Beginners' Guide Live Forums

New this year are the Beginners’ Guide Live Forums, emceed by celebrity host Toni Pearen. The panels will cover a wide-range of topics, including birth-plans, breastfeeding, challenges for new parents, safe sleeping, toddler tantrums and more. The Live Forums will also make representing diverse families a key pillar of the show with a special panels each day dedicated to single and LGBTQI parents who will get a chance to discuss their experiences raising a family.

 
 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Beginners’ Guide to Family Diversity

Jana Pitman & Casey Dellacqua
10:00am – 10:25am
Jana Pitman & guests
10:00am – 10:25am
Jana Pitman & guests
10:00am – 10:25am

Beginners’ Guide to Breastfeeding

 

Pinky McKay & Australian Breastfeeding Association
11:00am – 11:25am
Pinky McKay & Australian Breastfeeding Association
11:00am – 11:25am
Pinky McKay & Australian Breastfeeding Association
11:00am – 11:25am

Beginners’ Guide to Challenges For New Parents

Sex After Childbirth with Annaliese Dent & Ariane Beeston
11:35am – 12:00pm
Returning To Work Challenges with Bessie Hassan & Lisa Almond
11:35am – 12:00pm
Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back with Rhian Allen & Cat Rodie
11:35am – 12:00pm

Beginners’ Guide to Diet Advice During Weaning

Jo Ryan
12:05pm – 12:25pm

TBC

TBC

Beginners’ Guide to Birth Plans

Renee Adair, Andrew Bisset & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm
Renee Adair, Andrew Bisset & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm
Renee Adair & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm

Beginners’ Guide to Early Childhood Wellbeing

Dr Howard Chilton
1:35pm – 2:00pm
Dr Howard Chilton
1:35pm – 2:00pm
Dr Howard Chilton 
1:35pm – 2:00pm

Beginners’ Guide to Toddlers, Tantrums, Technology

Pinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm
Pinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm
Pinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm

Beginners’ Guide to Safe Sleeping

Red Nose, Karitane & CPR Kids
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Red Nose, Karitane & CPR Kids
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Red Nose, Karitane & CPR Kids
2:40pm – 3:05pm

Beginners' Guide to Family Diversity

Featuring a panel of single parents, same sex couple families and will dive deep on what it’s like being a “non-traditional” family.

Beginners' Guide to Breastfeeding

Presented by Australia’s leading breastfeeding expert, Pinky McKay, the Australian Breastfeeding Association will discuss all things breastfeeding and what to expect. 

Beginners' Guide to Challenges For New Parents

Presented by an exciting line up of top mummy bloggers and influencers, covering some of the most popular topics surrounding motherhood, including Sex After Childbirth, Returning To Work Challenges and Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back.  

Beginners' Guide to Diet Advice During Weaning

Resident expert Jo Ryan from Wattle Health talks parenting, newborns and toddlers. 

Beginners' Guide to Birth Plans

Featuring midwives and obstetricians from the Australian Doula College providing expert advice on the many options available when creating a birth-plan.

Beginners' Guide to Toddlers, Tantrums, Technology

Presented by Pinky McKay and industry experts discussing everything toddler-related, from sharing experiences to how to deal with common issues like how to manage their devices and moods. 

Beginners' Guide to Safe Sleeping

Red Nose, Karitane and CPR Kids share all the necessary information to ensure children can sleep safely.

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