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.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) provides information and support to mothers who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies. The Breastfeeding Education program provides women wishing to breastfeed with factual information on the how, what, when and where about breastfeeding before they give birth.

Visit the friendly ABA staff in The Advice Hub for tailored answers for you and your baby.

A new baby can bring excitement along with challenges.  Most new parents struggle 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 for a chat with the friendly Gidget staff.  We can answer questions and share some tips and tricks on looking after yourself.

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.

To ensure healthy teeth for life, dental care should start early. Member dentists from ADA will be available to answer all of your questions about caring for your baby’s or toddler’s 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 decay.

Visit the Advice Hub to talk to our friendly dental professionals about looking after for your smile during pregnancy and caring for your baby’s and/or toddler’s teeth.

No parent ever hopes to be put in a position where they need to assist their child in a potentially life threatening emergency but the reality is that it could happen to any of us. Emergencies happen in a split second, and as parents, we need to be prepared to deal confidently in high-stress situations when our little ones need us the most.

We are proud to offer a limited number of 90-minute Parent First Aid courses by Child Revive First Aid at our Melbourne Show. The course costs $39 per person and covers the following:

  • CPR (infant and child)

  • Choking (infant and child)

  • Fever

  • Seizures

Advice for dads, creating your best transition into life as a parent.

Your personal guide and confidante can help you plan, prepare and experience this time of your life in a joyful and empowering way. Supporting you and your family through your pregnancy, birth & beyond.

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