Soon-to-be moms and dads gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center last month for a baby extravaganza: Big City Moms’ annual Biggest Baby Shower Ever. Hundreds of expectant parents came to see, test and learn about the latest baby gadgets, gear and accessories. More than 100 companies were exhibiting. The event also included seminars exploring a variety of parenting topics, from healthy eating to sleep safety. Pregnant moms were also treated to complimentary mini-manicures, hair styling and massages.
Here are a few of our favorite products exhibited at the event.
Something for Dad
We’re used to seeing hip bags for Mom, but Diaper Dude’s collection of diaper bags for Dad ($59.99 – $109.99, www.diaperdude.com) includes a new canvas tote and a MLB collection of messenger bags featuring the L.A. Dodgers. For a limited time, use code BCMDD2015 for 25 percent off. Expires 6/30/2015.
The award-winning HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper ($219.99 -$249.99, www.halobassinest.com) lets Baby sleep as close to you as possible, but keeps her safely in her own space. It swivels so you can have Baby as close to you as needed. Comes equipped with a nightlight, music, vibration and nursing timer. Available in Honeycomb, Harmony Circles and Classic Damask styles.
Healthy and Happy Skin
Mama Mio (www.mioskincare.com) is a line of pregnancy skincare loaded with organic ingredients. Bestsellers are The Tummy Rub Butter ($36) and The Tummy Rob Oil ($38). Not sure which products are right for you? Mama Mio’s website includes a short questionnaire to help you choose.
Ready to bring Baby home? Maxi-Cosi’s Mico Max 30 carseat (4 – 30 pounds, up to 32 inches, $249.99, www.maxi-cosi.com) is known for its maximum comfort, safety, and style. Very easy to clean, the seat pad is easily removable, machine washable and dryer safe. New this month, the Mico Max 30 is now customizable. Parents can choose the color of the frame, main seat cushion, canopy and harness/buckle covers.
To learn more about Big City Moms and upcoming events, visit www.bigcitymoms.com.