The Biggest Baby Shower
Big City Moms has done it again.
On November 2nd, Risa Goldburg and Leslie Venokur, founders of the popular website for New York City mothers and parents, teamed up with theBump.com to host their annual event The Biggest Baby Shower at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Over 400 New York City mother’s and even some of their spouses attended the event, which showcased over 80 of the top children and baby vendors. Attendees were treated to seminars by such experts as Dr. Alan Greene, Carley Roney, and Joe Shamie. Dr. Greene’s seminar on Feeding Baby Green focused on teaching your baby to love healthy foods, while Carley Roney, editor of TheBump.com,shared her tips and tricks on all-things-urban parenthood. Joe Shamie, the CEO of Delta Children’s Products, talked about Creating a Safe Sleep Nursery for Baby.
Some of my personal favorite’s from the event were New Born Free with their table full of pacifiers, bottle systems and new Twist n’ Pop sippy cups. I loved learning about New York Cake Pops, an adorable dessert company started by a New York City mother in her kitchen. Phil & Ted’s brought their new Explorer stroller along with their Nest baby Bed. iCandy showed us their 2011 Peach Blossom stroller and Britax demonstrated the B-Ready, all of which are excellent city stroller options. You all know about my Stroller Obsession, so I immediately beelined to their booths.
Sam Simon’s beautiful, whimsical artwork graced the ceilings and his own corner of the room full of gorgeous nursery artwork. We noshed on vegetables and juice while learning about Plum Organics, Magnificent Baby’s magnetic snaps on their baby clothes, and Ameda’s newest nursing pump.
A portion of the proceeds from the shower went to KIDS, Healthy Child, Healthy World, and the Max Cure Foundation. I enjoyed every minute, and honestly wish that I would have had a resource like this in California when I was pregnant with my children. It was all priceless info and contacts for new mothers, both in the city and out. Slight downside: I left with an even stronger baby fever than when I went in. Mission accomplished!