If there is one thing that I am always drooling over, it's got to be baby gear. From the minute I found out I was pregnant with the LM, I became completely amazed, and sometimes overwhelmed, by how may baby products that there were/are on the market. Some are completely necessary, some make life SO much easier, some are for pure luxury, and, of course, some are a bit "out there." I thought I knew everything, about everything, and I really was shocked when I went looking around for gear for baby number two, and found that there was even more cool stuff out there that I had never even heard of!
This is why I am so excited about an incredible expo that's coming to Boston on May 31. Debuting at the Seaport Hotel, the Drool Baby Expo will be offering expecting, new, and even us 2nd and 3rd time parents (or anyone else who loves baby stuff as much as I do) the chance to check out the latest in baby gear while enjoying refreshments, complimentary spa services, workshops, and consultations. In addition to an expo floor that will be brimming with product introductions and demos, the evening promises to include educational workshops on a variety of topics, including fitness, nutrition, the benefits of storing cord blood, building the perfect baby registry, and green parenting. They will be offering personalized stroller matchmaking consultations and even car seat installation demonstrations (something I seriously need a refresher on!) In addition, all attendees will receive an awesome gift bag. Yes, you had me at complementary spa services!
Also, (and because everyone loves free stuff) raffles and giveaways will give attendees the opportunity to win some of the best baby items on the market. The best part is, many of the vendors attending the event will be offering one-night-only special offers – discounts and gifts with purchase – during the event. As far as I'm concerned, this seems like a one stop shop for all things baby!
I'm telling you Drool is going to be the place to be, and I can't think of a better mom's night out (you know I'll be there will my girlfriends!!) If you’d like to get all the details and preview the participating verdors out their website, droolbabyexpo.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/droolbaby and on twitter @droolbaby. Participating vendors can be found here.
To kick off the expo the FABULOUS folks over at Quinny are GIVING AWAY their super popular Quinny® Zapp Xtra™ to one of you lucky readers!!! (I feel a bit like Oprah here... you get a car, you get a car, you get a car!!!) In all seriousness, those of you with kids know that having a great stroller is the equivalent to a second car, and Quinny is at the top of the market when it comes to lightweight, durable, and multi-position strollers. The Zapp Xtra™ features a reversible seat allowing baby to face mom or the world, which also reclines to multiple positions in both forward and rear facing mode. It is available in four fashions allowing parents and children to walk their way, which include Brown Boost, Rocking Black, Rebel Red, and Pink Emily. (I'm partial to the red myself.) Every stroller has 360 degree rotating wheels, with locks, and when used with the Maxi-Cosi® Mico infant car seat, it transforms into a highly maneuverable travel system for use from birth, allowing for a seamless transition from car to street (I can't even begin to tell you how necessary this is during those first few months.)
Just look at all the things this baby can do.
I am so jealous that one of you will be walking away with this fabulous stroller!!!
I hope to see you all at the expo (I'll be the one waddling my way through the crowds.) Make sure to look for me there and say hello!!!
My two new favorite things? Drool and Quinny!!!!
- Visit the Quinny website, then leave a comment here telling me what is your favorite Quinny! Please don't forget to leave your name or handle.
- One entry permitted per person in the comments. Re-tweet for multiple entries (maximum 3 entries per person)
- Entry period closes at midnight EST, Monday, May 30, 2011.
Good luck and don't forget to tell all your friends!!!