Auckland 2019

16-18 Aug, Fri: 9am-4pm Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun 9am–4pm, 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 16 August

Sleep and settling
9:45am-11am

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
11:15am-11:45am

Smart Start will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Smart mothering and how to build a secure relationship with your baby
12pm-12:30pm

Find out what science says about caring for your baby and yourself with Dr. Natalie Flynn. She’ll examine the research behind key baby topics such as feeding, sleeping, crying and how to breast and bottle feed in a sensitive and responsive way.

Free

Breaking down the barriers many mothers face
12:45pm-1:15pm

Join Gemma from the Motherhood Project for an open discussion about the joys and traumas motherhood brings.

The Motherhood Project has been created to provide a community and support system for mothers in New Zealand. It’s a place to connect with real women, who inspire and empower you. A place to feel accepted and supported as well as have a good laugh.

Free

Reduce waste and save money with cloth nappies
2:15pm-3pm

Kate Meads, 'The Nappy Lady', will show you how cloth nappies make sense and cents! Discover how you can both reduce your waste and save money just by using cloth nappies. 

Forget the old pink striped nappies, pins, soaking, hot washing and time consuming folding. Today, cloth nappies look exactly like a disposable but the only difference is that you throw them in the washing machine instead of the rubbish bin. She'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

Sat

Saturday 17 August

Change your life as a parent in 30 minutes
9:45am-10:15am

Already pregnant?  Life as a parent not like you thought it would be? Struggling?  Want some help? Come and get some ideas, tools and techniques to create your dream family.

With expertise in conception, hypnobirthing and real-life parenting experience, she will change your life in 30 minutes!

Free

Potty training - hints and tips
10:30am-11am

Learn how to get your child on the road to nappy freedom.

Come and hear some tips and tricks on how to get your child dry whether it is day or night time training. Diane, the founder and creator of Brolly Sheets, will discuss what age to start potty training, the pitfalls along the way plus she'll give plenty of practical advice.

Free

Start the smart way
11:15am-11:45am

Smart Start will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Navigating sleep through the toddler years
12pm-12:30pm

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

Auckland Hypnobirthing
12:45pm-1:15pm

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

The science behind supplementation for pregnancy and infant development
1:30pm-2pm

Discover the science behind supplementation for pregnancy and infant development with WellLab.

Free

Reduce waste and save money with cloth nappies
2:15pm-3pm

Kate Meads, 'The Nappy Lady', will show you how cloth nappies make sense and cents! Discover how you can both reduce your waste and save money just by using cloth nappies. 

Forget the old pink striped nappies, pins, soaking, hot washing and time consuming folding. Today, cloth nappies look exactly like a disposable but the only difference is that you throw them in the washing machine instead of the rubbish bin. She'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

The secrets of natural labour and normal birth
3:15pm-4pm

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

Sun

Sunday 18 August

Toddler tantrums and toilet training
9:45am-11am

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

Start the smart way
11:15am-11:45am

Smart Start will be providing step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Free

Breaking down the barriers many mothers face
12pm-12:30pm

Join Gemma from the Motherhood Project for an open discussion about the joys and traumas motherhood brings.

The Motherhood Project has been created to provide a community and support system for mothers in New Zealand. It’s a place to connect with real women, who inspire and empower you. A place to feel accepted and supported as well as have a good laugh.

Free

Surviving and thriving with two sets of twins
12:45pm-1:15pm

Discover how Zoe, juggles parenting, healthy living, two sets of twins and still chases her dreams.

Free

The science behind supplementation for pregnancy and infant development
1:30pm-2pm

Discover the science behind supplementation for pregnancy and infant development with WellLab.

Free

Smart mothering and how to build a secure relationship with your baby
2:15pm-3pm

Find out what science says about caring for your baby and yourself with Dr. Natalie Flynn. She’ll examine the research behind key baby topics such as feeding, sleeping, crying and how to breast and bottle feed in a sensitive and responsive way.

Free