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The Parent and Baby Show

  • The Parent and Baby Show UEA Sports Park NR4 7TJ United Kingdom (map)

A pregnancy, baby, toddler and child show like no other!

Join us for our 4th pregnancy, baby and child indoor festival on Sunday 14th April 2019 at The UEA Sporstpark in Norwich. Times: 10:30am-3pm.

A festival themed baby show like no other (Just ask someone who came to our Autumn 2018 show – we really are very different, fun and there’s so much to do – unlike any other similar event in the region!)

Programme – confirmed so far…much more to be confirmed over March!

BOOK YOUR TALKS AND WORKSHOPS HERE – if it’s not listed then the feature is being operated on a turn up on the day basis. Please note you do not have to book your classes – however, we would very much appreciate you doing so as then our businesses will know a rough number of guests to prepare for. If you do not book then you may not receive a handout or any freebies and treats!

Talks:

10:45 A myth busting guide to hypno-birthing with Jennifer Sarah – The Birth Geek

11:30 How to look after your newborn – practical advice from nappy changing to bathing and keeping your baby warm with One To Cherish

12:15 The benefits of slings – why carry your baby with Sleepy Nico

13:00 Acupressure for Labour – learn all you need to know with local expert Rebecca Geanty who owns TREAT-Norwich

13:45 Why book a Mummy MOT – find out about what a mummy MOT involves and why all mums should consider having one. Suitable for any Mum (not just those who’ve recently given birth) with Wellfitmumma

14:30 Why read to your baby/toddler, good books and practical tips with Norfolk Library and Information Service

Workshops:

10:45 Lingo Lions Spanish classes for little linguists with Lingo Lions

11:30 A music based, multi sensory taster session for 6months-4years with Hartbeeps

12:15 The Garage toddler dance taster – Join The Garage for a taster of their popular, fun and creative class for toddlers to dance with mum dad or carer. Movement games and storytelling will spark the imagination. Toddlers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For ages 18 months-4 years.

13:00 Not your normal breastfeeding advice with Breastfeeding Mum Meets – a fabulous session focusing on life as a breastfeeding mum by LOCAL MUMS who’ve been there or who are currently feeding! Find out about the best bf friendly cafes in Norfolk, all the emotions to expect in your bf journey, the funny phrases you’ll hear as a bf mum and much more – all based on experience, emotions, CAKE and laughter!

13:45 Newborn class to promote bonding, communication and connection with Pregnancy and Parenthood

14:30 An introduction to moving for birth with the super midwife Mollie O’Brien

Extra Features:

Photo studio with Shellie Wall Photography

Pregnancy Tipi with TREAT Norwich: Learn how to use your birthing ball, bump taping, chat to Molly the midwife, pregnancy yoga mini tasters, nausea relief advice, talk through your birthing options, pregnancy reflexology, back/neck and shoulder massages for EVERYONE!

Vintage tearoom with VinTEAge

*NEW* The chill out feeding den with Breastfeeding Mum Meets – this is a comfy, relaxing area full of sofas and ‘living room furniture’ to create a home-from-home environment. It is run by Breastfeeding Mum Meets – HOWEVER this is for all mums HOWEVER you feed your little darlings! No judgey judgering here!

*NEW* Throughout the day Mini Professors Science Classes Norwich will be with us offering amazing toddler/child workshops based around the theme of ‘Environment’ (Inspired by our Feb heat wave) Just turn up on the day (operate on a first come, first served basis with up to 14 toddlers on each session).

11am and 1pm
Recycling – an intro about why we recycle (plus basic magnets) followed by sorting out a mountain of rubbish into different categories (using magnets)

12pm and 2pm
Electricity – create a human electricity circuit (real crowd pleaser!) and how to make a basic lightbulb circuit. Will include a discussion of renewable energy, including: solar power, wind and wave power

Baby play with Beebops

*NEW* Mega Blocks fun for toddlers and children with Beebops

*NEW* Play-Doh creating with The Creation Station throughout the day – ideal for ages 3+. Get creative with play-doh. All children will get to take a small pot home with them. The Creation Station are also offering stencilled canvases and wooden boxes on the day for children to decorate. £5 for one or £8 for 2. Ideal for Easter!

*NEW* Become meningitis aware sessions with Mini First Aid Norfolk at 12pm and 2pm (next to their stand)

Dedicated soft play room for newborns-8years (different areas to ensure safety) with Little Land Soft Play

Road safety sessions and advice area with the Norfolk Road Safety Team

Story time tipi zone

Norwich Sling Library are on hand to help you test slings and hire them out to you

Baby and hand footprint tiles with Doodle Pots Holt

Personalisation station with ‘the night feed’

Selfie wall with Claire Carney Floral and Balloons

Chilled zones to catch up with your friends over cake and tea

Plenty of shopping with amazing pregnancy, baby and child businesses

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Tickets are £5 for adults and free for under 16s. You can buy these here or on entry at the show.

If you have bought your tickets please bring the email confirmation with you. We do not send out tickets!

We will have 250 goody bags sponsored by Window To The Womb. These will be handed out on a first come, first served basis at 11:00 and 13:00 (125 per time slot)

This is all indoors at the UEA Sportspark sports halls. We decorate the venue with indoor tipis, lounge furniture and comfy sofas and we fill the event with amazing pregnancy, baby and child businesses. These businesses offer everything you can dream of! We pride ourselves in being THE MOST educational, supportive, attractive baby show in the region and work with so many businesses so we can make sure the event is AMAZING! WE ARE THE LARGEST PREGNANCY, BABY AND CHILD EVENT IN THE AREA!