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Trust, Security, Support, Growth…
These are the pillars upon which Artemis is founded. These are our strengths. And we hope to share them with you and your family.
Artemis are proud sponsors of the 2016 official expo showbags, available to the first 500 families through the doors each day. These showbags are packed full of product samples, free trial classes, discounts and more – make sure you get in early to grab one!
Baby not sleeping?
Can you imagine waking up after 11 hours of uninterrupted blissful sleep?
Nurture Parenting has the solution to your problems. Karen’s exclusive methods, tried and tested over 16 years, have brought sleep to babies and children everywhere.
ABA supports and encourages women who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies, and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes and numerous print and digital resources.
ACT Chiropractic Free Spinal Screening for mums and dads. We will be checking posture and weight distribution and providing recommendations.
Every free spinal screening attendee will be offered an initial Consultation at our clinic for $25 including X-rays. (worth $260, not including treatment)
Playgroups are regular informal gatherings of parents and caregivers of under school age children which usually meet for about two hours once a week. Playgroups are inclusive, supporting and welcoming for all families with young children. They provide opportunities for adults to watch their children interacting with others, make friends and gain support, discuss and share parenting skills and enjoy a special time with their children through play! Children learn at playgroup by developing new skills through play, gaining confidence in their own abilities, interacting with other children and adults and making new friends. Playgroups are located throughout the ACT and surrounding region.
ACT Playgroups is the peak body for Playgroups in this region, and has been supporting community playgroups for over 40 years. Our qualified staff support the operation of the family run, community-based playgroups and have grown over the last 40 years to incorporate a range of services to cater for a variety of needs. We also offer facilitated sessions for vulnerable families and specialist groups for children on the ASD spectrum or living with a disability or chronic illness.
We believe in providing the best of all possible learning environments, creating ‘E’ learning opportunities for young children to Explore, Experiment, Enhance their senses, Express their emotions, Exercise their Body, Mind and Spirit, Experience the joys of challenging themselves!
Silly Billyz – Bibs and accessories
Isoki – Nappy Bags
Ezpz – Baby Feeding
The Baby Quoddle all natural baby bottle has taken the Australian market by storm as more and more care givers see the importance of giving your little ones the best start we can.
Parenting and particularly feeding your baby can be the most difficult and challenging time during your first few months of getting to know your little one. I developed this bottle for exactly that reason to ease the burden and let parents have a natural and safe option to feed without the guilt. Gone are the days or being told by others what is best for our babies. The old but essential saying that ‘fed is best’ is a good one and your Baby Quoddle has clearly proven to be a great friend to mamas and bubs all over.
BabyScent provides a complete range of natural skincare products for babies, kids and adults, made with the highest quality plant derived and biodegradable ingredients to ensure they are gentle, soft, and kind to all skin types and the environment.
BabyScent products are not tested on animals and contain no animal derived ingredients, using only recyclable packaging.
Tracey Anderson Askew has been supporting Canberra Families to have their babies for 15 years, both through birth preparation and early parenting education and support. She is the founder of Calmbirth in Canberra and the Director of the Better Breathing Centre, working with clients to improve their breathing and overall health.
Tracey has a great passion for children and supporting in their development and innate potential. She loves to share her insights with new parents and not so new parents, in a fun, engaging and mind-altering way.
CARE midwifery is an exciting new Canberra business offering expert, professional midwifery support to new mums.
whilst we provide a wide range of midwifery services to women, we specialise is postnatal support for up to 6 weeks after bubs arrival.Besides in home and clinic ante and postnatal care, we also offer a ‘day stay’ service for new mums needing additional support and advice as well as friendly, supportive education group sessions for new parents.Medicare and Private Health rebates for most services are available.The new and very popular Spectra Breast pumps are now available for hire from CARE Midwifery. New Spectra pumps and equipment supplies can also be purchased from us.
C & W Ceramicrafts
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) operates 24/7 providing crisis intervention and legal advocacy to those in the ACT community who are experiencing domestic, family and intimate partner violence. DVCS is a free service available to all members of the community regardless of gender, age, race, culture, religion, visa status or sexual orientation. DVCS provides a holistic approach to those experiencing domestic, family or intimate partner violence by working one on one with children, women and families who have left violent and/or controlling relationships via our Staying@Home and Young People’s Outreach Program. Our Room4Change program works with men who want to stop their use of violence and/or controlling behaviour, while also working with their partners to ensure the entire family remains safe and supported. Additionally, DVCS provides many support groups for women, children and men who have experienced domestic, family or intimate partner violence and personal development sessions for women who have or haven’t experienced violence in their relationships.
In addition to our client work, DVCS also provides submissions and statistical data to other entities including local and Federal Governments and research bodies.
Promotional information: Do you want to use modern cloth nappies but are lost in all the choice? Maybe you don’t want to be spending all your down time stuffing pockets, folding, or snapping nappies together. The Effortless Nappy will save you time as it is so simple to use plus it is made of fast drying yet super absorbent hemp so you can spend more time enjoying the finer things in life.Expo Special: All purchases of the Starter and Full time Effortless Nappy pack at the Canberra Baby & Beyond Expo will receive a complementary 10 pack of Sinchies, reusable food pouches.
We make gorgeous family-sized, modern picnic blankets.
These triple layer waterproof blankets are perfect for picnics, the beach, weekend sport, special occasions and just for bub to roll on in the backyard. These blankets also make a beautiful gift for a mum and dad to be.
My picnic blankets are made from a thick and durable cotton on top (perfect for baby and kids), they have an absorbent polyester inner core and a black waterproof under layer.
The Enchanted Princess of Canberra make your favourite fairytales come true! Our aim is to give your child an unforgettable magical experience that will stay in their hearts forever. As adults we reminisce on the amazing things we experienced as children. Our princesses want to be that memory! We want to create a happiness that will put a smile on the faces of everyone – because you’re never too old for fairytales.
Gidget Foundation Australia exists to promote emotional wellbeing for expectant and new parents and to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst women and their families, their health providers and the wider community to ensure those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care. Perinatal anxiety and depression and the difficulties of early parenting affects up to 25% of mothers and 10% of fathers, who will experience some degree of clinically diagnosable mental health illness in association with pregnancy or early parenthood. This equates to over 100,000 new parents every year. Over 50% of new parents will experience adjustment disorders. The cost to the workplace, the family and the community is significant and poorly recognised. Suicide remains the leading cause of maternal death.
The Foundation’s programs include:
- The Emotional Wellbeing Screening Programs at hospitals
- Gidget House, providing free psychological support (10 sessions) for families experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood
- Start Talking, providing video call psychological support for families experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood
- Education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community
- Advocacy and active memberships of professional networks
- Research and contribution to mainstream and professional publications
- Development and distribution of resources
For more info: www.gidgetfoundation.org.au
Koru Baby Massage offers parents the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to massage their babies in a warm, supportive, comforting environment. The massage strokes are taught over 5 weeks with a strong focus on parent-infant relationships, infant communication, bonding and healthy touch. The massage course that Koru offers is based on the world renowned IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) philosophy and Australia’s ‘Baby in Mind’ First Touch Program.
The benefits of baby massage are extensive for both the baby and the care giver and includes improved settling, increased bonding, reduced crying, establishment of more regular sleep patterns, improved feeding and weight gain, improved immune function and reduced colic and tummy upsets.
5% of all profits go to the Hamlin College of Midwives at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, Ethiopia.
Book at the expo and receive the full course of 5 weeks for only $199! That’s a saving of $98!
Kingswim ACT – Dedicated Learn to Swim Schools for Kids
Impressionable Kids framed baby hand and feet sculptures are a truly magical way of capturing how cute and tiny your child’s little hands and feet once were. We capture the detail of each and every wrinkle on their hands and feet, the shape of their fingernails, a three dimensional replica of their hands and feet.
Our casting material is of the highest quality which ensures the best outcome of your child’s sculptures.
A perfect compliment to our framed sculptures, Impressionable Kids can also capture individuals fingerprint, handprint and footprint with just one touch.They can then be used to create our jewellery range
Kidsafe ACT is a charity dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries to children. In our 35 years in Australia, childhood deaths through unintentional injuries have reduced by almost 65%.
We provide frontline services to parents, carers and families. These services include child restraint installation and child restraint hires.
We research, produce and distribute safety materials.
We advocate to government and industry.
EXPO SPECIAL – Book and pay for your session at the expo at 50% off and go in the draw to win your session and a 10 digital image package for free (value $700).
Love to Dream
Mashblox are self-feeding soft silicone blocks for infants 6 months to about 3 years to feed themselves mush foods with less mess!
Magic for Mums have a gorgeous range of services for families and Canberra Residents to help you relieve some stress, spend more time with family or focus on your career! We provide a perfect housekeeping service in Canberra!
Whether you’re busy with a family and career, or just want some occasional help around the house, getting a cleaning service is not only practical, it is a lifesaver. Outsourcing your house cleaning is an important way to manage your time more efficiently and it can be affordable, even for those on a tight budget! We even tidy!!!
Better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. We’re here if you need us!
If you and your baby are both feeling cold while carrying and need a nice warm layer on to feel comfortable you have found the perfect clothing. We offer high quality 100% European made softshell babywearing/maternity 4in1 jackets. You can wear it during pregnancy, while babywearing (front/back) and also, without the insert, as a regular jacket. Matching maternity softshell skirts are also available. All of the adult products are designed for babywearing and maternity and beyond.
– softshell jackets
– knitted ponchos
– rain ponchos
– maternity leggings
– maternity skirts
– kids softshell dungarees with matching jackets.
Painpod – T.B Painfree
Pain relief devices TENS/NEMS and accessories
Manufactured in Italy, Solidea offers you proven medical compression in a Maternity range that is recommended by Doctors and Health Professionals worldwide. The Solidea range including Pregnancy Shorts, Pregnancy Stockings, Recovery Shorts, Recovery Leggings and the Abdominal Band are raved about by women everywhere – No other range can offer the benefits and features Solidea is able to!
The Solidea Pregnancy & Recovery range provides compression and support during and after your pregnancy. Helping to alleviate back / pelvic joint pain and minimise swelling as well as maximise your postnatal recovery.
Stop by our stand and have a chat to the expert Women’s Health Physiotherapists to discover how you can stay comfortable and strong through your journey into motherhood.
Swim Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, providing information on swim lessons/drowning prevention and parenting tips for families to start swimming.
Still Aware – Empowering pregnant families to connect daily with their baby. Saving babies lives.
Still Aware are committed to raising awareness of the very real statistics of stillbirth in Australia working to end preventable stillbirth. We educate clinicians, mothers and families about stillbirth prevention and promote open communication.
Tiny Moons offers a range of unique handmade products including safety certified Beech wood, BPA Free SIlicone and 100% cotton micro crochet Teether Toys and Rattles, BPA Free Dummy Chains and ‘Mummy Necklaces’. All our products are handmade, adhere to the relevant Australian safety standards, are functional and washable!
Tracy Anderson Askew
The Gidget Foundation
Come take advantage of our B&B Expo specials including 1. Go in the free draw for a mum and bub themed hamper of essential oil goodies. 2. Take home a gift pack of delightful pampering products when you join the YL Canberra Team at the expo 3. Try some free samples of our natural energy drinks – Ningxia Red and Ningxia Zing, 4. Try some free samples of energy rich healthy snacks made using Young Living culinary essential oils.