Mommycon DC: The Exhibitor Experience

To say Mommycon DC was fun would be an understatement. As a teensy-tiny brand in a sea of awesome national brands, we didn’t know if our work and our ideas would stand out. But the crowd was full of enthusiastic families who couldn’t wait to see what was new in baby land. Mamas were very excited about how we’ve reinvented the nursing cover as something adorable that fits into their existing wardrobes. When they purchased it, I loved seeing mamas take the Nest right out of our new tiny drawstring bags and wear it for the day!

Set-up almost complete!

Set-up almost complete!

I probably could have made my setup easier if I'd been able to do it on Friday evening or if I had arrived earlier on Saturday. But since I can basically count on one hand when I've ever been early in my whole life (my college graduation, my daughter's first day of preschool...you get the picture), I was in major hustle mode to get it all done.

Baby W. and I having a moment before the exhibitor hall opened.

Baby W. and I having a moment before the exhibitor hall opened.

Shout out to my husband and my brother who carted the garment rack and all the contents of the display for three city blocks (and brought me lunch!) and my sister-in-law who effortlessly filled in for me so that I could get a peek at other exhibitors and get off my feet for a minute.

Two-thirds of the Mommycon DC dream team. 

Two-thirds of the Mommycon DC dream team. 

My favorite moment of the day was when a couple from Florida bought one- and then the husband snuck back an hour later to buy another color combo for his wife. He said he watched her sit down to nurse in it, and it looked so easy and comfortable for her that “she just lit up” and he wanted to surprise her with another when they got home.

Met so many awesome mamas and mamas-to-be!

Met so many awesome mamas and mamas-to-be!

I met some great exhibitors— and my sister-in-law and I went home with some adorable stuff-we had to buy a Suitable “role play bib” from Mixed Pears, and Softsie footies. Meant to snag an EZPZ silicon placemat, but I ran out of time to visit the Mommycon shop, so I’ll have to buy it online.

Mommycon Selfie Wall (semi-fail?). The blurriness says a lot- I was pretty tired at that point.

Mommycon Selfie Wall (semi-fail?). The blurriness says a lot- I was pretty tired at that point.

We were definitely feeling the love at Mommycon, and we look forward to doing another!

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