What a great weekend we had at this year’s Baby Show at the London Excel. If you had or were expecting a baby or even just thinking about it then this would have been heaven for you. The baby show is such a good place to test and try and if you like it buy from such a massive range ofincredible baby and maternity products,lots of which were not yet available in the high street shops. Virtually all of the stands had some kind of deal or special show offer going on so you couldsave hundreds of pounds on kitting yourself and your baby out with everything you need. As we set up our stand we felt very excited. Only a year ago we had visited the same fair to look at how we should approach launching our invention onto the baby market, and here we were with our stand filled to the brim with our lovely snuggly Snugglebundl Bundl blankets, and us all in our gleaming white Snugglebundl t-shirts all ready and raring to go!
The response was absolutely amazing. So many people had already heard about our Bundl and had come to find us. Others who had not come across the lifting blanket were really excited by its simplicity and usefulness. It seems that the main attraction for people is that the Bundl saves you having to lift and lug heavy car seats around.
Naturally there were a few recognisable faces in all the crowds and we were surrounded by people when the lovely Charley Bird from 2shoes of X-factor fame stopped by with her baby to see what a baby lifting blanket was all about! Mike gave her a demonstration by rocking her little one in a Bundl whilst the onlookers cooed. Have to be honest that none of us in the Snugglebundl office watch X factor so we had to look her up on youtube! She’s got a great voice.
We also got to give tv’s investigative reporter and journalist Donal Macintyre and family a Snugglebundl blanket from which we have already received a great photo back with him happily rocking their baby in a Bundl.
One of our favourite visitors to our stand was the lovely Jo Tantum who hosts Baby Secrets Ltd and is the UK’s No 1 baby sleep expert,twin expert and author of bestselling book Baby Secrets. We met Jo at the Brighton Baby Expo last year and are proud and delighted to say that she is a fan of our Bundl. We were even more pleased when she took one up on stage to tell everyone about it. We had a rush on after that!
By the end of the weekend we were thoroughly exhausted but all had a big smile on our faces. It was a great show for us and we are so pleased that our simple idea of a lifting blanket will actually help so many parents and carers with moving, lifting and laying their precious little bundles of joy. We have already received loads of emails, tweets and Facebook thanks for our lovely idea. We hope to see you at the next baby show too!x