The Advice Hub

Featuring consultants ready to offer expert guidance on everything from baby basics to safety recommendations, the Advice Hub is the perfect place to ask all your parenting questions. The Advice Hub offers free, confidential, one-on-one support by qualified professionals.

 CPR Kids

CPR Kids knows that every parent must have the life-saving skills of first aid for babies and children. Visit our ‘Ask the First Aid Experts’ hub for tips from our critical care paediatric nurses on how to recognise and respond to your sick or injured child right from the start.

Check their website here: cprkids.com.au


Parent Line

Parent Line is the government funded telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents, carers and professionals who have concerns or questions about a child aged 0 to 18 years. Parent Line also includes the Early Childhood Intervention Infoline.  Calls to Parent Line are answered by trained, professional counsellors, who provide free telephone counselling to parents, carers and professionals throughout NSW.  Parent Line counsellors receive calls about a wide range of issues including advice about raising children and teenagers, managing child behaviour, child and adolescent development and dealing with other common parenting issues.

Parent Line counsellors will be available at the Advice Hub to answer any of your questions about parenting and family relationships.  They will also be able to provide information about parenting services that may be available in your local area.

Check their website here: http://www.parentline.org.au/


Tresillian

Tresillian is a non-for-profit organisation that assists close to 80,000 Australian families in the early years of their child. We help parents gain confidence in their new roles as mums and dads and teach new parents about routines in breastfeeding, sleep, settling and nutrition.

Visit Tresillian staff at The Advice Hub for access to Tresillian advice on the care of infants and toddlers.

Check their website here: tresillian.org.au


Karitane

Karitane provides evidence-based support and services for families during the early years of parenting. Our health care professionals can help you to create a safe, nurturing environment to raise your children. Karitane offers a wide range of services to support families with parenting issues including sleep and settling, toddler behaviour, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition and perinatal mood disorders. Come and chat to Karitane’s friendly staff including our child and family health nurses, midwifes and psychologists about any parenting concerns. We understand parenting can be hard and we can help you with our expert tips and advice.

Our expert team is ready to chat with you about a range of parenting issues including sleep and settling, breastfeeding, toddler behaviour, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition and getting help with the emotional rollercoaster that is adjusting to being a new parent. We can also offer wrapping demonstrations and other on-the-spot advice for parents.

Check their website here: karitane.com.au/


Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service. We communicate directly to women with young babies during one of the greatest times of change in their lives – pregnancy, birth and the first two years of their baby’s life. We directly support over around 80,000 mums each year on our 24/7 Breastfeeding Helpline. Our professional member base, consisting of over 1,000 midwives, lactation consultants, child health nurses and other professionals in the lactation sector received education through the Association each year.

At the event, you will be able to become a member and  will be provided information about membership. You will also have the opportunity to be in the draw to win our Scan Prize Raffle or Membership Pack Prize.

Check our website here: breastfeeding.asn.au


Australian Dental Association

Advocating for the best standard of oral health for our community, ADA NSW is the voice of dentistry across NSW. Australian Dental Association has provided a dental advice and information service since 1979 though our community relations officers who are available to discuss dental issues with members of the public located in NSW.

To ensure healthy teeth for life dental care should start early. At our ‘Ask a Dentist’ stand, ADA member dentists will be available to answer all of your questions about caring for your baby and toddlers teeth with lots of handy hints and information on topics such as; seeing the dentist for the first time, soothing teething toddlers and preventing childhood caries. We also have some great tooth friendly giveaways.

 Click here to view their website, or for more information visit their Protecting Tiny Teeth website.


Emotional Wellbeing For Expectant and New Parents (The Gidget Foundation)

A new baby can bring excitement along with challenges. Most new parents struggle emotionally at some time during those early months of parenthood. Some parents become anxious and depressed. Looking after our emotional health is important for all new parents.

The Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides programs and resources to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents. We also provide professional education, and services for parents in need.

Visit our stand in the Advice Hub for a chat with the friendly Gidget staff. We can share some tips and tricks with expecting and new parents on self care, nurturing your new family, and finding time for fun. We can provide free resources and referral to free support services for those in need.

Check our website here: gidgetfoundation.com.au


The Australian Doula College (ADC)

The Australian Doula College (ADC) is an integrated organisation working in collaboration with Preparing the Way, providing education, support and continuity of care for Birth and End of Life Doulas and anyone needing support through any one of life’s many transitions.

Through our network of qualified and experienced educators, doulas and other practitioners, we can offer a variety of services, training and information programs and support.

At the ADC we believe that the first and last breath are the biggest life transitions you make and that you and those around you deserve to understand your choices and feel supported, ensuring you and your family has the best experience possible.

We want to share our experience with you so that you can be better equipped to make informed decisions that are right for you and your family. At the ADC we take a holistic approach to life’s transitions, believing if you have a better understanding of your options and ‘what to expect’ you can have a more positive experience. We will support and empower you on your journey, however that journey unfolds for you.

For more information call us on 02 8036 5580 or please visit the website australiandoulacollege.com.au