Active Parenting Workshops

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

The schedule below shows all Workshops that were available at our 2018 Expo. Please check closer to our 2019 Expo for updated schedule and Workshop times.

Safe Sleeping Environment

The Safe Sleeping Environment Workshop from Red Nose informs parents and carers on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, fatal sleep accidents and injury for babies and toddlers in their care.

 This workshop will cover:

  • How to set up a safe nursery
  • How to create a safe sleeping environment
  • Current and evidence-based Red Nose Safe Sleeping recommendations
  • Question and Answer session

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

Baby massage techniques

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

First aid for babies and toddlers

Would you know what to do if your baby or child stopped breathing or was burnt?

In this workshop you'll learn some of the most important lifesaving techniques that any expectant or new parent should learn. 

Duration: 30 minutes
More information: www.stjohn.org.au

Managing a choking child

This workshop covers the first aid management of a choking infant or child, including a practical demonstration. 

This workshop is presented by Stuart Clark of Click First Aid, a Trainer & Assessor in first aid and trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), with 15 years experience.

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

Antenatal class - your newborn

Every baby and every mother are different but if you have mastered the basics you will feel more confident in the first weeks after baby is born.

This active workshop style class starts at the beginning and covers every single little thing from the types of nappies, to how to wrap and bath baby.  Having a hands on try of many different aspects of newborn care mean the first time you touch your baby you will know what to do.

Spaces are limited in this class for hands on experience, so be early.

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

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.