On Thursday 22nd October Baby & Child hosted an exciting Mum & Me Meet-Up at the amazing XPark Jr, an outdoor play park for little ones. Embracing the natural surroundings, Dubai mums joined us to enjoy a safari-themed morning filled with children’s laughter and some much-needed catch ups. See all the photos from the event here.

Held at XPark Jr at Kite Beach the on-site café Park House also hosted our parents with complimentary teas and coffees and a delicious array of snacks – from avocado bites to pain au chocolate - to keep everyone fed and refreshed at the busy, fun-filled event.

Education experts and teachers from Hartland International School were on hand to offer their advice to parents on the topics of learning, development and schooling in the UAE.

We were also joined by the doctors of Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center (now open on Sheikh Zayed Road) to answer all the mums and dads’ questions concerning neonatal medicine and infant health.   

In the meantime the kids got on with enjoying the delights of XPark Jr, including getting good and soaked at the water play areas and fountains dotted around the park.

Babyshop were on hand to provide brilliant kids’ entertainment, as their master balloon benders amazed with their creations and treated the tots to some colourful face-painting.

While some kids enjoyed messy time in the sand pits and scaling the climbing frames... 

...the littler ones were supervised by the lovely ladies from Malaak Mama & Baby Care, ensuring that our parents got a much needed break. One lucky mum also went home with a free sleep consultation courtesy of Malaak’s prize draw.

Eco-friendly brand WaterWipes gave out packs of their wipes to combat any mucky little hands. Chemical free and made up of 99.9% water, the wipes are ideal for the sensitive skin of babies and children.

The animal corner was a popular spot in the park, where kids said hello to chickens, goats, tortoises and the resident pony.   

Parents were also treated to an opportunity to win several giveaways, including vouchers from XPark Jr and Park House. Philips offered up an exciting prize of a 4-in-1 Healthy Baby Food Maker perfect to make prepping homemade meals for your baba that much easier and also sent all the parents home with their innovative anti-colic bottle designed to reduce air intake for your child.  

As well as these goodies from Philips mums and dads went away with a whole host of treats in their gift bags from Babyshop, WaterWipes, Hartland International School, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib, XPark Jr and Park House.

Did you attend our Mum & Me Meet-Up? Find your photo below! You can see more of our Mum & me Meet-ups here, and remember to sign-up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to receive early notification of future events. Hope to see you soon!