I'll admit it, I miss my clubbing days. The loud music, the lights, the dancing all night, the FUN! Sure, I can dance around with my little guy in the apartment, but it's just not the same.
But, I found a solution to my woes... Baby Loves Disco!!
What is Baby Loves Disco, you ask? Well, I couldn't say it better myself so let's take a blurb straight from their site:
"For the past 8 years, Baby Loves Disco has been transforming the hippest night clubs across the world into child proof discos as toddlers, pre-schoolers and parents looking for a break from the routine playground circuit let loose for some post naptime, pre-dinner fun. Make no mistake, this is NOT the Mickey Mouse club, and Barney is Banned. Baby loves disco is an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real djs blending classic disco tunes From the 70s, & 80s with today’s hottest dance tunes…..guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving." (from Baby Loves Disco website)
I'd heard about them years ago, long before having kids, and thought it was such a neat idea. Then I saw them on the Shark Tank a few weeks ago and the interest was re-ignited. Checked their schedule and low and behold they were coming to town!!
The line down the block told me this was gonna be something (it was a sold out show, with several birthday parties included)...
Their sponsors were lined up in the hallway giving away free samples and brochures, everyone from Happy Family to New York Life Insurance! The bar, which had the booze flowing (for some parents too much perhaps? haha), was also lined with kid-friendly snacks, which were unfortunately not so healthy but definitely kid-pleasers. Pop tarts, pb&j banana sandwiches, cereal, muffins, pita and hummus, chips and salsa, juice pouches from Honest Kids...
The music was a bit loud, and I slightly regretted not having a pair of those baby hearing protector earmuffs that you see little Blue Ivy sporting at her mom and dad's concerts! But it definitely wasn't as loud as a regular club, I know this because my ears were not ringing when we left! haha!! Phew!
They had a lot of fun dance games such as "Freeze Dance" (see above video), "Family Dance Off", "Cha Cha Slide", "YMCA" etc! The music was RIGHT up my ally playing top 40 dance music with a few oldies but goodies in there like Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody". Here's me and my baby gettin' our grooves on:
Baby Loves Disco is for ages 6 months and up, so they have a little designated "crawl zone" for the wee ones! They also had 2 changing tables set up by the bathrooms, with wipes!
It was a full house, but not packed like a regular club night would be. There was definitely plenty of space to jump around and even let my 10 month old toddle around in the bubbles without getting trampled.
So, to recap, Baby Loves Disco is pretty darn awesome. If you aren't a fan of dancing and music, then maybe this won't be on your to-do list. But for me it was a great way to enjoy the fun of clubbing but in a family-friendly way that your kids can enjoy, especially the 3 years and up kiddies - they were all LOVING it!!!
And I have to say, it was refreshing to come out of there sober, with no hang over or ringing ears, in the day light - and not the harsh daylight of the next morning! haha! Yay for Baby Loves Disco! ^_^
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)