Baby & Child kicked off Dubai's festive season in style on 5 December 2019 with a very merry celebration in the gloriously lush grounds of Reform Social & Grill.

Mothers, babies and children from all over the emirate jingled on down to The Lakes, where they were met with a lavish breakfast of amazing gourmet treats organised by British gastro pub Reform Social & Grill, including Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon or spinach, devilled eggs and an array of scrumptious tarts and canapés. 

The halls were decked with stunning, bauble-studded wreaths, balloons and decor arranged by Noha at Crafty Station, who also provided an amazing array of different children's entertainment, from a bouncy castle, soft play and ball pit, to baby-friendly sensory activities and festive arts and crafts.

Against a soundtrack of merry Christmas tunes, mums, kids and pregnant women got the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and entertainment on offer, and to interact with the wonderful activations put on by the brands in attendance.

The super-knowledgable midwives and women's health and paediatric doctors from Kings College Hospital London in Dubai were on hand to chat with the ladies and offer advice and guidance on everything from pregnancy concerns, to weaning and breastfeeding. 

Dr Samina M Dornan from King's College Hospital Dubai

King's College Hospital Dubai consultant OB/GYN and specialist in maternal fetal medicine, Dr Samina M Dornan, also did a Q&A, answering queries on pregnancy and on the new Water Birth offering that's now available for women to deliver in at King's College Hospital London in Dubai Hills. 


Little ones were able to write and post their letters to Santa in the fabulous festive postbox provided by children's store Babyshop, while mothers could admire Babyshop's gorgeous seasonal fashion and gifts in their display. 

Online grocery store Kibsons was there handing out delectably delicious dates to everyone who signed up to their app - which is the perfect, stress-free way to order fresh and wholesome fruit and vegetables right to your front door.


Hoover was also present, demonstrating their fantastic range of vacuum cleaners, including the Blade, a new cordless stick vacuum that is super efficient and has 45 minutes of charge time - perfect for post-Xmas-bash clean-ups!


And it wouldn't be Christmas without gifts, so there were some awesome giveaways for a lot of lucky mums too! The generous elves at Babyshop gave away five Dh500 vouchers for those who entered a letter to Santa, Hoover gave away a vacuum cleaner worth Dh1,499 to the most festively dressed mum and tot, while King's College Hospital gave away free women's health check ups, OB/GYN consultations and discount coupons for their aesthetic services. 

All in all, it was a wonderfully jolly day full of the joys of the season, for which we would like to thank our incredibly generous partners. Were you there? Check out our gallery of gorgeous mums below to see if you were snapped. 

Would you like to come to our next event? We host these regular, complimentary events for pregnant women, mums and kids every quarter - make sure you're following us on Instagram and Facebook @BabyandchildUAE to find out about the next one. 

If you are a brand and would like to be involved in our next activity, email mtaneja@gulfnews.com for more information.

To see more of our past events visit our Mummy Mornings section.