Auckland 2021

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

SmartStart Seminar Series

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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Fri

Friday 20 August

Dororthy Waide - Sleep and Settling
10:30am-11:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.  Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Cloth nappies - Rochelle Searle & Kate Meads
11:30am-12:15pm

Rochelle Searle and Kate Meads from Waste Free With Kate (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. They'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

How to Talk to Babies and Toddlers - Bob Titzer (virtual from LA)
12:30pm-1:15pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about 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

Understanding the basics of Breastfeeding Nutrition - Julia Matthews
1:30pm-2:15pm

Together with Julia Matthews, Mum to Lenny & Founder of Two Islands & Clinical Nutritionist Jessica Blair let’s talk about all things essential for a well balanced diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Free

Navigating Toddler Sleep 1-3 years - Annette Faamausili
2:30pm-3:15pm

Are you tired of your toddler's ever changing sleep habits? Do you dread putting your child to bed and worry what the night will bring?Annette Faamausili is an experienced Sleep Consultant of over two decades and specialises in toddler sleep issues. She is going to share her wisdom and expertise on some of the common sleep challenges parents face. From early rising to dropping the day nap and managing bedtime battles she's got it covered.

Free

Sat

Saturday 21 August

Dororthy Waide - Sleep and Settling
9:30am-10:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.  Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Cloth nappies - Rochelle Searle & Kate Meads
10:30am-11:15am

Rochelle Searle and Kate Meads from Waste Free With Kate (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. They'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

Understanding the basics of Breastfeeding Nutrition - Julia Matthews
11:30am-12:15pm

Together with Julia Matthews, Mum to Lenny & Founder of Two Islands & Clinical Nutritionist Jessica Blair let’s talk about all things essential for a well balanced diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Free

How to Talk to Babies and Toddlers - Bob Titzer (virtual from LA)
12:30pm-1:15pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about 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 Contented Mama - Sara Davy
1:30pm-2:15pm

Helping mamas to create more positive outcomes for both them and their children, enabling them to be able to enjoy their motherhood journey

Free

Starting Solids for the Intuitive Baby - Jennifer Douglas
2:30pm-3:15pm

Jenny Douglas is a children's Dietitian and she will cover all you need to know about starting solid foods with your baby. Find out about when to start, why start, how to do it, what foods to give, how to introduce allergy foods, and understanding your babies feeding cues. Plus there will be time for Jenny to answer your baby nutrition questions

Free

Hypnobirthing - Julie Baldwin
3:30pm-4:15pm

Please come and meet Angela and Julie at the HypnoBirthing Stand. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally and spiritually, she can experience birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable and sometimes even pain free manner. Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualisation, special breathing techniques and education, HypnoBirthing teaches women to release FEAR, and TRUST in their body and baby to birth instinctively. The 5 week comprehensive program facilitates a positive, calm and stress-free birthing experience regardless of how, where and with whom you birth.

Free

Sun

Sunday 22 August

Dororthy Waide - Sleep and Settling
10:30am-11:15am

Karitane Mothercraft Nurse Dorothy Waide, is a best Selling Author and one of New Zealand's leadings sleep consultant’s. She understands it's ok to ask for help. With over 30 years baby nursing and in-home 24/7 care both in New Zealand and around the world. She believes nurture is central to giving babies the very best start in life and takes an holistic approach to her work. Dorothy is here to help and support families by sharing her knowledge and skills.  Dorothy is currently OHbaby!’s sleep expert, ambassador for Water Wipes NZ, appears regularly on the Parenting Squad 1ZB and works alongside New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Free

Cloth nappies - Rochelle Searle & Kate Meads
11:30am-12:15pm

Rochelle Searle and Kate Meads from Waste Free With Kate (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. They'll take you through your options and help you find the right nappy for your baby's bottom.

Free

How to Talk to Babies and Toddlers - Bob Titzer (virtual from LA)
12:30pm-1:15pm

Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about 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

Starting Solids for the Intuitive Baby - Jennifer Douglas
1:30pm-2:15pm

Jenny Douglas is a children's Dietitian and she will cover all you need to know about starting solid foods with your baby. Find out about when to start, why start, how to do it, what foods to give, how to introduce allergy foods, and understanding your babies feeding cues. Plus there will be time for Jenny to answer your baby nutrition questions

Free

Hypnobirthing - Julie Baldwin
2:30pm-3:15pm

Please come and meet Angela and Julie at the HypnoBirthing Stand. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally and spiritually, she can experience birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable and sometimes even pain free manner. Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualisation, special breathing techniques and education, HypnoBirthing teaches women to release FEAR, and TRUST in their body and baby to birth instinctively. The 5 week comprehensive program facilitates a positive, calm and stress-free birthing experience regardless of how, where and with whom you birth.

Free

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