Tuesday, 26 May 2009

The Designer Baby Show champions real nappies

26 May 2009 ~ London

The Designer Baby Show champion’s real nappies ~ the must have for fashion conscious babies!

The Designer baby show will reveal just how far real nappies have come in the last decade. No longer just an eco and economic option, real nappies are now a fashionable lifestyle choice. The latest in sassy nappy style and high street chic will be shown off at The Designer Baby Show 2009

Managing Director Kirsty MacLeod says:

“I am a complete convert to real nappies. With all the funky patterns now available, a real nappy is now an extension of your baby’s wardrobe. Real nappies really are a win win option not only do they save you money and help the environment they are also ascetically pleasing unlike ugly looking disposables. I’m a busy working full time mum of 2 so the new pocket nappies that you simply Velcro an and go are great for me”

The Designer baby show plans to showcase the very best real nappies currently available in the UK.

Managing Director Kirsty MacLeod says:

“we plan to dispel all the myths surrounding real nappies and have taken the decision to ban all disposable nappy companies from the show and all future shows. With billions of disposable nappies simply dumped in land fill sites each year we feel it’s time a major show showcased this current problem”


Home laundered nappies could save parents around £500 on the cost of keeping a baby in nappies. You can buy all the nappies and waterproof covers you need for your baby's nappy wearing life on the high street for £50, about the cost of seven weeks’ of disposables.

Disposable nappies are made of super absorbent chemicals, paper pulp and plastics, while real nappies are mostly made of natural fabrics. Organic cotton and hemp nappies and organic wool waterproof covers are available at a reasonable cost.


Nearly three billion nappies are thrown away in the UK every year. Most (90%) end up in landfill;that’s nearly eight million nappies a day. We do not know how long it takes for the plastics in disposable nappies to decompose but it could take hundreds of years.
The Designer Baby Show will be showcasing the very best in Real nappies at the first national Designer Baby Show on the 15th of November 2009 in Berkshire UK.
If you are a real nappy company and would like to get involved with the show please do contact us.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay Looking forward to baby number 2

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay haven’t got long to wait now until the arrival of their baby

When Tess was pregnant with her first daughter Phoebe i was pregnant with my son Louis and she beat me by 4 weeks.
We both have little blonde's and Louis and Phoebe would make a cute couple? even though Phoebe was not interested when Louis talked to her at our local garden centre.

Tess has been reported as saying she hopes this child will have a natural birth, after having Phoebe via C-section.

She told Now magazine, “Having had a caesarean last time and not having gone through the whole process of labour, this time I’ve opted to do it naturally. So, though pretty petrified by the prospect of the unknown, if billions of women have done it before me I’d like to think I can give it a go,”

Family Fortunes presenter Vernon, 34, added: 'It's such a gift to be expecting again. We're so happy and overjoyed.'

The couple got married in 2003 and live in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire. Earlier this year Vernon revealed that the couple longed to add to their brood.

Unlike Tess i actually went through 17 .5 hours of labour with my first little boy (now 4) and it was very painful!

However Tess my Second baby Lily was born in under 30 minutes last September!!
Good luck to you all
Tickets to The Drsigner Baby Show on the way to you!!

Baby Bottles can damage your childrens teeth after 12 months

RECENT PRESS RELEASE FROM DuPage County Health Department


What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

It is a serious dental disease affecting infants and children. Tooth decay that results from improper feeding practices. It may involve one or several teeth and usually occurs on the upper front teeth.

How might your child get Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

If your child sleeps with a bottle.
If your child has a bottle for long periods during the day.
If you child sucks on a pacifier dipped in honey, syrup or anything sweet.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay may cause:

Many cavities
Crooked permanent teeth
Ear and speech problems
Possible emotional problems

Helpful hints for breaking the bottle habit:

Do not give your child a bottle at any time other than for feeding.
Teach you child to use a cup at about 6 months of age so by age 1 the bottle may be eliminated.

What can be used to calm and quiet you child?

Give a security blanket, teddy bear or a plain pacifier
Sing or play music
Hold or rock your child
Give back rub
Use a musical mobile
Read a book or tell a story


Put you child to bed without a bottle. Do not let your child walk around or sit with a bottle during the day.
Trade the bottle for a cup by 1 year of age.
Brush your child's teeth as soon as they appear in the mouth.
Visit the dentist regularly, starting between ages 2 and 3, earlier if a problem exists.
Avoid giving your child sugary foods.
Make sure your child receives fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste, fluoride water and fluoride treatments or drops are excellent sources.

Sorce DuPage County Health Department

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Jade goody effect will save many lives!

A record number of women have been rushing to the nhs for cervical smear tests since Jade Goody lost her life to the disease on the 22nd of March 2009.

According to Sara Hiom from Cancer Research UK, the tragic death of the reality star, who passed away aged 27, had sent the number of examinations soaring sky high.

“The Jade effect” had left waiting time for the tests leap from two weeks to as much as two months while the number of hits on the Cancer Research UK website’s cervical cancer pages had also jumped from 100,000 in January to almost 400,000.

“Jade’s legacy will be to help save lives. Her tragic plight brought important cervical cancer awareness messages into living rooms across the UK,” the Daily Star quoted Sara as saying.
She added: “Jade’s story has led to hundreds of thousands of people wanting information on the disease.”
The NHS Cancer Screening Programme further said it was trying to keep up with the towering demand.
A Department of Health spokesman said: “We are aware that there has been increased demand on cervical screening services due to recent media attention.

“Some laboratories are experiencing backlogs but these are being dealt with at a local level.”

Bless you jade x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Some baby foods may be worse than junk food

Some baby foods contain as much sugar and saturated fats as cookies or cheeseburgers, a British food pressure group said on Monday.

Publishing results of a survey of more than 100 foods for babies and toddlers, the Children's Food Campaign said Farley's rusks were 29 percent sugar and some Cow & Gate toddler biscuits contained trans fats, which have been linked to heart disease.

"The results of this survey are staggering," said Christine Haigh, spokeswoman for the CFC.

"Many foods marketed for babies and young children are advertised as healthy.

In reality, in terms of sugar and saturated fat content, some are worse than junk food."

The CFC survey found that 100g of Farley's Original Rusks, made by Heinz, contained 29g of sugar, more than that contained in the same weight of some chocolate digestive biscuits.

Heinz Toddler's Own Mini Cheese Biscuits contained 7.3g of saturated fat per 100g, more than the 6.7g in an equal weight piece of a McDonald's quarter pounder burger with cheese.

Cow & Gate, which makes a range of baby and toddler formula milks and foods, responded to the survey by halting production of its baby biscuits.
"In discussion with the Food Standards Agency we have already taken the decision to discontinue our baby biscuits, when we became aware of the presence of hydrogenated fat, which contains a very small amount of trans fats," a spokeswoman said.

Heinz defended its Farley's rusks as an "ideal weaning food for babies from around four months."
"Farley's Rusks have been enjoyed by generations of babies, and some adults too, for 120 years," it said in a statement. "Enriched with vitamins and minerals, the unique Farley's Rusk recipe has remained virtually unchanged."

The CFC, part of food and farming campaign group Sustain, said it examined the nutritional content of 107 baby and toddler foods available in UK supermarkets in March.

It found only half the products were low in saturated fat, salt and sugar, as defined in Britain's Food Standards Agency guidance.

The Funky Fairy Launches The Babydam AS SEEN ON ITV THIS MORNING

Parents love the safety and intimacy created by the new and unique BabyDam bathwater barrier which turns the family bath at home into baby's own bath - from newborn to toddler.

Available blue, BabyDam can be fitted in seconds and seals perfectly in any chosen position across all standard straight sided baths.

In these days of climate change, water shortages and ever rising energy costs, BabyDam bathwater barrier will save water, save heating, save time and save money - indeed, BabyDam will pay for itself over and over again whilst giving years of faithful service.

Bathing baby captures those wonderful moments of fun time for parent and child but filling the whole of the household bath wastes time, water and the energy to heat it. Now you don't have to. BabyDam bathwater barrier is a new and unique product which can be fitted in seconds and seals perfectly in any chosen position across all standard straight sided baths.

Parents love the safety and intimacy created by BabyDam which turns the family bath at home into baby's own bath - from newborn to toddler.

A standard straight sided bath requires around 64 litres of water to provide a suitable depth. BabyDam when positioned roughly half way along the bath will save approximately 32 litres of water per bath: some 224 litres per week or 11,648 litres per child per year.

In the UK where perhaps 700,000 babies are born each year, BabyDam could save the Country 8 billion 153 million 600 thousand litres of water per year - not to mention the energy required to heat it!

available at the funky fairy for £29.99 10% OFF DURING MAY!!

http://www.thefunkyfairy.co.uk/ viki@thefunkyfairy.co.uk

Come and see if at http://www.thedesignerbabyshow.co.uk/

Holly Willoughby has baby boy!

The Bump Has Arrived!
The wait is over! Holly and Dan welcomed their baby in to the world today so it’s celebration time over here at officialhollywilloughby.com! The couple released the following statement:
Monday 11th May 2009

TV presenter Holly Willoughby and her husband Dan Baldwin are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Harry James Baldwin.

Harry was born this afternoon at 1.18pm and weighs 7lb 4oz. Mother and baby are doing well.

Congratulations Holly and Dan, we can’t wait to meet the little fella.

Monday, 11 May 2009

That Cute Website Joins The Designer Baby Show

That Cute Website Sponsors The Designer Baby Show 2009
That Cute Website baby boutique opened its Internet doors in January 2009 taking advantage of the huge gap in the UK market for trendy and unusual items usually only reserved for celebrity mums and their kids.

Dedicated to providing the UK with quality-crafted items sourced from a team of youthful, creative and passionate designers who only use highest quality materials and standard of workmanship, the colours are bold, the textures are unique and the styles range from classic to trendy.
Managing Director Kruti Shah says “This is not just another baby boutique. That Cute Website’s concept is to make available a large selection of designs and brands at competitive prices that do not compromise quality under any circumstances. All of the children's clothing, toys, and gifts are sourced personally and are chosen for quality and comfort, as well as good design and practicality. As a mother myself, I know just how important that is in ones buying decisions. Parents will love the quality and functionality and little ones will look the bee’s knees!”
That Cute Website showcases amazing artwork from Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for the nursery, a selection of traditional toys which harp back to your own much loved childhood, couture clothing for little trendsetters and an array of unusual gifts sure to delight both the deserving mummy or mum-to-be or angelic baby.
The new range for Spring/Summer includes a selection of holiday essentials such as little Valise’s and suitcases for the intrepid traveller, trinket totes for your princess to carry her prized Tiffany jewellery and the Baby Sense Calming Hamper so the parents can get some R&R when the kids drift off to sleep.

Visit That Cute Website at the Designer Baby Show in November for the Autumn/Winter line.

Fantastic range will be available at the designer Baby Show http://www.thedesignerbabyshow.co.uk/

Hopscoth Kids Joins The Designer Baby Show

Hopscotch Kids Joins The Designer Baby Show 2009

Hopscotch Kids is a children's boutique with exciting toys, organic baby clothes and beautiful gifts. Evoke childhood memories with traditional toys. Enjoy chic teepees and playhouses designed to inspire imaginative play.

Husband & wife team opened the first shop in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire in 2008. They had found it hard to find stylish, original items for their two young daughters so they decided to set up the shop they were looking for!
All theproducts are individually selected by them, including fairtrade and organic ranges. They offer you high standards of quality, good value and knowledge of how our products are sourced. They primarily buy from independent British companies who offer the same personal service that they offer you.
They have now added an line shop to offer the Hopscotch Kids collection to customers who cannot always get to our shop, but still want that something special and want to be confident that they are getting outstanding quality.
They want you to enjoy shopping with us so that you will do so again and tell your friends. They want your shopping experience to be exciting, enjoyable and straightforward – whether you are on line or in the shop. They pride themselves on good service and ensuring that you find just what you are looking for.

We can be contacted on 01279 505051 or by email helen@hopscotch-kids.co.uk.
Great selection will be on show at the Designer Baby Show 2009 www.thedesignerbabyshow.co.uk

Celebrity Mum Katie Price and Peter Andre to split

Celebrity couple Katie Price and Peter Andre are to separate after four-and-a half years of marriage, the couple's management company have confirmed.
A statement from Can Associates said the pair "have both requested that the media respect their families' privacy at this difficult time".
The couple have two children together - Junior, three, and Princess Tiamii, who is nearly two years old.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Hot Products @ The Designer Baby Show BUMPSTERS

Your guide to whats HOT at the show

From ~ Bumpsters ~ £29.99

What a brilliant idea! These wonderful new Bumpsters come in many colours and sizes to fit on your little ones cot.
These pads cushion the cot bars and stops bangs and protects your babies head, ensuring a peaceful and safe night's sleep.
Bumpsters are an innovative alternative to cot bumpers. They attach to the individual bars of the cot, eliminating the worry of reduced air flow that can be caused by traditional cot bumpers.
Bumpsters can be arranged in a variety of different ways to offer protection for babies of all ages. Coming in a variety of colours and patterns for boys and girls.


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

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Why Exhibit at The Designer Baby Show 2009

Why Exhibit?


As a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Presenting Expert, you will
INSPIRE parents who are seeking the best resources,SHARE
the passion you have for your business through FACE TO
FACE interactions with highly qualified clientele and
CREATE long lasting relationships with consumers who need
your products or services!

If your business sells products, offers services or is a resource that new or expectant parents or their families can use, this event is for YOU! Even if you currently have a strong brand identity, already utilizer other advertising mediums and have plenty of loyal customers, joining The Designer Baby Show will benefit your business!

The Designer Baby Show is an extremely cost effective method of reaching your target market. For less than the cost of a small advertisement in a national magazine, you can speak directly to your target audience and showcase your products & services.

It’s a great opportunity to increase your brand’s awareness, market your products/services face to face and drive direct sales. Plus, create new customer leads for future business, conduct market research and make new business contacts - all on one day!

We Also have 2 spaces available for sponsorship for the event so if you would like more information please contact us.

We are now taking bookings for exhibition space for the show, contact us now for our early booking discount

About The Designer Baby Show

About The Show

Bringing together both high-profile brands and less well-known names (those hard-to-find but brilliant-to-discover companies), The Designer Baby Show presents the most covetable collection of 100 companies offering everything for stylish mummy's to be to babies and toddlers.

It makes the complex task of planning your new arrival much simpler. Instead of spending weeks requesting company brochures, visiting designers shops, trawling the internet and hitting the phone, you can spend one day in a relaxed and focused environment at The Designer Baby Show finding everything you need.

New exhibitor list The Designer Baby Show

New Exhibitors April 2009
That Cute Website
The Hedge Pig
Phoenix Cards
Impala Impressions
Aquarius Beauty
Mon Bébé Perfumes Limited
Milly Bee
Create an Impression
The Funky Fairy
Kicsi Baby
Mummy Looks Fab
Sleepy Tot
Mollie Moo
Usbourne Books
My Chocolate Occasion
Premier Baby Occasions

The Designer Baby Show 15th November 2005

5th May 2009, London

The Designer Baby Show November 2009

The Designer Baby Show sponsored by That Cute Website inaugural show is on Sunday 15th November, Bringing together both high-profile brands and less well-known names (those hard-to-find but brilliant-to-discover companies). The Designer Baby Show presents the most covetable collection of 100 companies offering everything for stylish mummy's to be to babies and toddlers. Offering a hassle-free shopping experience for parents-to-be and new parents, with credit-crunching bargains as well as expert advice and entertainment for the whole family.
The show will bring all that is good about the British baby industry for the first time outside of London.
Parents to be and new parents can test and compare all the leading products, buy irresistible luxuries from boutique retailers and discover the latest, innovative products.
It makes the complex task of planning your new arrival much simpler. Instead of spending weeks requesting company brochures, visiting designer’s shops, trawling the internet and hitting the phone, you can spend one day in a relaxed and focused environment at The Designer Baby Show finding everything you need.

For those with bumps on board or babies in tow, The Café offers the chance for visitors to indulge their cravings for fresh food and drink. Plus there are lots of seating areas to relax in at the show.

The Baby Show is designed to be completely hassle-free; wide aisles; free Shopping Drop-Off and Collect by Car facilities; Baby Changing Room with free nappies and wipes; and the Feeding Area with free baby food, a private breastfeeding area and full bottle warming facilities.
Why not take a record of the event? Visitors can also take advantage of the opportunity to have a photograph taken of their baby or toddler by a professional photographer, and enter the Search for The Face of The Designer Baby Show 2010.

For more information, interviews or images contact Kirsty Macleod e-mail hello@thedesignerbabyshow.co.uk . www.thedesignerbabyshow.co.uk