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    Default Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo 2012

    Hi All,
    I am a new member but not new to reading info on this site and forum.

    I hope anyone here can help me - I have searched for info on the expo and found older posts but not new ones so I am not sure if the best thing to do was make a new post or resurrect the old ones.

    Anyway, I am currently pregnant (first child) and going to the expo in Sydney either Friday or Saturday.
    I just wished to know, from experience, how long do I need at the expo.

    Would 3 hours cover it?
    I don't have a lot of questions to ask the stall-holders / exhibitors. It's more just a look and see and buy if I see something I like.

    Look forward to knowing more of you in the forum.
    Thanks

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    Welcome!
    I have a 16mo and have never been to one of the expos
    I really wanted to go when I was pregnant but it hit when I was about 9 weeks pregnant and I didn't want to go to one and buy hoards of stuff and not be at 12 weeks yet.

    I'm really wanting to go this year!! (we are in Brisbane)

    The only Expo I have been to in Sydney was Hair expo (hairdresser by trade) and I spent about 4-5 hours there! Purely just looking and buying a few little things

    So my plans for baby expo this year is to make a day of it
    I love seeing what's on the market when it comes to baby/toddler products.

    That's just me though I'm a bit of a serial window shopper lol

    I would say try and make a little bit of a day out of it, enjoy looking at the overly prices things that you can look at but not touch and enjoy splurging on the few things that might catch your eye.

    Have fun!! I really wish I went when I was pregnant and I think I would have really enjoyed it!

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    Hi there the expos are great to look around but can be crowded and it does take time. I would allow 3 hours but my advise is to go early. Get there when it opens because it is often less crowded and and by the afternoon a lot of stalls have run out of their free samples. And don't forget to get your free ticket off the website. Have fun

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    I went to one in Adelaide with a free ticket earlier in the year. I was...maybe 10 weeks at the time?
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    my partner, sister & her fiance...and I think we were there for about 1.5 hours.

    It depends so
    much on what you want to do I guess. We mostly had a look at the products...tested out a few prams, played with some mcns, got free samples... oh and spent a while looking at the petting zoo

    We didn't do any shopping, and neither of us are fond of spending ages at these things. So our 1.5 hours might be on the shorter side.

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    I went to the adelaide one in march this year, also with a free ticket. I took my sister along. Is my first baby so i went to most of the speaker talks and had a quick look through the stalls, with both my sister and i collect brochures from all the stalls. We didn't buy anything but had a great time just looking. The speakers were very good as well. All up we were there arpund 3.5hrs, i'd say 2.5 were spent in the education centre listening to the speakers, the other hour looking through the stalls. The number of prams, crying children and huge families was a little bit too much for me......

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    I went to the one in Brisbane a couple years ago. It's great if u have an idea of what you want - a lot of the suppliers have promotional prices during the expo, so if u've done ur research, know what u want, know how much u could save, it could be very worthwhile.

    But get there early, I got there an hour after opening and it was PACKED. And as some one else mentioned, it'll be packed full of women and their huge prams blocking lanes, and a billion children running around - it actually gets quite tiring. I was ready to leave after a couple hrs.


 

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