(I apologize for taking so long to write a follow up, but movers came to pack up our entire house the very next morning, and it's taken me a bit to get back on track.)
|Rockin' the "Peace. Love. & Breastfeeding" tee|
from MamaPear Designs
There were a lot of great companies in attendance, many of which we recognized, including Milkin' Cookies, Daddy Scrubs, Pediped, Joovy, and Happy Family, as well as a few new faces.
Logan's favorite product of the day was this teether by Zoli:
The product I am most looking forward to testing out is this carseat canopy by SnoozeShade:
There was a great lineup of speakers, including Rikki Lake, Dr. Harvey Karp, Elliot Berlin, and more. (To see the full line up and more information about each speaker, click here.)
We unfortunately did not get a chance to attend any of the seminars that took place that day. Like I mentioned before, the venue was very hot and the attention span of a 3 month old was not going to be kept for long, although I would have loved to sit and listen to the panel all day.
The lactation lounge was very nicely put together. There was comfortable seating, shear privacy curtains at the entrance, and refreshments. The drinks did go fast and left some of us searching for water towards the end. (Sorry, I didn't take any photos, I make a real effort to respect the privacy of those around me, especially of the little ones.)
The changing areas were fully stocked by Honest Co, with their full line of wipes, lotions, and disposable diapers.
Celebrate the Military Child and FaveMoM.
We had a good time at the event and would have loved to stay longer, but the heat and lack of water sent us home early. I expected to see more companies that focussed on breastfeeding support, rather than general baby products, although I did find new products that I had not seen or tried before.
If you were curious, like I was, to see what comes in a $75 swag bag... here it is!
The swag bag, with all the product samples and reading materials, was 10 pounds!!
I haven't gotten a chance to play with everything just yet, as everything was packed up the next morning and was in one of the last boxes to be unpacked.
Logan won his first pair of Pediped shoes through the raffle the company hosted at their booth. We love Pedipeds and can't wait for him to wear these!
If you attended Boobie-Palooza and wrote a post, we'd love to read it! Just post a link in the comments and we'll check it out.
We hope you all had a fabulous Breast Feeding Awareness month (August) and are ready for Child Safety Month!
The Pump Station just tweeted a link to the Boobie-Palooza 2012 wrap up video and I wanted to share, especially since Logan and I are in it :)
Full Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event as a part of the media and received a ticket as well as a swag bag in exchange for promoting the event and writing about my experience. My experience is my own. My awesome "lactivist" shirt was sent by my amazing friend, Lara, owner of MamaPear Designs.