3/19/14

Yesterday, Tuesday March 18th was the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower. Naturally I bought tickets early and picked the mid-level ones (more about what that got us in a bit). The tickets were $132.87 and got both me and David in at 5:30, a half hour before the lower tier tickets got access. I picked the mid-level ones because they were $130-ish dollars and the gift you get with them is worth $149. Plus you get a huge gift bag of other goodies, and the chance to win prizes during the different seminars. Big duh that I’m going to purchase that one.

 

The basic premise of the event was a game of “bingo”. We got a “bingo” card at the beginning of the night to fill out. To get the gift bag, you had to visit 25 vendors and listen to 1 seminar. There were probably about 50 different vendor booths and a choice of 5 seminars. We went for the fitness and wellness during pregnancy and beyond seminar. Not nearly as much information about fitness or all that much about wellness as I thought there would be. We decided after the seminar that we were done and ready to leave.

 

We went to the exit to turn in our “bingo card” and were told to pick a number from a bag. The lady who was helping us went into the gift room and returned with our gift bag of goodies and…

 

Today I took everything out and put it on our dining room table.

 

Table before:

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Table after:

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I inventoried everything that was in our gift bag and that we received from the various booths that were giving out things. Holy cow it is so much stuff. Some of it we can’t use, like formula that expires this year or early next year that I plan to donate. Other things that we plan to use got put back in the reusable bags and will go into the upstairs room for safe keeping until next year. All of the older kid food, like the squeeze pouches, I fully intend to eat (I actually just ate the GoGo applesauce one, very tasty). Below is a list of everything that we got.

 

Bottles:

Dr. Browns Natural Flow, Reduces Colic

Evenflow Advanced+ Angled and Vented Bottle

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature baby bottle

Avent Natural

Mam Anti Colic Bottle

 

Food:

Enfamil Newborn Nutrition Necessities in a Keepsake Box

Party-Tizers Veggie Dippin’ Chips – Kale, Carrot and Spinach

Earth’s Best Organic Super Pomegranate Cranberry Apple fruit puree

Ella’s Kitchen banana baby brekkie

Materne GoGo Squeez Appleapple

Nurturme Squash, Bananas, Green Kale nurturmeals 6+ mos

Nurturme crunchy carrots nurturmeals 4+ mos

 

Food Storage:

Yummi Pouch Reusable: 1 green, 1 orange

nurturme Eco-pouch

Sage Spoonfuls Plastic 4 oz bowl with lid

Inno Baby Packin Smart

 

Pacifiers and Accessories:

WubbaNub Infant Pacifier with attached dog

First Friends pacifier with lamb

Dr. Brown’s PreVent Orthodontic Pacifier – 18m+

Mam newborn pacifier x2

bobo buddy caterpillar

 

Toys:

The Original Boppy Gentle Forest Rattle Ring

 

Clothing:

Pediped 12-18 mo shoes

L’ovedbaby 3-6 mo pants

Born to Rock onesie 3-6 mo

 

Blankets:

Baby K’tan K’tan cloth

Rolling penguin blanket

Munchkin Swaddle Angel 2 pack

Summer SwaddleMe WrapSack Size small

PiyoPiyo Duck bath towel

 

Extras:

Car Shade

DLVR Graduated Compression Socks

JenniJune sleep eye mask

Jane reusable plastic water bottle

The Pump Station water

La Croix Lemon sparkling water

UPPAbaby luggage tag

MomAngels gift card

Daddy & Co $10 gift card

5 reusable bags, 1 backpack type bag

2 pens

Healthy Child Healthy World healthy parenting kit – babyganics 3.6 oz laundry detergent, Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner 2 oz, Surf Sweets sour berry bears, Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid .4 oz, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent 1 use, Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion, Baby Ecos Laundry Detergent 2 uses, Happytot green bean pear and pea squeeze pouch, coupons

 

Feeding:

BabyBjorn Soft Bib

OXO Tot on the go feeding spoon with travel case

Enfamil Cooler with Ice pack, flat plastic bottle for breast milk and can of Newborn Infant Formula

 

For Mom:

Project Nursery.com Measuring tape

Belly Bandit measuring tape

Bio-Oil

Rainbow Light Prenatal One Multivitamins, 30 day supply

Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter 1 oz plus .1 oz sample

Mama Mio Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Wash 1 fl oz

Babytime Skin to Skin Baby + Mom Massage Oil

Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA, 2 softgels

Belli Elasticity Belly Oil .17 oz sample

Preggie Pop Drops, 1

Eat Sleep Poop by Scott W. Cohen

An amazing amount of brochures, pamphlets, handout and more!

 

For Baby:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Bottom Butter, 4.4 oz

Babyganics Moisturizing Eczema Care, 3 oz

Nordic Naturals Children’s DHA

Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Diapers, size 1 44 count

 

Cleaning/Wipes:

Dapple Baby laundry detergent

Dapple Fragrance-Free Dish Liquid, travel size

Dapple Fragrance-Free Pacifier Wipes, 25 individually wrapped

Dr. Brown’s Naturally Cleaning Pacifier and Bottle Wipes, 30 count

Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Baby Wipes, 30 count

Honest Wipes, 10 count

Diono Travel wipes, 30 count

daddy’s disposable diaper changing pads, 10 count

The Pump Station soft bottom cloths, 20 count

 

Fitness:

knocked-up fitness Prenatal pilates-infused fitness DVD

Feb/March issue of fitpregnancy

 

 

So that lady who was helping us? She went into the gift room and returned pushing

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a stroller. With a Lillebaby carrier in it. Yup, it was for us. Not only did we get a $149 carrier, we also got a Maxi-Cosi Kaia Stoller worth $199. Are you kidding me!?!?! Overall, it was a win-win for us.

 

Extra Gifts:

LilleBaby Organic Carrier – Came with the ticket level we purchased

Maxi-Cosi Kaia Stroller – We picked a number out of a bag to get an extra gift, and this came rolling out for us

 

 

It was a fun/awesome/amazing experience for me, and as far as I could tell not torture for David. There was an amazing amount of information and hands-on testing of many products. We saw some awesome strollers, car seats, high chairs, food makers, diapers, toys and much more.

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2 thoughts on “3/19/14

  1. It is a CRAZY amount of stuff. And most of it is going to be useful. Some of it wasn’t (like the formula) and has already been given a new home, but we’re keeping and going to use most of it.

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