The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by WattleHealth arrives to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton on 5th – 7th April 2019.
At Australia's favourite parenting event, enjoy a fantastic day out for the whole family. The show supports parents, new and expectant mothers with education and free advice to assist with the parenting journey. The show will feature the hottest new products from around the world where you can discover and compare baby brands.
Shop from more than 150 fantastic pregnancy, baby and toddler brands including Baby and Toddler Town - Bugaboo, Silvercross, Redsbaby, Icandy, Love n Care and Jalna.
Head to The Advice Hub for personalized, one-on-one consultations with the Child Revive First Aid, Australian Doula College, Gidget Foundation, Red Nose, Dad's Advice and more.
NEW this year, our Beginners Guide Live Forums cover a wide range of topics, including sex after childbirth, healthy body and mind, returning to work, birth plans, breastfeeding, safe sleeping, toddler tantrums and more.
Enjoy live performances all weekend from popular children's entertainers Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly. Head to the Meet & Greet area after each show for a happy snap!
We're also excited to announce a limited series of First Aid courses available!
There'll no doubt be something for everyone, no matter their stage in parenthood, so join us in April!
Dates: 5th – 7th April 2019
Location: Royal Exhibition Building
Register Free here
*Ticket registration made on day will incur a $20 ticketing fee
Laura Mazza known as "mum on the run" has been writing via social media for two years from everything from motherhood, relationships and mental health to mistaking a toy for a mouse, farting at yoga and using a vibrator for the first time. A social worker by trade, Laura started her blog as a way to help other mothers in their journey as well as her own journey into motherhood and navigating life with three children under 5.
Question: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Laura Mazza: I'm a 32 year old living in Melbourne who is a mama to three babies. A 4 year old, 3 year old and a 9 month old, and it is exactly how it sounds: chaotic. I come from a psychology and social work background but it still didn't stop me from getting postnatal depression. I am a blogger and a writer and I love to use what I've been through and what I've learned to empower other mothers who are going through the same thing.
Question: What or who are you most looking forward to hearing at The Essential Baby & Toddler Show?
Laura Mazza: Everyone; I love hearing different experiences, it's so great to connect.
Question: Can you tell us about the insight you'll be sharing with new parents and parents-to-be?
Laura Mazza: Hmm, probably that the hardest part of becoming a parent is definitely the children! I guess that no one is insightful, and so long as you know that, you'll never feel like you're doing it wrong.
Question: What's the one piece of advice you'd give to new parents and parents-to-be?
Laura Mazza: If you are struggling, it's okay to ask for help.
Question: What types of topics will the Beginner's Guide Forums be covering?
Laura Mazza: Body's after babies, sex after babies and returning to work after babies.
Question: Why did you choose to cover Beginners' Guide to Sex after Childbirth with Anne Thurlow?
Laura Mazza: Well I said I'm game for anything so here we are; after my first I thought I'd never have sex again as I went through the wars and it was actually a traumatic and painful experience both physically and mentally, but I got through it, so I'd like to share that with others.
Question: What message do you hope attendees of the Beginners' Guide to Sex after Childbirth forum take away?
Laura Mazza: That a hat on the door means nothing to a toddler.
Interview by Brooke Hunter