The Baby Show #MeetUp with Meg Faure
28 – 30 September 2018, Kyalami International Convention Centre
Together, with headline sponsor, Pampers and co-host, Meg Faure, author of the Baby Sense book series, the #MeetUp show will deliver a unique family-friendly shopping and expert-led experience. Featuring a wide variety of products and brands plus the opportunity to hear from and meet some of the top parenting experts & celebrity mums over the three days.
The event offers a full day of entertaining and educational talks divided into four themes:
- Pregnancy Sense presented by Medela,
- Baby Sense by Colief,
- Parenting Sense by Old Mutual
- Sleep Sense by Peppina
Passionate about parenting and helping parents of fussy babies Meg Faure, author of Baby Sense, Feeding Sense, Sleep Sense, Pregnancy Sense and Weaning Sense has made it her life’s work to communicate well-researched information in an accessible manner.
“Supporting parents in their journey is the focus of all my work, from books like Baby Sense to seminars and talks,” said Meg Faure.
Following the hugely successful #MeetUp events showcased across the country last year, Occupational Therapist and infant specialist Meg Faure has announced a new partnership with Clarion Events to present The Baby Show #MeetUp with Meg Faure sponsored by Pampers.
For ticket packages refer to the link HERE for the various options available.
WIN 2 tickets to The Baby Show #MeetUp with Meg Faure by completing the following steps:
Competition closes 16 September 2018
Winner will be announced on social media platforms
Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter and contacted by the PR Company directly
Prize cannot be exchanged for cash
Unfortunately this competitions is only open to JHB based residents
What are the event dates and times?
28-30 September 2018
Saturday starts at 08:30
The Baby Show opens at 9:30 on Friday & Sunday
Friday, Saturday and Sunday the #MeetUp closes at 17h30
#MeetUp Sessions on Saturday:
08:45 Pregnancy Sense sponsored by Medela
11:00 Baby Sense sponsored by Colief
13:15 Parent Sense sponsored by Old Mutual
15:05 Sleep Sense sponsored by Floradix
#MeetUp seminars with Meg Faure are on Saturday 29 September ONLY.
Olwethu Leshabane – MC of the #MeetUp with Meg Faure
Olwethu Leshabane, is a 28-year-old wife and mother if three boys; Mikaili – 7, Morgan – 5 and Malik – 5 Months. She is a brand strategist with expertise in digital and through the line marketing and advertising. Her passion for female empowerment has led her to make a positive difference in the lives of others through her organization, The Red Wings Project, which aims to address the lack of adequate sanitary education, access to water and sanitation facilities for underprivileged women and girls in Africa.
Meg is an Occupational Therapist with a special interest in babies and toddlers – specifically irritable infants; sleep problems, emotional engagement difficulties and fussy feeding. Her clinical practice is in Cape Town and she consults and speaks internationally too. Passionate about parenting babies, Meg seeks to assist parents to nurture their baby’s emotional world in all her areas of work:
- Meg has co-authored Baby Sense, Sleep Sense, Feeding Sense; The Baby Sense Secret, Pregnancy Sense and Weaning Sense. Her seventh book, Allergy Sense launches next year.
- Always seeking practical solutions for parenting, Meg founded the Baby Sense product brand, which she sold in 2014.
- In 2016, she launched a toddler playgroup solution called Play Sense.
Former international rugby referee with a record for most international test appearances as well as various other longevity records, these days however Kaplan is transferring the skills he learned on the rugby field into something far more challenging … fatherhood. Having chosen to parent a child via surrogacy Kaplan, like any new parent, has had to figure things out along the way. His situation, however, is more unique than most and he details that journey in his new book, Winging It. The book, written with author Joanne Jowell, sees Kaplan unpack the surrogacy process from beginning to end as he opens on his decision to become a father.
Dr. Danielle Prime
Danielle is a lactation scientist, as an expert in the hormone oxytocin – essential for the release of breast milk – her research has contributed to the understanding of how lactation works. She conducts international clinical studies as part of the research department at Medela, helping create and shape evidence-based information and education.
As an international speaker, she aims to piece together the story of how milk production works, and keeps abreast of the latest discoveries in the science of human milk. Danielle is a co-author of a new eBook ‘The Amazing Science of Mother’s milk’ bringing the facts and busting the myths!
As Advice Manager at Old Mutual Personal Finance, Priya’s role focuses on the design, implementation and custodianship of the financial advice proposition delivered by these channels.
Priya has spent the past ten years in the financial services industry across various disciplines. Her experience includes:
- Design and proposition management of financial products and tools
- Implementation of distribution strategy
- Translation of product, regulatory and business objectives into marketing strategies, and most recently advice.
Janice Windt is the Founder and CEO of the Working Mothers Expo. She is also a wife and mother, a lover of music, authentic conversation and long walks in the park. She loves God, her family and her work in that order.
Over the past five years, Janice has met with and interviewed hundreds of working mothers from seventeen countries around the world and written extensively on work life balance. She has also designed a life changing Time Management Makeover course for working mothers, which has recently been taken online.
Dr Tom Mokaya
Doctor Tom Mokaya is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with close to 20 years of experience with a special interest in female fertility and infertility conditions, and is dedicated to supporting women achieve optimal health.
Throughout pregnancy it is necessary to ensure that the health of the woman is optimised to provide an ideal environment for the development and growth of her baby – allowing the safe delivery of a strong, healthy baby.
Dr. Alison Bentley
Dr. Alison Bentley is Medical Director at SleepMD, she has over 30 years of experience in treating patients with sleep problems – both adults and children. Dr. Bentley was previously manager of the first clinical sleep lab in private practice in South Africa, as well as Head of Research at the Wits Dial.a.Bed Sleep Laboratory.
Dr. Bentley is also currently editor of Sleep Matters, a publication now in its 6th year that is sent to 2 000 doctors quarterly.
Letshego Zulu, health and fitness enthusiast and passionate athlete, is a qualified biokineticist whose primary aim and focus is to transform the face of health and fitness.
As a motivational speaker Letshego has become a nationwide inspiration to women by overcoming life’s toughest challenges. With her energetic and positive approach to life, Letshego truly believes that to find your wings, you simply have to give your best shot!
Dr. Britta McLaren
Britta is a paediatrician and mom to Rachel, who has taught her more about babies then any of her degrees! She runs a practice from Mediclinic Morningside and is currently doing a fellowship in paediatric pulmonology. Her special interests are breastfeeding, feeding difficulties and allergies.
Dr. Tony Karpelowsky
Tony is a chiropractor who has treated babies and children for close to 20 years, focussing mainly on infantile colic, reflux, sleeping difficulties and autism. He is passionate about his work and about paediatric spinal health.
Lulu is a pelvic health specialist Physiotherapist, yoga teacher and Mother to two little girls. After 11 years in London, she and her family moved back to Durban at the end of 2017, and are so happy to back in sunny SA! In London, Lulu specialised as a Women’s health Physio, treating women for urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.
Qualified Nurse and Midwife Ann Richardson, has worked in the midwifery and paediatric fields for over 30 years and has numerous certificates in child health, sensory integration, vaccinology, asthma and allergy, nutrition travel and sleep medicine. Ann runs a busy well baby clinic in Johannesburg focusing on:
- child health,
- travel health,
- growth and development,
- specializes in the treatment of “fussy babies and toddlers” – in particular those with feeding and sleeping disorders
Ann has co-authored international bestsellers, Baby sense; Sleep Sense and is the author of the international best seller Toddler Sense.
Katherine Megaw qualified in 1995 as a registered dietitian and then studied a specialist diploma from Johns Hopkins in the USA where she qualified as a clinical paediatric dietitian.
Katherine currently runs a paediatric dietetic practice in Cape Town and consults via Skype both nationally and internationally. She has co-authored Feeding Sense and Weaning Sense, with Meg Faure, The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics, and has authored Real Food for Happy Healthy Children.
Look forward to talks at the #MeetUp on:
Pregnancy is a journey like no other. It is the start of a new human life. It is also the birth of a mother who, over nine months, changes in every possible way – physically, emotionally and socially.
Your nutrition, wellbeing and emotions during this wonderful time play a large role in defining the rest of your baby’s life. The experience must be safe and containing for you.
These talks are for you if you are wanting to reduce the anxiety and gain insight into how to: nurture, prepare and birth your bump.
|09h00||Birth Your Way||Dr. Tom Mokaya|
|09h20||Day 1 Debunked||Dr. Britta McLaren|
|09h40||Fit for Motherhood||Letshego Zulu|
|10h00||Breastmilk 101||Dr. Danielle Prime|
|10h20||Sharing Sense||Panel Discussion|
Congratulations on your new baby!… now what?
Simple guidance on sleep, calming your baby and nutrition will empower you with confidence to nurture your baby. Making life a little easier so you can connect and engage with your little one.
These talks are for you if you are looking for guidelines and insight into how to: Calm, Sleep and Nourish your baby.
|11h05||Demystifying colic and the gut||Tony Karpelowsky|
|11h25||Tech and Tots||Meg Faure|
|11h45||Allergies and the introduction of solids||Kath Megaw|
|10h20||Sharing Sense||Panel Discussion|
Becoming a new parent is a life stage shift like no other!
These talks are for you if you want answers to your Finance, Bonding and Fatherhood questions.
|13h20||Financial Sense||Priya Naicker|
|14h00||Time management for working moms||Janice Windt|
|14h15||Winging It – Single Fatherhood||Jonathan Kaplan|
|14h30||Sharing Sense||Panel Discussion|
The statement “She sleeps like a baby!” takes on a whole new meaning when you become a parent! Our expectations of how a baby sleeps may be very far off from reality.
Sleep is one thing that will never be the same.
These talks are for you if you are looking for solutions and approach to: Separation from you, Self Calming and Soothing.
|15h10||Bedtimes for a good night sleep||Alison Bentley|
|15h30||Dry at night?||Lulu Becker|
|15h50||Why is my baby not sleeping?||Ann Richardson|
|10h20||Sharing Sense||Panel Discussion|