Auckland 2018

17-19 Aug, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

Smart Start Seminar Series

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

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Fri

Friday 17 August

Sleep and settling
11am-11:45am

Dorothy Waide reveals her nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle.

Free

Future Foody
12pm-12:45pm

During the first 12 months of life your baby goes through rapid growth and development; and the first year lays down the nutritional and metabolic blueprint. It’s during this time that solid food is introduced, so find out how to give your baby the best start in this seminar by Future Foody.

Free

Navigating sleep through the toddler years
1pm-1:45pm

Want to better understand your toddler's sleep and be one step ahead of their ever changing needs? Learn how to prevent early rising, get top tips on cot to bed transitioning, see how to manage day naps and how to drop them altogether, see if comfort blankets are for your child, and how, when and why to ditch the dummy.

Free

Breastfeeding: what's normal?
2pm-2:45pm

Breastfeeding: what's normal: 40% of mums stop breastfeeding as they think their baby is not getting enough from breastfeeding alone. Join Kristy from Medela as she talks through what’s normal in the first few days and weeks after birth, and what’s normal for the older infant aged 1-6 months when it comes to breastfeeding, and how you will know your baby is getting enough.

Kristy will also look at demystifying which pump is the right one for you, depending on how you are currently breastfeeding. She will explain why pumps may be used early on in the hospital and when not to use a pump. 

Free

Start the smart way
3pm-3:45pm

Clare Toufexis from Smart Start and Bianca Waikato from the Inland Revenue Department will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Sat

Saturday 18 August

Sleep and settling
11am-11:45am

Dorothy Waide reveals her nurturing approach in calming the most unsettled baby and teaching them to self-settle and resettle.

Free

Start the smart way
12pm-12:45pm

Clare Toufexis from Smart Start and Bianca Waikato from the Inland Revenue Department will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Auckland Hypnobirthing
1pm-1:45pm

Giving birth does not need to be a painful experience! 

You can reclaim your body’s innate birthing wisdom and create a birth that is more gentle, empowering and filled with love. 

Discover how you can apply simple techniques to prepare your mind and body to be in the optimal state for birth with HypnoBirthing. 

Free

Potential risks for our tamariki and changes through the different developmental stages
2pm-2:45pm

Our tamariki face risks every day. Knowing how their risks change throughout the different developmental stages can help prevent unintentional and preventable injuries.  

We will also have a guest mother come along with her young child to talk about her experiences with different risks.

Free

Which nappy is best for your baby?
3pm-3:45pm

Explore which nappy is best for your baby.

Free

Sun

Sunday 19 August

Start the smart way
11am-11:45am

Clare Toufexis from Smart Start and Bianca Waikato from the Inland Revenue Department will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Toddler tantrums and toilet training
12pm-12:45pm

From New Zealand’s best-selling maternity writer and popular parenting speaker, this is Kathy Fray’s “go to” summary on how to successfully toilet train, and how to tame a hissy-fitting pre-schooler with ‘wholistic triadic’ parenting strategies. This is a must attend for all parents with terrible toddlers!

Free

The secrets of natural labour and normal birth
1pm-1:45pm

Learn from our country’s award-winning birth and babies author Kathy Fray as she explains the secrets to achieving normal birth from spontaneous labour. With a success rate of 85% vaginal births as a midwife, this international expert knows her stuff!

Free

Auckland Hypnobirthing
2pm-2:45pm

Giving birth does not need to be a painful experience! 

You can reclaim your body’s innate birthing wisdom and create a birth that is more gentle, empowering and filled with love. 

Discover how you can apply simple techniques to prepare your mind and body to be in the optimal state for birth with HypnoBirthing. 

Free