Last weekend on 9th October 2022 I hosted our second baby event in Poole. The first one was 3 years ago, and we had planned a second one 6 months after, just before the event covid took over the world. About 3 months ago I thought it was finally time to give it another go; so we finally did, and it was worth the wait!
The event brought together many of Dorset's leading antenatal and baby services and suppliers, and provided a full schedule of FREE taster classes, talks and demos, as well as offering FREE entry and amazing FREE goody bags to the families who attended.
Lots of fantastic local businesses joined me on the day, which was kindly sponsored by Biscuits By Sarah B, including: Talking Babies, Nature Nurture Love, Hartbeeps, Bourne Green, Little Leaps Sensory and Sign, FAB Dorset, Little Fingers Big Feet, and Daisy First Aid Christchuch Bournemouth & Poole. Many of these put on FREE talks, demos and taster sessions.
Little leaps sensory and sign along with Little fingers big feet set up a lovely little play area for the small visitors to enjoy and this was very well used throughout the day.
Throughout the day, some of the FREE talks and classes we had included baby massage, a hypnobirthing taster, first aid, sling demos, breastfeeding and cloth nappy Q&A sessions, a hartbeeps taster session and even a free biscuit decorating class at the end of the day!
We also had an amazing raffle with over 100 prizes and managed to raise £168 for SPRING support who support families through the loss of their baby.
I had such a great day meeting so many lovely familes, everyone I spoke to loved it and really enjoyed spending time talking to the businesses there, getting lots of advice and having lots of fun.
If you came along I hope you enjoed the event as much as we all did.
We have decided to host this event again, hopefully in January 2023, so please keep an eye out for the next date!
Disclaimer: Most of these photos were not taken by me. I ended up being so busy organising and talking to people to take many, so this is a compilation of the photos taken by others too.