My lovely friend, Raelene, and I went to the Baby and Tot Show. It was a fun afternoon, no lies. Here are a bunch of booths that caught my eye.
Happy Nappy Cloth Diaper Service: I love the environment, so why not give it a try. I did some research and I don’t know why more people don’t do cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are cheaper than disposable diapers and with the pick up and drop off service you don’t need to manage clean up! I’m going to try them for the first few months and give you an update. I just signed up for their service, and I’ve never been more excited about poop.
Cord Blood Banks: A co-worker, Kim, first made me aware of cord blood banking services. She took me along for a visit to a private banking agency and I scored a few brochures. After extensive reading, chatting with the cord blood booths at the Baby and Tot Show, and discussing it with Chris, we’d like to go the public bank route. It was such a personal decision and I’m glad we took the time to look into it.
Calgary Childbirth Education & Doula Association: Every time I talk to a doula they help alleviate my birth fears little by little. Since we found out I was pregnant so late, I’m on several waitlists for midwife agencies. I think doulas are another great option; and if I don’t end up getting a midwife then I definitely want a doula.
Recreation booths galore: I wasn’t put into a lot of recreation as a wee one. Now that I work at a recreation based nonprofit, recreation for me wee one is a must. The Gymboree ‘booth’ had it going on; it was more like an activity area. There was a class going on almost organically and the staff were amazing.
I left the show feeling excited and overwhelmed by all the stuff available for bb. Lots of decisions to make!