This will be my last post about the fabulous gadgets, ideas, products and people that we have seen and met because of The Baby Show. Some products we knew about before visiting and used the opportunity to get to see them, try them and make final decisions. Some we had no idea that even existed, but boy are we glad they do and that we found them!
One genius product that many mums, and dads, already know about is the Spilly Spoon. This deceptively simple crocodile-shaped plastic spoon enables up to 10ml of medicine to be poured into it and yet not spill out when placed flat on a surface whilst you hunt down your little one to take it! Biscuit and Cracker used to be fine taking medicines and vitamins with a syringe but now they’re getting older and trying to gain more independence they started refusing to take it. Enter the Spilly Spoon!
The twinkles now happily sit there and ‘help’ by giving themselves their vitamins every night. It’s a good size for their little hands to grip and it is super easy to clean in the dishwasher. We went to the Baby Show in order to buy their Ouch Pouch (a handy little bag to keep your spilly spoon, medicine, plasters etc in for when you’re out and about). The good news for all you lovely people reading this is that they are now available to buy on their website.
One company that is indisputably popular and amazing is Gro. Selling products like grobags (sleeping bags recommended by The Lullaby Trust for safer sleeping), gro clocks (a sleeping aid to try and discourage those toddlers from early waking) and gro eggs (showing the temperature of your babies room). At the Baby shows they have fantastic show offers, as well as helpful and knowledgable staff to talk through the tog ratings and what all their wonderful gizmos do and how they’ll make your life so much easier.
Something that I had never heard about before walking past their stall at a Baby Show is the amazing Sucup. Invented by a Grandad of twins, this is a product that will help your little ones feed themselves things like porridge and yoghurt independently. It’s a plastic cup that you put the food in, pop the top on with the large straw attached and give them those foods that would normally get splattered all around your kitchen and person!!
The day we got these we tried them with the twins and they took to them straight away. Having two small children means that meal times can be quite hectic, especially when there was only one of me trying to help both of them eat. Having two Sucups enables both of them to eat their own porridge at their own pace while I can have my brekkie at the same time.
So there you have it, my recommendations from my numerous trips to the Baby Shows. This is not an extensive list of all the things that will be available for your perusal. If you find anything that you love then please let me know.