The ongoing Child Baby & Maternity Expo at Hall 6 of the Bombay Exhibiton Centre houses a great array of manufacturers and sellers of products for infants, toddlers and young mums.
Here are 4 things I can list out that stand out and deserve a visit –
Cuddle n Care
The brainchild of Smita Jain Lunawat, a young mother herself, Cuddle n Care offers baby wraps, holsters and carriers handcrafted out of pure cotton fabrics. Having gone through dissatisfaction with uncomfortable materials that go into mass-scale baby carriers, Smita decided to create her own and has been doing a great job of it over the last 6 years. Colourful, comfortable and ergonomically apt, her range of more than 6 types of carriers have found dedicated fans in India and overseas.
Booth no: B50
“Plush & Chic” says it all for this brand of cotton knitted products for children and new mums. Simple and supersoft, their baby blankets, pillows, toys, nurisng ponchos and hot water bottle covers sure caught my eye. Elegant, classic designs and colour pallettes lend themselves to the coziness that knitted ware creates a for a baby.
Booth No: B61
I found this to be one of the most eye-catching booths in the CBME this time. Displaying a array of vibrant tableware for kids, Kidzel has crafted stainless steel cutlery with colourful high-quality plastic handles. Animals, cars, dolls, cartoon characters – all that a kid needs to be enticed with to eat up – is here to see.
Their Duos range has forks and spoons that come with an outer handle piece that doubles up as a holder and makes mealtimes more fun.
Designs are hand-drawn and unique.
Though not directly related to the theme of the expo, ViaGreen deserves a mention. A small kiosk at the point of exit reminds you to drop your tags and ID cards off. ViaGreen, founded by Akshay Surana and Nikunj, this company engages with major corporates and exhibitors to reuse and upcycle the paper waste that is generated out of their offices and events.
It promotes the employment and livelihood of women artists who create beautiful products out of recycled paper. These products are then given to the same partnering firms to be used in their office spaces. Cool, right? I think so!