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 at the door it is $20. Children under 14 are free. Entry includes all the children's entertainment and all the expert advice, including the one-on-one sessions
There is a public car park below the venue. It is the SCEC car park, which is open 24 hours with a flat day rate of $32.00.
Harbourside Car Park (100 Murray St, Pyrmont, just behind Harbourside/under the Novotel) charges $25.00 for 4-5 hours. They also have Earlybird Fees Monday-Friday - $10: Entry between 6am and 9.30am, exit between 3.30pm and 7pm. Ticket validated by the machine on Level 2 in the morning, proceed to Level 1 or 2 for parking.
Darling Park on Sussex St which is a short walk around $10 flat rate.
Wilson Parking opposite Pyrmont Bridge (city side) $10 flat rate.