Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower Ever, Spring 2012

Well, they’ve done it again.  The stylish and resourceful moms behind Big City Moms managed to throw yet another Biggest Baby Shower Ever and live up to its moniker.

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Held May 9 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, the Biggest Baby Shower Ever brought together some of the hottest brands in the mama and baby gear industry, a number of baby/parenting experts and of hundreds of new and expectant moms.  In addition to the high profile exhibitor space, this year’s Biggest Baby Shower brought out a few celebrity parents, many of whom were touting their latest endeavors including Jessica Alba, Chrisiopher Gavigan, Tia Mowry, Liza Huber, Susan Lucci and Melissa Joan Hart.

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I’ve been covering the Biggest Baby Shower since I was pregnant with the Big Kid and I was actually a city mom.  And by “cover” I mean, I went as an expectant mom searching for the latest and greatest in baby gear, and was so inspired that I started NKT as a result. So, without a doubt, this is always one of my favorite events as a mom and blogger.  Because NYC moms–NYC women in general–are considered tastemakers, this event truly showcases the best of the best in baby gear and parenting experts.

I’m sure I’ll go into detail about particular brands I saw at the show, but here are just a number of my favorite highlights of the Big City Mom’s Spring Biggest Baby Shower Ever:

Wean Green

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I adore these tempered glass cubes, which are perfect for baby food and kid snacks.  With all the scary issues with plastics and other questionable materials, glass is always a safe standby.  I actually got rid of all of our plastic containers and replaced them with all Glasslock containers, so naturally, I fell in love with Wean Green, too.

Milkin’ Cookies

When I first heard about Lactation Cookies, I sort of winced out of ignorance.  But quite honestly, after tasting THESE delicious cookies, I’ll never look back.  Created by two moms who are doctors that wanted to continue nursing while working fulltime, Milkin’ Cookies provides nursing moms with a divine treats that also help promote milk supply.  They’re made with a variety of grains and are perfect for the whole fam.  I just can’t get over how delicious AND helpful these have been for me.

7am Enfant

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Well known for their stylish stroller muff, bags and other accessories, 7am Enfant showcased many of their latest styles.  One of my favorites among the pack was definitely the Barcelona Bag, which has a sleek silhouette, is super functional, yet maintains an overall trim size, something not too many diaper bags can do!

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I’ve been following Project Nursery online for many, many years now, so to see their designs in person was truly surreal.  Project Nursery, an online resource for nursery design, showcased a few of gorgeous nurseries at the show.  My favorite, however, was the boys’ nursery that featured a few pieces from the incredibly talented Sam Simon.  If anyone can tastefully incorporate sparkle into a nursery, it’s Sam.

Honest

Created by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, this line of environmentally safe home and baby care products are making heads turn.  Made with safer ingredients suitable for eco-concious families, what makes Honest unique (aside from the star factor) is the subscription service and impeccable customer service.
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There are so many more brands to speak of, but I will have to include them in another post! So much goodness to go around from this latest Baby Shower. Speaking of which, Big City Moms recently started to make waves beyond the NYC area.  Their Biggest Baby Shower was recently held in other metropolitan cities like LA and Miami, so be on the lookout for a shower near you.

If you are in the NYC area and are an expectant or new parent, and are interested in new baby products or listening to the most knowledgeable baby experts, it would behoove you to check out the Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower. The gift bag (and food samples at the shower,) alone, are well worth the admission price!
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