My 1st Grand Baby Fair 2019 Experience and Haul

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

(Photo from Google)

A very different kind of bonding this event brought to me and to my mom...
The bond we had in this event is a very memorable one!

Shopping baby stuffs for my first baby at our very first
Grand Baby Fair 2019!

I'm only in my 2 months of pregnancy when I received an email from
my credit card company, Chinabank Corporation, about their promo
for Grand Baby Fair 2019 last July 19-21, 2019 at SMX Manila, MOA, Pasay City.

It caught my attention since most of the products there will have up to 70% off their tag prices!
Rule of thumb, go shopping for sale items only when you need it.
And this calls for one! :)

Me and my mom went during the first day around afternoon after office hours.
Our original plan was just to buy Avent baby bottle since its the only stuff
I could afford to buy during that time.
I still have a long way to go during that time to complete my baby stuffs.

Below are the stuffs we ended up buying during our first Grand Baby Fair:

Philips Avent Newborn Starter Set (Natural)

A handy collection including 4 Natural bottles (2 bottles 4oz and 2 bottles 9oz),
a bottle and nipple brush, and a white translucent pacifier (0-6 months).
The new bottle makes bottle feeding more natural, for easy combining breast
and bottle feeding.

The wide breast shaped nipple promotes natural latch on similar to the breast.

Petals inside the nipple increase softness and flexibility without nipple collapse.
Your baby will enjoy a more comfortable and contented feed.

Innovative twin valve designed to reduce colic and discomfort by venting air
into the bottle and not baby's tummy.

Due to the unique shape, the bottle is easy to hold and grip in any direction
for maximum comfort, even for baby's tiny hands.

Orthodontic Pacifier - The orthodontic, collapsible nipple of the translucent
pacifier respects the natural development of baby's palate, teeth, and gums.

Bottle and Nipple Brush - Specially curved brush head and molded handle-tip reach
the corners of all wide neck bottles, nipples and feeding products thorough cleaning.

The new Philips Avent Natural bottles are made of BPA free* material (polypropylene).

There are three colors available for the bottle: white, pink and blue
Two available colors for the bottle and nipple brush: pink and blue
Two available kinds of nipple: Classic and Natural

I choose the white bottle with Natural nipple and, blue bottle and nipple brush.
I have an intuition that day that my baby is a boy. :)

I had my Congenital Scan last October 24, 2019 and I was right,
I am carrying a baby boy! <3

Philips Avent Natural Nipple (0 month)

2 first flow teats
Extra soft and flexible

Since the nipples included in the Newborn Set is not recommended for new borns
we were told by the sales person to buy this nipple for the baby's first few days to a month.

Pigeon Breast Pump Head (Manual) / United Manual Breast Pump
with SofTouch Twinpack Nursing Bottle (3+ months)

Easy shift from stimulation to expression mode that assures ultimate comfort 
and gentle care for the breasts
It promotes longer breastfeeding period and increase in milk production.

Easy to press, very light one hand effort.

A full time breastfeeding mom's best friend especially when there's no electricity.

There was no available manual breast pump at Philips Avent that day,
that's why I ended up buying this one.

Though I've been eyeing for an electric pump before going to this event.
But as I've been researching, electric pumps are very expensive!
Even saw one that is priced at Php 25,000.00!
And that's already half of the price of my estimated delivery package from my doctor.

We'll use the Philips Avent bottle one for feeding the baby for 0-3 months.
The bottle included in the Pigeon set will be used when the baby grows 3+ months 
because of its nipple.

(Photo from Google)

(Tote bag freebie after buying Ecomom)

(Free 2 boxes of Mother-K Breastmilk Storage Bags 30pcs/200ml
and K-Mom All Natural Baking Soda for cleaning the interior of Ecomom)

ECOMOM 100 Dual UV Sterilizer and Dryer with Anion (Red)

Ecomom is the first of its kind to sterilize and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria using UV-C light.
Aside from the UV Sterilizing power and patented anion feature, it has PTC heater fan
to dry the items inside ECOMOM.

It can sterilize, dry and store items such as baby bottles, baby nipples, pacifiers, breast pump
parts, utensils, plates, and teething toys.

It can even sterilize mobile phones, remote controls, stuffed toys, accessories, etc.

Couldn't pull out our Ecomom since we stored it up at the moment.
The baby's due date is on February 15, 2020 and its too early to put it out of the box.
Don't worry, I'll do a separate blog post about this when I get to try it.

Overall Experience at the Grand Baby Fair 2019:

The said event gave me a new feeling of joy about shopping.
This time, I won't be buying stuffs for myself but for my first baby.

Me and my mom were actually overwhelmed at the products we saw from the event.
Way back 25 years ago, my mom said the sterilizer she had was just to boil the bottles.
And now, the thing for 2019 is an UV sterilizer!

The thing that I regretted the most is not researching about the Grand Baby Fair.

If I knew it earlier, I would've applied for a Mom Card at Baby Company PH
before heading to the said event.

We used SM Advantage Card for the point system.

Instead of getting a Swag Bag with a lot of freebies and goodies
which can only be redeemed by Mom Card holders at minimum purchase of Php 6,000.00
from the event.

I only got a Php 500.00 voucher as a SMAC holder and
the voucher is to be used in any Baby Company PH stores at
minimum purchase of Php 5,000.00.

I wasn't even able to use it because as of what I could remember,
I think the said voucher expired a month or two after the Grand Baby Fair event.

So, I vowed to myself (lol!) that I shall get my Mom Card and have it with me
at the next Grand Baby Fair!

By the way, you could get your Mom Card at any Baby Company PH store
for Php 100.00!

I think the schedule of the said fair is during January and July every year.
Will correct this once I get a confirmation from Baby Company PH!

Overall Spending:

Total original price - Php 22,029.25
Total price after all of the discounts - Php 18,120.00

We were able to save Php 3,909.25!

I still have a lot of stuffs to buy for my baby and I'm already looking forward
to Grand Baby Fair 2020! <3

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