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Baby advice & live talks all under one roof

Award Winning Midwife: Midwife Marley, Baby Nutritionist: Charlotte Stirling-Reed and Children’s Cookery Author: Annabel Karmel

Home to the UK's leading parenting and baby experts, the Live Talks Stage hosted free expert talks, panel discussions, and celebrity Q&A's throughout the show. Whether you wanted to start prepping for birth, find solutions to common sleep issues, learn life-saving first aid skills, get breastfeeding off to a great start or find support for your mental health, we had it!

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The Essential Guide to Weaning your Baby

Annabel Karmel

Sunday 24th October 2021 – Annabel Karmel MBE
UK’s No1 Children’s Cookery Author

Session:
24 Oct 2021 |  12:30 - 13:15

Just when most parents finally feel like they are getting to grips with daily milk rounds, they’re propelled into the wondrous world of weaning. It’s such an exciting milestone, but it’s a new art to master and at times can feel equally as unnerving as exciting. Annabel Karmel shared her essential guide to all things weaning to ensure your foodie journey is less fearful and more…fun!

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Our Baby Expert Speaker Timetable

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10:00
  1. 30 mins

    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home

10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Newborn pushchair or travel system? Compact or lightweight? Single or convertible? There are so many buggies on the market it can be almost as overwhelming as it is exciting when it comes to deciding ...
11:45
  1. 45 mins
    Weaning your baby is a critical milestone which impacts not only their nutritional status and health but can also determine whether your baby will feed well as a toddler and prevent allergies. You can ...
12:30
  1. 45 mins
    In this session Dr Will will guide you through all your medical options for birth, including induction, forceps and Caesareans. With practical demonstrations and the opportunity to create your own preferences document, this isn’t a session you want to miss.
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    It all began in when one sleep-deprived mum crashed her car with her baby in it. Twelve years -and over 5000 rested families - later, Devon sisters Eve & Gem head up an 8-strong team team of sleep sup ...
14:00
  1. 45 mins

    Having a new baby is joyful, exciting and scary in equal measures and, although we have read all the books, the reality is quite different. In this talk we will explore how our baby is highly evolved to safely make the transition from 'womb life' to 'room life'. We will look at how we can work with, rather than against their natural instincts and start to relax and enjoy parenting with more confidence.

14:45
  1. 45 mins

    Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help babies learn additional language skills. This is important because recent research shows that the early language environment has lasting effects on later language abilities and later reading scores. In addition, research from Stanford University found that babies who are in better language environments in the first 18 months think at faster speeds than babies than babies who are in less stimulating language environments.

10:00
  1. 30 mins

    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home

10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Newborn pushchair or travel system? Compact or lightweight? Single or convertible? There are so many buggies on the market it can be almost as overwhelming as it is exciting when it comes to deciding on the perfect purchase. Experts in parenting product testing, MadeForMums Reviews Editors Gemma Cartwright and Christy McGhee join Editorial Director Susie Boone to take you through a step-by-step buggy buying guide, with questions to ask and features to consider, so you feel confident to choose the right buggy for you and your family.
11:00
  1. 45 mins

    We will go through what you can expect in terms of sleep from your newborn, when to start a bedtime routine and how you can make your baby's sleep environment safe and conducive to sleep. I will also talk you through some simple, gentle strategies on how you can support you baby's sleep, as well as exploring some common sleep issues.

11:45
  1. 45 mins

    Childbirth doesn't have to be scary, nor does it have to be painful - in fact childbirth can be enjoyable. This isn't no magic show - Its science, and I'm going to share with you birth's best kept secrets to help you have an empowered confident birth experience no matter what happens!

     

    I'll be covering the TOP 5 BIRTH SECRETS you NEED to know including how to manage PAIN with ease, how to ride your contractions with minimal intervention, and how to enable you to birth your baby without FORCED pushing & reducing perineal trauma!

12:30
  1. 45 mins
    In this session, broadcaster Cherry Healey will be speaking to mum Leanne about the perinatal mental health problems she experienced, and TV presenter Nush Cope about being pregnant during the pandemi ...
15:30
  1. 30 mins

    Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help babies learn additional language skills. This is important because recent research shows that the early language environment has lasting effects on later language abilities and later reading scores. In addition, research from Stanford University found that babies who are in better language environments in the first 18 months think at faster speeds than babies than babies who are in less stimulating language environments.

10:00
  1. 30 mins

    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home

10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Newborn pushchair or travel system? Compact or lightweight? Single or convertible? There are so many buggies on the market it can be almost as overwhelming as it is exciting when it comes to deciding ...
11:00
  1. 45 mins

    There is so much information out there when it comes to preparing for birth, but very little info is given to new parents on what to expect when baby arrives. Mental health is directly correlated with sleep, yet sleep is not routinely covered in antenatal classes or during post birth visits either.

    In this talk you will learn;

    -how to approach to first few weeks after birth when it comes to sleep

    -whether or not you can "spoil" your baby

    -napping in the first few months

    -what to expect when it comes to nights and feeding

    -how to gently set up healthy sleep habits for your baby

    -routines and when to get started

     

11:45
  1. 45 mins

    There are things you can do in pregnancy to help prepare your body for birth. I will be taking about things you can do to help make labour smoother, shorter and to reduce the chance of assisted birth & perineal tearing.

12:30
  1. 45 mins

    An exciting journey of food discovery awaits your baby, yet this can often feel like an overwhelming and confusing time. But fear not! The ‘queen of wean’ Annabel Karmel will chat through those weaning basics when starting out, touching on spoon-fed and baby-led approaches, first tastes, introducing texture, allergies and those all-important critical nutrients.

13:15
  1. 45 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home
14:00
  1. 45 mins

    A frank and open chat with Jess AKA The Fat Funny One about all the things nobody mentions about the fourth trimester! Come and listen and learn and hopefully laugh!

14:45
  1. 45 mins

    Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help babies learn additional language skills. This is important because recent research shows that the early language environment has lasting effects on later language abilities and later reading scores. In addition, research from Stanford University found that babies who are in better language environments in the first 18 months think at faster speeds than babies than babies who are in less stimulating language environments.

Breastfeeding; How It Works
…And What To Do If It Goes Wrong 

Friday 22nd October 2021 –
Clare Byam-Cook– Breastfeeding Expert 

Session:
22 Oct 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45

Many women experience problems latching on – new mums, particularly first time mums may struggle when it comes to breastfeeding, and are looking for professionals to help. Midwives should be able to help mothers get their child to latch on and women shouldn’t be sent home with a “just keep practising” approach.

Clare’s approaches work because often mothers have sore nipples – when shown how to latch on by Clare’s approach, the feeding instantly feels better. 
 

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Ready, get set, birth!
Preparing your Body for Labour 

Marley

Sunday 24th October 2021 –
Award Winning Midwife: Midwife Marley 

Session:
24 Oct 2021 |  11:45 - 12:30

Marley Hall is a midwife and mum of five - in other words, she's seen it all. She covered the complexities of preparing your body for birth. Birth is a unique experience for every person, Midwife Marley gave much-needed guidance that help understand the full picture through an entire 9-month pregnancy and before.

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Baby Feeding Café

Baby Feeding Café

Rumbling tummies? The Feeding Café made feeding your baby at the show a little easier with complimentary food, bottle warmers and microwaves. There was plenty of seating available at the show so you could comfortably breastfeed your baby anytime, anywhere, plus there was an optional quieter area for breastfeeding with glider chairs and complimentary breast pads. 

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MadeForMums Buggy Testing Track

MadeForMums Buggy Testing Track

There are so many different buggies, strollers, prams and travel systems out there - how on earth do you choose the right one for you and your family?

At the MadeForMums Buggy Testing Track, a range of prams, pushchairs and buggies were tried on different surfaces, terrains and features to see how they handle.

BUGGY TESTING TRACK

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A-Z Brands

A-Z Brands

The Baby Show is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all things bump, baby and you. See who's exhibited with us at London Olympia in October 2021.

Exhibitors varied from boutiques, online stores to those not on the high street and include well-known brands such as Maxi-Cosi, Bugaboo, Cybex, Stokke, BabyBjörn, Mamas & Papas and many more.

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