Baby & Toddler Show Manchester 2013

Well the day came to go to the baby & toddler show I was so excited .
It was the first time for the baby & toddler show at Manchester as it has changed hands , last year it was just the baby show as I have a 15 months old and a 3 year old I did expect this one to be good.

The show was situated at the event city in Manchester just opposite the Trafford Centre .

I went with Jonathan my hubby to be plus my 15 month old son Alfie , My daughter Millie stayed with her granny & granddad for the day .
We got to the show round 10.30am parking was free but we soon noticed that this year the show was in a different zone of the event city as there was a wedding fair in the other part .

We got to the entrance and showed our tickets but no show booklet guide given ? only a slip given that you could redeem to take to a stand to get a free goodie bag from Emma's diary .

At first what we do as we have been to lots of the baby how before is take a tour round the whole show just to get the lay of the land , we soon noticed now very small the show was this year with hardly and of the major brands that are normally at the show .

This year they did NOT have Mothercare, Fisher Price / Cresh , Tommee Tippee , Made For Mums , Practical Parenting & Pregnancy , Annabel Karmel , plus lots more they did not have .

I was so gutted that  Practical Parenting & Pregnancy stand they did not have to get hold of one of their famous MadeForMums £2goodie bags. Packed full of goodies and magazines worth around £13,They are always at every show I could not believe that there were not there I even had to go round again to make sure and nope nothing :(

Could not buy any food to top up stock or try and new items of food no of the stands at the show .
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I was absolutely gutted with the show it was that bad I had to go over to the Trafford centre to buy my son a toy and not a clue why they called it a toddler show as well , was nothing for toddlers it was more for bits of pregnancy and before .

The only few highs of the show are meeting the amazing lovely team over at Milkysnugz .


MilkySnugz are fun, cuddly baby comforters that make feeding time easier for mother and baby.
Young babies spend a lot of time feeding from bottles, and often need fed during the night. With a MilkySnugz friend, your baby will sleep easier and feed more easily, allowing the pair of you to enjoy a better night's sleep. MilkySnugz can aid your baby's transition from breast-feeding to bottle-feeding, and strengthen the maternal bond.

Developed to make feeding time more fun, MilkySnugz will comfort your baby and help it to develop fine motor skills. This will aid your baby's mobility as it learns to grasp and move its hands.

I have been a supporter of MilkySnugz facebook page from the start and love to help them to the word across about their brand as I am a big fan of the products .

                                                      My Alfie with his MilkySnugz.

I did also like MumKind as I am a mummy blogger they had on twitter saying if you are a mummy blogger come on over and will let you try some of the items out .
Nutrition for busy mums and pregnant mums.

Loved the jojo maman bebes van .

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Joolz strollers -

Fantastic initiative designs of strollers just a shame did not get to chat with them , I kept going up back to them but no luck .

The show also had  free baby changing facilities as well as a comfortable and discreet feeding area.

There was  a whole array of fantastic offers and fabulous competitions available at the Fair!


Mummy and Me Magazine Publications will be available to all parents and parents-to-be visiting our stand. We are also running a fantastic competition for a large selection of baby and toddler prizes.

Toffee Moon £5 off all purchases over £25 at the show.

Vital Baby Up to 50% discount on Vital Baby Products.  plus lots more .

All in all I can say I will not be going back to the baby & toddler show next year I will stick to the baby show Nec & London as they offer a lot more .