3 New Brands to love from the NY Baby show

Did you ever think about preparing for your baby during pregnancy by attending a show? Or how about preparing for your babies next stage by listening in on a panel of specialists? Well, that’s what the New York Baby show is all about!

We were excited to attend the baby show this year, with baby Bash in tow.  A little different from last years mission, but there was another mission to be accomplished …. and will continue to be as we learn more at each amazing baby show.

This year we worked the floor in search of some of our favorite things for baby and parents. I had the privilege of being lead by my 10 month old and his love for food.  He has just began to eat different foods and as they’re introduced to his sweet little palette he has not met a food that he didn’t like so far.

Our favorite brands from the show included two baby food companies. One based in Brooklyn NY; first spoons   http://www.firtspoons.com/

-“First Spoons” are cooking up organic natural chicken nuggets made with vegetables at the softest texture.  I was able to allow Bash to handle the small pieces himself and let his 4 little teeth do all of the work.  The  other baby food company we loved is based on a sweet little farm.

-Bash tested “Once upon a farm” http://www.uponafarm.com/during a live video taping with Mary of Downtownchicmoms hosted by momtrends in the blogger lounge.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dXv8cSSJ34

Of course we also had V & K in mind, because as stated before… the show is for all stages of parent and childhood.

-The brand “Stuck on you” was a perfect fit for us! As you may know having g/g twins can be a challenge when they have the same likes and dislikes.  Our favorite item from the brand was the PERSONALIZED snack box. Not only is it beautifully designed with your name ….which is a must for most siblings, but it also teaches major food groups within the washable, removable tray.  http://www.stuckonyou.us

NYC Snow storm survival with twindollicious

It is now day 2 of blistering cold and a full 24 hours of mommy away from work and entertaining twin toddlers. We have made every corner of our house into an entertainment center.

The living room was a stage/dancing and singing studio: we pulled out the karaoke machine, double microphones, princess dresses and began to dance and sing.

The kitchen was a chefs station: we baked a delicious vanilla cake, with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles (that mommy basically ate) and 2 special cupcakes. We also reused our wonderful baby bullet… Now almost 3 years old to make smoothies. The girls enjoyed piling in the strawberries, blueberries, apples, and vanilla yogurt.

The bedroom became a playroom. Between dress up and story time we could tell the difference in rooms. We always read our favorite book, but add a teaching activity book in. The girls are learning how to name 3 things that begin with each letter of the alphabet for letter and sound recognition.

The art studio (so Kennedy calls it) was an experience. We enjoyed painting canvas art on the easels. The girls could not see each others work and completed 2 different styles of work. Vittoria applies colors with the brush and completed with her hands. Kennedy painting was more abstract with colorful straight lines. It was a twin observing moment. Up until the moment I began to clean and noticed that someone had scissors in her hand and had began to cut her hair.. Which turned the “art studio” into a hair salon.

All of the above activities were fun at home things to do except for the pretend salon. However we’re creating memories and sharing stories in our Twindollicious children’s books. (Noting the opposite style of painting as a twin fact after trials)

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