My family and I were invited to attend the 8th Annual New York Baby Show on behalf of MomTrends. All opinions expressed belong to me.
If you read my post from last year, you know that the New York Baby Show is the biggest baby show in the country hosting over 150 exhibitors catering to new and expecting families. Soooo much happened this year the day of the New York baby show that I ALMOST didn’t make it. I pressed my way through car trouble, torrential rain, a croupy 10 month old and an extremely over tired toddler to check out as much of the exhibitors as I can and I’m excited to bring our TOP 3 Items from the show to you!
bloom – Alma Mini Crib
I was fascinated with the bloom’s Alma Mini Crib IMMEDIATELY. Made from solid wood and coming in a variety of colors, the Alma Mini Crib is a super practical crib solution especially for city life. The crib folds and unfolds easily for easy transport and storage. I secretly considered getting this crib for Nana’s house but Zayn is such an active kid and follows his big brother constantly that I feel like he wouldn’t get that much more use out of it. Check out more on the Alma Mini Crib here.
Chicco – Bravofor2 Double Stroller
I’m on the lookout for a sit-n-stand stroller even though James thinks we don’t need one. I’m just thinking about how summer is coming, we’re going to be spending way more time outside and RJs little toddler legs are going to be getting tired. The Chicco Bravofor2 initially caught my eye because it wasn’t big or bulky. With a cute modern design and the ability for your big kid to choose how they want to ride, the Chicco was definitely winning me over. The easy one hand fold had me sold. I’m lucky if I have ONE hand available on outings I can’t deal with not being able to function . Check out all the great features of the Bravofor2 here.
PRIMO – The 2-in-1 Smart Voyager
One of the last stops we made was PRIMO. I was really excited about the PRIMO LapBaby but then it came time to strap Zayn in, he was too big :(. We further decided based on his size, age and how grabby he is that he wasn’t a good fit for that product anyway, but it definitely would’ve came in handy when he was younger! PRIMO also had the 2–in-1 Smart Voyager on display and this highchair/swing combo I LOVED! It only took about 30 seconds to convert from a swing (controllable entirely by phone) to a fully functional high chair and back again. The swing has awesome features like Automatic Cry Activation, 8 swing speeds, and can be connected via Bluetooth. For more information on the Smart Voyager feel free to check out PRIMO’s website here.
All in all, the New York Baby Show didn’t disappoint and I’m glad we pushed through and made it. I can’t wait to go next year (but I’m highly considering making it a solo trip) to see what new products will be out. I can’t believe by then I’ll have two toddlers! Eek!
Did you stop by the New York Baby Show? What were your favorite products? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Festival season is upon us and I suffer from major FOMO every year. I find that I always find out about festivals at the last minute and then I don’t have the proper time to get my life/coins together so that I can attend. After going to Curlfest for the first time last year, I’m determined to hit as many festivals as possible this year and I’ve created this list of festivals that are (mainly) on the east coast JUST so I don’t forget where I need (want) to be and when. If you love good vibes, good food and good music then you probably want to check a few of these out too! *festival names are clickable… you’re welcome ;)*
Governors Ball * June 1st – 3rd – Randall’s Island, NYC
Roots Picnic * June 2nd – Philadelphia, PA
Essence Festival * July 5th – 8th – New Orleans, LA
Technically NOLA isn’t considered the “east coast” but if you don’t know by now that Essence is THE festival to be at I’m not sure how you even came across this list. Do you even festival??
Curlfest * July 21st – Brooklyn, NY
Afropunk * August 25th & 26th – Brooklyn, NY
Made in America * September 1st & 2nd – Philadelphia, PA
There it is! Which festivals are you most excited about? I can’t wait for Curlfest and Afropunk! Hype to go to a festival that I didnt list? Not tryna go alone and want to meet up? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. xoxo
The 2018 New York Baby Show, on May 19 & 20 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. I attended last year and learned so much when I was expecting Zayn so I’m excited to be going again (anything to make this mom of 2 life easier)! Now in its 8th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I’m giving away tickets below for you and your family to experience the show.
Are you going to meet me at the biggest baby show in the country? Find out how you can get free tickets to attend here.
So will I see you there? Leave a comment below and let me know!!
**Missed out on the giveaway? Don’t worry! Check out this link to receive a special 50% off discount exclusively for Life with Tanay readers**
I am super excited about the Universoul Circus coming to NYC! We’re going to be heading to the performance in Queens this weekend and it’s both the kids first time at the circus so this is going to be extra special. On top of that, Universoul is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year so their promising a show that’s even more unforgettable than ever before!
Image via Universoul Circus
“A spectacle of global proportions, the extra special 25th Anniversary edition of everybody’s favorite circus will take you on an unforgettable journey of electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! Bringing you brand new acts from Russia, Trinidad, South Africa, Mongolia, Cuba, China, Ethiopia, and the good ole USA…get ready for a bigger, faster, louder, funkier show like no other with EVEN MORE SOUL!”
Image via Universoul Circus
Queens NY, March 23rd – April 8th
Brooklyn NY, April 11th – April 29th
Mt. Vernon NY, May 2nd – May 13th
For more information or to purchase tickets to the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Universoul Circus, visit their website here. Make sure to come back next week and check out our recap =)
Have you been to Universoul Circus? Are you excited about their 25th Anniversary?
Cereal bars are definitely trending right now and all over social media I see memes and videos galore about visiting them on dates or while intoxicated or something of the sort. So naturally, I decided to go on a regular day, with no real plans, while I was waiting for RJ to get out of school. I searched Facebook HARD for an Insider video and found Milk & Cream Cereal Bar, located right over the bridge and easy enough to get to so that I wouldn’t be late for 2:40 school pickup.
Menu via MilkandCreambar.com
Combining the best of both worlds, Milk and Cream brags on serving up nostalgia in every bite. And they definitely lived up to my expectations. I already knew what I wanted on the walk in. I did you the courtesy of posting the menu above because if youre like me, you need to plan in advance for food and prepare your taste buds for the amazingness youre about to endure.
The possibilities and combinations seemed endless but I decided to go with the Apple Jack Avalanche on a waffle cone. It was heaven! I can’t wait to go back and try something else. This spot is definitely a cute place for a day date, or just to grab a snack if you need a pick me up before school pick up like I did.
What do you think? What’s your favorite cereal? Have you ever been to a cereal bar?