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At the Glasgow Baby Show, we met several ‘mumpreneurs’ who have started Glasgow-based, baby-related businesses.  So this blog is to show our support!  Nappy Makers has created a range of modern cloth nappies, called Lovewee, all produced in Hillington.  The mums behind this small business are hosting a ‘nappuccino’ morning on Tuesday 28th April at the Beanscene in Clarkston from 10:30-noon.  Visit to try lots of different types of cloth nappies and slings with lots of other similar-minded mums.  Or visit the website http://www.nappymakers.com for more info.  H & C Attractions, based in Hamilton, provides everything from bouncy castles and ball pools to face painting and entertainers for children’s birthday parties.  Their approach is flexible, so you can use them for a full service or for a single item – whatever you need!  Phone 07721 014540 for more info.  If you fancy becoming a ‘mumpreneur’ yourself, consider opening a Glasgow-based franchise of the award-winning Baby Ballet song and dance academy.  Visit http://www.babyballet.co.uk or contact claire@babyballet.co.uk to learn more.

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Thinking of using a baby sling? Or perhaps you already use one, and want to meet up with other babywearers? Then head along to the April slingmeet tomorrow where you can try out a number of different slings. If you’re interested in a particular model, then it’s worth contacting them in advance to see if they can source one for you to try. See the Glasgow Slingmeet forum for further information.

Glasgow Slingmeet: April 24 2009 11am-1pm at The Lane café/bar, Ashton Lane, Glasgow

The National Childbirth Trust (Glasgow North branch) are holding a nearly-new sale this Saturday, 25th April 2009. It’s a great way to pick up a bargain, or to offload any child-related paraphernalia you no longer need. Anyone can sell good-quality baby clothes, equipment, toys and books, but note you have to register in advance. The seller takes 65% of the value of items sold, with 35% going to the NCT.  For further information, and to register for a seller’s pack, visit the NCT Glasgow North website.

NCT Nearly New Sale, 25th April 2009, 10am – 12pm
Venue: Hyndland Secondary School, Lauderdale Gardens

The Scottish Baby Show will be taking place at the SECC from Friday 24th April – Sunday 26th April 2009, 10am – 5pm. There will be over 150 exhibitors showcasing products from car seats to childcare, prams to photography, maternity wear to nappies. You can also attend talks from baby experts on breastfeeding,  sleep problems, and weaning, and there will be a crèche and various soft-play areas to keep your little ones entertained. Tickets cost £8.00 on the door, or £6.50 if you book in advance. Free for children under 16.

The Scottish Baby Show 2009
Venue: SECC, Glasgow
Dates: 24th-26th April 2009, 10am-5pm
Visit the Baby Show website for further information and to book.

The National Trust for Scotland has teamed up with Cadbury to give families an eggciting (groan!) Easter experience this year. Follow the Easter trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury Easter egg. A family day with lots of activities including face painting.Trails cost £1 and entry admission fees apply.

Pollok House, Friday 10 April 2009 – Monday 13 April 2009: Trail open between 11am and 4.30pm

Holmwood House, Friday 10 April 2009 – Monday 13 April 2009: Trail open between 12pm and 5pm

Greenbank Garden, Friday 10 April 2009 – Monday 13 April 2009: Trail open between 11am and 5pm

Visit www.eastereggtrail.com for more information.