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 SaturdaySunday
Beginners’ Guide to Family DiversityJana Pittman & Casey Dellacqua & guests
10:30am – 10:55am
Jana Pittman & guests
10:30am – 10:55am
Jana Pittman & guests
10:30am – 10:55am
Beginners’ Guide to BreastfeedingPinky 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 ParentsSex After Childbirth with Annaliese Dent, Ariane Beeston & Karisha Davies 
11:35am – 12:00pm
Returning To Work Challenges with Bessie Hassan, Vanessa Almendrades & Kylie Ostle
11:35am – 12:00pm
Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back with Rhian Allen & Danielle Colley
11:35am – 12:00pm
 Jo Ryan – Diet Advice During Weaning
12:30pm – 12:55pm

Dr Harvey Karp
Top tips for helping any baby sleep and settle easily 12:30pm – 12:55pm

Dr Harvey Karp 
Top tips for helping any baby sleep and settle easily
12:30pm – 12:55pm
Beginners’ Guide to Birth PlansRenee Adair, Dr Andrew Bisits & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm
Renee Adair, Dr Andrew Bisits & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm
Renee Adair & Romany Godson-King
1:00pm – 1:25pm
Beginners’ Guide to Early Childhood WellbeingThe Science of Babies: Understanding Their Needs
Dr Howard Chilton (Baby Doc)
1:35pm – 2:00pm
The Science of Babies: Understanding Their Needs 
Dr Howard Chilton (Baby Doc)
1:35pm – 2:00pm
The Science of Babies: Understanding Their Needs 
Dr Howard Chilton (Baby Doc)
1:35pm – 2:00pm
Beginners’ Guide to Toddlers, Tantrums, TechnologyPinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm
Pinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm
Pinky McKay
2:10pm – 2:35pm
Beginners’ Guide to Safe SleepingRed Nose, Karitane & Tresillian
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Red Nose, Karitane & Tresillian
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Red Nose, Karitane & Tresillian 
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Beginners’ Guide to the First Aid For Choking
CPR Kids
3:10pm – 3:40pm
CPR Kids
3:10pm – 3:40pm
CPR Kids
3:10pm – 3:40pm

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

Qualified Breastfeeding Educators from Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding, the Australian Breastfeeding Association, will be joined by parenting expert, Pinky McKay, IBCLC, to discuss what to expect in the early weeks and where to find support for breastfeeding and early parenting.

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 Early Childhood Wellbeing

Dr Howard Chilton discusses how knowing how babies are ‘designed’ gives us the answers we seek about to how to understand and meet our babies’ needs. This information changes one’s mindset about baby settling and sleep, the need for routines, the danger of spoiling, and the relentless barrage of advice on offer.

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 Tresilian, share all the necessary information to ensure children can sleep safely.

Beginners' Guide to the First Aid For Choking

Presented by Sarah Hunstead –  paediatric nurse and founder of CPR Kids. 

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