Have you heard of MommyCon? It’s billed as a natural parenting conference and it mostly is just that. (Partly it’s an anxious person’s nightmare, but that is really just my personal issues.) We went today and I’m glad we did. I actually went yesterday and today, but whatever. If you did go, what did you think?
There was a lot to like, and a little to dislike, and there was definitely lots and lots of stuff. Free* stuff! The gift bag included really cool things like chew beads and bottles and sippy cups and nursing pads and toddler snacks and probiotic vitamins. And also some useless (to me) things like nipple shields and odd samples and random coupons and ugly maternity workout shirt. I also received a free** Beco Soleil baby carrier as part of the VIP ticket.
We also bought some cool things from vendors while there.
Two tickets (actually three but we gave one away) + one VIP ticket $175
3 silicon teethers $15 (one each for Babystar, niece V, and nephew X)
BumGenius Alicia Elemental diaper (bought black market from another mom) $35
Blueberry Feathers Organic Simplex diaper $34.95
Smart Bottoms Jax & Jill diaper and two wet bags $80
Another wet bag with cute deer $29
Jammy Jams music $10
Bamboo sleep sack $24.95
Beco Gemini Twilight carrier $117
RAISING THIS BABY: $3.947.00
(Ooh look, an even dollar amount!)
*Not really free because I had to buy the ticket.
**Also not free because the VIP ticket was $100.