We had a blast at the LA Baby Show last weekend! Thousands of expecting and new parents showed up, pushing strollers and chasing toddlers past dozens of incredible vendors booths including, Canon, Lanisoh, Pump Station and Dream Nursery. Birdie Mendoza was there performing for the kids, there was a stroller track where you can try out your strollers, Samy’s was there shooting pics of all the families and even the Mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti stopped by. We met so many wonderful families and made some great new friends including the dads at City Dads LA and loved seeing MomTrends, ClubMomMe and CityMoms App out on the floor plus our friends from Tot Squad were cleaning strollers for parents!
There was so much to see and do, we didn’t quite see it all, but everyone we talked to had a great time. We were particularly in awe of the SNOO sleeper from Dr. Harvey Karp of Happiest Baby. He and wife Nina have created the perfect slice of heaven, a safe little haven for your slumbering baby. And we found out that The Pump Station has an exclusive on selling these better sleep solutions. We love the SNOO!
Don’t believe us? To prove how much fun we had this past weekend, here’s the video of Kristin and Laura at the event! More interviews and videos will be popping up our Facebook page over the coming days.
In The Vip Room
There was still more happening off the main floor in the VIP Lounge where speakers, sponsors and influencers gathered throughout the day for a private experience created by Pop Your Shop for MomAngeles. Parents were pampered with mini-massages by Soothe, Mani Mani’s with Nail Garden, products from Original Good Goods and got their glow on with Golden Glo Tans. Moms were getting glamorous with a little make-up from Blushington’s new blush-on-the-go service and the ladies of Salon Mom app – they come to your home ladies!
Kids were playing and having a blast in the tee pee area by Bashery & Co, or doing crafts with CityMoms App and Munchkin with extra help from Helpr. There were tasty snacks from Goddess Bars and One Potato and a full-on Red Carpet experience at the event! We interviewed Ali Fedotowsky, Glozell, The Baby Guy Jamie Grayson, Dr. Harvey Karp, Leana Greene of Kids in the House and many many more. Thanks to Honest tea and LaCroix for keeping us hydrated!
VIP Lounge attendees went home with a special bag filled with things that parents really need including Genneve (natural lubricant for vaginal dryness, an issue with a lot of breastfeeding moms), certificates for Angie Stewart Fitness, Blushington, Soothe Massage, Golden Glo Tans and Nail Garden and products from B.Box, Babyganics, Bamboobies, Beauty Collection, Coobie Bras, ergoPouch, Original Good Goods , Instatemp, Munchkin, My Pello, Oxo Tot, Pic’s Peanut Butter, Pump Station, Skinfix, Smarty Pants Vitamins and Tidy Tots. (Oh those lucky mommy bloggers!) Thanks to Pop Your Shop for another fabulous VIP experience!!
We can’t wait to do it all again next year! There’s a few pictures below. A full photo album will be up on our Facebook page soon!
LAURA NIX GERSON is the CEO of Nix|Gerson Media and the Founder of MomAngeles a site she launched because she was planning a lot of playdates and her friends kept asking her where to go and what to do. So it seemed easier just to put it all online in one place. In a past life Laura was a publicist, event marketer and web producer….oh wait, she still is. Laura has contributed to Modern Mom, CBS Local and Babble. Her greatest joy is story telling, sharing local finds and connecting people. Follow her @MomAngeles.