Interactive Workshops

Our free workshops provide you with hands-on experience and practical information from trusted, experienced professionals. Get interactive and have your questions answered.


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Safe Sleeping Environment

Join in at 10:45am (every day)

This Safe Sleeping Environment Workshop from experts at Red Nose demonstrates techniques to safe sleep babies and toddlers in your care. Qualified midwives will demonstrate:

  • How to dress your baby safely, including safe wrapping techniques, using wraps, sleep bags, and blankets
  • How to set up a safe nursery
  • How to set up a safe cot
  • How to position your baby safely in the cot
  • Ask the midwives: your safe sleeping questions answered

You will also have the hands-on opportunity to practice these techniques.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Baby massage techniques

Join in at 11:30am (every day) or 1:45pm (every day)

There are many ways babies may benefit from infant massage.

This introductory session will teach you how to recognise your baby's signals in regards to when they do (and don't) want massage, how to choose an appropriate oil for your infant or child and a basic stroke routine.

Learn about the wonderful benefits of massage for both parent and child in this ‘hands on’ and informative workshop. Bring your baby for a truly special bonding experience or practice on one of our lifelike baby dolls in readiness for your little one’s upcoming arrival.

Come and experience our baby massage introduction workshop - the first 15 people attending the workshop will receive a FREE GAIA Natural Baby Goody Bag. If you are participating in the workshop with your bub (0-8months) you will also receive a free GAIA Natural Baby 50ml Massage Oil.

Duration: 30 minutes
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First aid for babies and toddlers

Join in at 12:15pm (every day) or 2:30pm (every day)

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Duration: 30 minutes

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Sensory play for babies

Join in at 1:00pm (every day)

Do you know the importance of sensory play and stimulation for your baby, especially in the firs year of life? Have you wondered what sensory play actually involves?

This fun, exciting and hands on Baby Sensory session will introduce you and your baby to some simple sensory activities and give you an opportunity to enjoy some precious time together during the hustle and bustle of the Expo.

Suitable for babies from birth to 13 months, the workshop will be led by a fully trained Baby Sensory class leader who will demonstrate each activity and explain how and why it will benefit your baby's learning and development. This will be your turn to give it a try!

Duration: 30 minutes
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Antenatal class - Your newborn

Join in at 3:15pm (every day)

This interactive antenatal class allows you to be hands-on in preparation for your newborn:

  • The first 3 days.
  • Baby Blues.
  • The first 6 weeks.
  • Nappies, baby wrapping and settling techniques.
  • Breast feeding.
  • Sleep.
  • Perinatal mental health.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Note: Session times and content subject to change. The views and advice expressed during the workshops are those of the presenters and are not representative of the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo.