Auckland 2020

20-22 Aug, Thu: 10pm-4am Fri: 9pm-5am, Sat 10pm–4am, ASB Showgrounds

SmartStart 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 SmartStart Seminar Series from leading experts on a range of vital parenting topics throughout each day of the show.

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Thu

Thursday 20 August

Sleep and settling
10:30am-11am

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

Free

The 11 most costly mistakes new parents make with insurance and how to fix them
11:15am-11:45am

As a new parent you can't afford to spend money on the wrong insurances or to pay for covers you don’t really need.
Scott Wilson from AssetWise will share his insider secrets that will change your perspective on insurance forever.

Free

Vital Chiropractic wellness through pregnancy
12pm-12:30pm

Chiropractor, Dr. Nicola Pope will be sharing her passion for supporting women on their fertility journey as well as ensuring children grow and develop to their full potential.

Free

Live from San Diego County: How to talk to babies
1pm-1:30pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will join us in a live cast from San Diego County to discuss the benefits of providing better language environments for infants. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help infants learn additional language skills. 

Free

Waste free parenting
1:45pm-2:15pm

Kate Meads in back at the Baby Show 2020 to talk all about how to reduce waste with a baby in the house. This seminar goes beyond simply using cloth nappies and delves into all sorts of reusable and sustainable options that will massively reduce your environmental impact and save you money.

Free

Navigating toddler sleep
2:30pm-3pm

Annette Faamausili, Baby and Child Sleep Consultant will discuss everything about toddler sleep including; early rising, dropping day naps, cot to bed transition and managing night wakings. 

The seminar will help you gain a better understanding of your toddler's sleep requirements, overcome common hurdles and regressions and learn how to optimise your child's sleep potential.

Free

Fri

Friday 21 August

Baby Sensory
9:30am-10am

Bring your little one to a FREE Baby Sensory class. Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child's development, the class is packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more!

Free

Sleep and settling
10:15am-10:45am

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

Free

How To Have An Easier Birth With Hypnobirthing
11am-11:30am

Giving birth does not need to be a painful experience, it can be one of the best days of your life. Come along to this seminar to discover the three secrets for overcoming anxiety and confidently creating a more gentle and empowering birth.

Free

Getting started with toilet training
12pm-12:30pm

Laura works with families to help them to toilet train their kids with less mess and less stress. Laura is a Mum of 3, teacher and author of the book Potty Talk: the toilet training how-to guide. She has a carefully curated collection of toilet training essentials at her stand - Looloo Solutions.

Join parenting coach Laura Morley as she shares signs to look for to know that your child is ready to start the toilet learning journey. She'll be sharing practical ideas that you can start doing at home to encourage your child to make a smooth transition out of full-time nappies.

Free

Live from San Diego County: How to talk to babies
1pm-1:30pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will join us in a live cast from San Diego County to discuss the benefits of providing better language environments for infants. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help infants learn additional language skills. 

Free

How to read the labels on formula cans
1:45pm-2:15pm

Breastfeeding is best, however when this is not an option you want to make sure you're providing your baby with milk that provides the nutrition they need to grow big, strong and healthy. The LittleOak Company will discuss the many alternatives and how to decipher what is best for your baby.

Free

The secrets of natural labour
2:30pm-3:15pm

Join the Baby Show’s resident expert on all things related to birth, babies and postpartum – Kathy Fray. If you are looking for a non-traumatic and non-surgical birth and you’re a first time mother to be, this seminar is unmissable. With the ongoing threat of Covid-19 potentially being present in our hospitals, never have Kiwi women been so keen to also consider a home birth. 

This extended 60-minute session is where you can ask all those burning questions on how to achieve an organic birth.

Free

Sat

Saturday 22 August

Baby Sensory
10:15am-10:45am

Bring your little one to a FREE Baby Sensory class. Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child's development, the class is packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more!

Free

Navigating toddler sleep
10:45am-11:15am

Annette Faamausili, Baby and Child Sleep Consultant will discuss everything about toddler sleep including; early rising, dropping day naps, cot to bed transition and managing night wakings. 

The seminar will help you gain a better understanding of your toddler's sleep requirements, overcome common hurdles and regressions and learn how to optimise your child's sleep potential.

Free

Cloth nappies: Everything you need to know in 30-minutes!
11:30am-12pm

Learn everything you need to know about cloth nappies in this seminar with waste-free expert Kate Meads. Babies go through an average of 6,000 nappy changes in their lifetime, but it’s up to you whether that means 6,000 disposable nappies go to landfill. If you’re interested in making this impactful change, but don’t know where to start, get clued up at this 30-minute seminar.

Free

The mindful parent
12:15pm-12:45pm

In this seminar, Mindful Parenting trainer, Shirley Pastiroff, will introduce you to simple and effective strategies that reduce parenting stress, increase family connection and create deep and lasting relationships with your children.

Free

Live from San Diego County: How to talk to babies
1pm-1:30pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will join us in a live cast from San Diego County to discuss the benefits of providing better language environments for infants. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help infants learn additional language skills. 

Free

The secrets of natural labour
1:45pm-2:45pm

Join the Baby Show’s resident expert on all things related to birth, babies and postpartum – Kathy Fray. If you are looking for a non-traumatic and non-surgical birth and you’re a first time mother to be, this seminar is unmissable. With the ongoing threat of Covid-19 potentially being present in our hospitals, never have Kiwi women been so keen to also consider a home birth. 

This extended 60-minute session is where you can ask all those burning questions on how to achieve an organic birth.

Free