This year at Baba Indaba in Cape Town between 1-3 August, there is a fantastic list of exhibitors and brands for one-stop shopping. The benefit of going to an expo is that you get to discuss the products with the producers/distributors, the variety of brands to choose from and the special offers. It’s a pity I won’t be able to attend this year as I know a number of the exhibitors and here’s a round up of some of my featured exhibitors with links to my reviews. Be sure to pop in and say hello. Enjoy the expo!
Baby Group: Online website offering parents a 3-in-1 resource: advice; shop and community. Expert advice on pregnancy, the developmental stages of your child, buying guides and articles relevant to parenthood. Wide range of maternity and baby items from the online shop. Community network where parents provide mutual support, tips and tricks to make parenting easier.
Double Trouble: Family run business by proud parents of twins. The Twin Pram is light weight and compact and has an ergonomic folding system for easy storage at home and in your car boot. The twin prams modular system together with the Maxi-Cosi car seats can be used from birth. They have expanded their range to include the Maxi-Cosi single travel system.
Eatplaysleeplove: Mom of four, Angie, believes in the benefits of sleeping bags for babies to reduce the incidences of SIDS and a better night’s sleep. Available in sizes newborn to 36 months in a variety of fun designs. Full range of baby and toddler bedding available online including matching taglets, blankets, duvets for toddler beds.
Fairy Caravan: Decorating your nursery and child’s room is an exciting time for parents and Illustrator Liesl van der Hoven has a beautiful selection of original artworks which she sells as wall stickers, framed prints and on canvas. She launches her new linen and animal pillow range at this year’s Baba Indaba.
Jujuice: jungle juice in sachet form which aids in milk production for breastfeeding. All the benefits of the traditional jungle juice recipe but in a convenient and cost effective sachet form. jujuice is 100% natural, preservative free, free from artificial sweeteners and colourants, high in energy and a source of Vitamin C.
Mels Buzz: a range of unique and practical baby products for everyday moms, designed by a mom. The pop-on pop-off ribbon clip and bib mat are recommended buys for use everywhere and are always in my baby bag. Other products include bandana bibs, dummy clips, sandpit covers, wet and dry bags.
Muddie Buddies: newly launched children’s waterproof outfits including jumpsuits, dungarees, smocks, crawler pants, jackets and pants get the kids outdoors and having fun no matter the weather. The outfits are made from lightweight, breathable Nylon and waterproof to 6000mm+
mysmartkid: a subscription box of age-appropriate toys, tools and activities which is delivered every second month. In the box you will find what you need to play with your child and help them to reach their developmental miles, chosen under the guidance of early childhood development (ECD) experts.
shooshoos: locally made children’s soft sole and rubber sole leather shoes in a variety of fun designs. jeankelly range includes leather baby bags and ladies pumps and sandals. They usually have great discounts available at the expo.