Interactive Workshops

Our FREE workshops provide you with hands-on experience and practical information from trusted, experienced professionals. Get interactive and have your questions answered.

 

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Safe Sleeping Environment

Join in at 10:45am (every day)

This Safe Sleeping Environment Workshop from experts at Red Nose demonstrates techniques to safe sleep babies and toddlers in your care. Qualified midwives will demonstrate:

  • How to dress your baby safely, including safe wrapping techniques, using wraps, sleep bags, and blankets
  • How to set up a safe nursery
  • How to set up a safe cot
  • How to position your baby safely in the cot
  • Ask the midwives: your safe sleeping questions answered

You will also have the hands-on opportunity to practice these techniques.

Duration: 30 minutes
More information: rednose.com.au

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Baby massage techniques

Join in at 11:30am (every day) or 1:45pm (every day)

There are many ways babies may benefit from infant massage.

This introductory session will teach you how to recognise your baby's signals in regards to when they do (and don't) want massage, how to choose an appropriate oil for your infant or child and a basic stroke routine.

Learn about the wonderful benefits of massage for both parent and child in this ‘hands on’ and informative workshop. Bring your baby for a truly special bonding experience or practice on one of our lifelike baby dolls in readiness for your little one’s upcoming arrival.

Come and experience our baby massage introduction workshop - the first 15 people attending the workshop will receive a FREE GAIA Natural Baby Goody Bag. If you are participating in the workshop with your bub (0-8months) you will also receive a free GAIA Natural Baby 50ml Massage Oil.

Duration: 30 minutes
More information: www.gaiaskinnaturals.com

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Choking

Join in at 12:15pm (every day)

Would you know what actions to take if your baby or child choked?

In this workshop you will learn some of the most important life saving techniques that any parent or parent to be should know.

Our Paediatric Nurses from Child Revive First Aid will present on choking emergencies that involve infants and young children. The Workshop will cover:

  • The range of choking presentations
  • A demonstration of how to assist them using infant and child manikins

You will have the opportunity to practice the choking management techniques in this session as well.

 

Duration: 30 minutes
More information: www.childrevive.com.au

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Play & Development

Join in at 1:00pm (every day)

Information TBC

Duration: 30 minutes

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Fever

Join in at 2:30pm (every day)

Fever related illness is the most common presentation at any paediatric emergency department.

Join the Child Revive First Aid team at this workshop to find out why fever is considered a ‘normal’ response and what parents should focus on when their child has an infection.

They will discuss the different devices for recording a child’s temperature and how to best care for a child with fever, including the concept of ‘hot and happy’.

Listen out for some of the ‘fever myths’ to be dispelled in this workshop. 

Duration: 30 minutes
More information: www.childrevive.com.au

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Antenatal class - your newborn

Join in at 3:15pm (every day)

Information TBC

Duration: 40 minutes

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Note: Session times and content subject to change. The views and advice expressed during the workshops are those of the presenters and are not representative of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo.