Babies and toddlers are a lot of work and getting to see and speak to some real experts can take a lot of the stress and uncertainty away that many parents can experience. The Baby and Toddler Show aims to bring together a range of professionals to give advice to new and expectant parents on everything you can think of, and probably heaps you haven't even got to yet.
There will also be plenty of exhibitors showing you the latest in fashion, education, entertainment and health for you and the younger members of your family. From cool boutique finds to the latest big brands and everything in between, the Baby & Toddler Show promises that if it is available, they will have it. You can even try out some of the leading pram brands on the 'pram trial track'.
Children are catered for with a special area set aside for them to sing, dance and laughing along with some of their favourite characters from the New Macdonald's Farm TV show and Fiona and Shrek from the Shrek movies. Or perhaps they would prefer to play in the Fisher-Price Playground area. There will be face painting, balloon animals, meet & greet with My Little Pony, and Thomas The Tank Engine Rides.
For Mum and Dad, there will be an area called 'The Advice Hub' with lots of information on nutrition, naturopathy, toddler taming, breastfeeding advisors, sleep specialists and fertility and wellbeing services. Seminars, Q & A sessions and one-on-one advice are all included to help answer all your pregnancy and parenting concerns.
The first 500 visitors through the doors will receive a free bottle of Bio-Oil and the first 1,000 visitors through the doors will receive a free Essential Baby shopping tote bag.
Tickets sold in advance from the website are $15 and tickets at the door are $20. Children under 14 are free. Entry includes all the children's entertainment and all the expert advice, including the one-on-one sessions
Route 96 - St Kilda to East Brunswick Route 109 - Port Melbourne to Box Hill Route 112 - West Preston to St Kilda
Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations are both a short stroll from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.