Auckland 2017

18-20 Aug, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

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Because no one issues you with a manual on the birth of your children, make the most of our FREE parenting seminars from leading experts on a range of vital parenting topics throughout each day of the show. 

The views and opinions expressed by the presenters are solely those of the original sources who express them. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of North Port Events. Our aim is to provide information and awareness to our visitors.
Seminar schedule is subject to change. 

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Fri

Friday 18 August

Sleep and settling
11am-11:45am

Support and guidance from The Baby Whisperer, for sleeping and settling your little one during the first foggy 12 weeks and beyond.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Modern cloth nappies in a changing world
12pm-12:45pm

The Nappy Lady, Kate Meads, promotes the benefits of using cloth nappies and talks you through the options available for your baby's bottom.

Free

General admission ticket required.

What’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding?
1pm-1:45pm

Forty per cent of mums stop breastfeeding as they think their baby is not getting enough from breastfeeding alone. Join Katie from Medela as she talks through what’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding in the first few days up to the first few months. Find out why babies need to feed like they do, and why it’s so frequent! Let Katie reassure you on how you will know your baby is doing great and getting enough to eat. 

Free

Nutrition starting solids
2pm-2:45pm

There is currently a lot of conflicting information around when and how to start solids. Dr Julie will be delivering a must-see presentation on starting your baby off on solid food. Having just published her book on this topic she will be shining the spotlight on the most current research including when to start, what food to introduce and how fast, baby-led weaning, and very important new guidelines on allergenic foods. Along with hot-off-the-press information, Dr Julie will also cover the practicalities of just how to feed your baby while juggling everything else as a mum, along with a baby food-making demonstration.

Free

Treasures Presents: How to teach your baby to sleep through the night
3pm-3:45pm

Emma reveals the 5 most important factors and changes you can make to help your baby to learn to sleep through the night.

Free

Children and chemicals
4pm-4:45pm

When it comes to chemicals, modern society is not doing us or our children any favours. We’re overloading our bodies with risky chemicals and toxins that can cause harm. Thinkwise believes there’s a better way!

Free

Sat

Saturday 19 August

Sleep and settling
10:30am-11:15am

Support and guidance from The Baby Whisperer, for sleeping and settling your little one during the first foggy 12 weeks and beyond.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Munch Cupboard on baby snacks and toddler lunchboxes
11:30am-12:15pm

An interactive and informative session from baby and lunchbox cookbook author Anna Bordignon. She will share her ideas and inspiration on finger foods for baby and how to fill up lunchboxes for preschoolers.

Free

What’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding?
12:30pm-1:15pm

Forty per cent of mums stop breastfeeding as they think their baby is not getting enough from breastfeeding alone. Join Katie from Medela as she talks through what’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding in the first few days up to the first few months. Find out why babies need to feed like they do, and why it’s so frequent! Let Katie reassure you on how you will know your baby is doing great and getting enough to eat. 

Free

The big psychological adjustment to parenthood
1:30pm-2:15pm

What psychological adjustments do parents go through when having a baby and what can help?  Am I at-risk of postnatal depression?  What are the signs of depression or anxiety during pregnancy and after my baby is born?  Is there anything I can do to help prevent depression/anxiety and where can I go for help should I need it?

Free

Modern cloth nappies in a changing world
2:30pm-3:15pm

The Nappy Lady, Kate Meads, promotes the benefits of using cloth nappies and talks you through the options available for your baby's bottom.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Treasures Presents: How to teach your baby to sleep through the night
3:30pm-4:15pm

Emma reveals the 5 most important factors and changes you can make to help your baby to learn to sleep through the night.

Free

Sun

Sunday 20 August

Nutrition starting solids
11am-11:45am

There is currently a lot of conflicting information around when and how to start solids. Dr Julie will be delivering a must-see presentation on starting your baby off on solid food. Having just published her book on this topic she will be shining the spotlight on the most current research including when to start, what food to introduce and how fast, baby-led weaning, and very important new guidelines on allergenic foods. Along with hot-off-the-press information, Dr Julie will also cover the practicalities of just how to feed your baby while juggling everything else as a mum, along with a baby food-making demonstration.

Free

Organic birth - Understanding the secrets to natural labour and normal birth
12pm-12:45pm

This is a 'must-attend' seminar for all first-time parents-to-be, providing a wonderful overview introduction that’s designed to enable a woman and her birth support person to understand better the progression of natural labour and the process of normal birth (also touches on obstetric complications).

Free

General admission ticket required.

Toddler tantrums to toilet training
1pm-1:45pm

Oh, the ‘happy, happy, joy, joy’ moments of parenting! Kathy unravels the overly complex, to reveal the raw basics of these parenting 101 insights.

Free

General admission ticket required.

The big psychological adjustment to parenthood
2pm-2:45pm

What psychological adjustments do parents go through when having a baby and what can help?  Am I at-risk of postnatal depression?  What are the signs of depression or anxiety during pregnancy and after my baby is born?  Is there anything I can do to help prevent depression/anxiety and where can I go for help should I need it?

Free

What’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding?
3pm-3:45pm

Forty per cent of mums stop breastfeeding as they think their baby is not getting enough from breastfeeding alone. Join Katie from Medela as she talks through what’s normal when it comes to breastfeeding in the first few days up to the first few months. Find out why babies need to feed like they do, and why it’s so frequent! Let Katie reassure you on how you will know your baby is doing great and getting enough to eat. 

Free