The Essential Baby and Toddler Show – March 15 to 17 in Brisbane.

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The Essential Baby and Toddler Show is Back! A Great family day out with features the whole family can enjoy.

The Essential Baby and Toddler Show, presented by Wattle Health, returns to Brisbane this March, bringing the best of shopping, education, advice and entertainment to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for THREE days only.

The show will be held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March, 2019.

Now in its 11th year, there will be everything you have come to expect from the biggest and best baby show in Australia.

*Read on to see how you can score free tickets AND go into the draw for over $20,000 in prizes*

What is the Essential Baby and Toddler Show?

The Essential Baby and Toddler Show is Australia’s premier lifestyle baby show that brings practical education along with leading pregnancy, baby and toddler brands right to you!

Building on over 10 years experience, the Essential Baby and Toddler show is bigger and better than ever, with over 150 parenting, baby, pregnancy and toddler businesses under one roof for you to discover.

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Why Should You Go?

Not only is it a great way to ‘try before you buy’ – but it is also a fantastic day out for the whole family, with a little something for everyone!

There is the Advice Hub, where you can have personal one-on-on consultations with The Breastfeeding Association, Australian Doula College, Gidget Foundation, Australian Dental Association, Parentline QLDand Mater Mothers.

You can stop in and watch the new Beginners Guide Live Forums – where panels of specialists and influencers will discuss a wide range of topics, including sex after childbirth,  a healthy Body and mind, returning to work, birth plans, breastfeeding, safe sleeping, toddler tantrums and more.

For the kids there are live performances all weekend from Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly. You can head to a meet and greet after each performance to get a photo.

There is also a limited series of First Aid Courses by Mater Mothers available (keep an eye on your inbox to see how you can register for those)!

Did we mention the tickets are free for a limited time? AND when you register for your free ticket you go into the draw to win over $20,000 in prizes – the earlier you register the more chances you have to win!!!

*Scroll down for full details*

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Who will be there?

Not only will you be able to check out leading global and national brands, you will be able to discover local businesses with innovative products to help make life with kids better and easier.

There will be over 150 baby and toddler brands including Love n Care, Silvercross, Redsbaby, Icandy, Jalna and Baby and Toddler Town – Bugaboo, plus local favourites Munchkin and Bear, to name a few.

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What can you expect when you are there?

You can expect to be entertained and to have the chance not only to interact with leading brands, but enter competitions and giveaways.

The stage will have kids performances and beginners guide live forums to entertain you in between wandering around the amazing stalls.

You will be able to see, touch and chat with brand representatives who just want the best for you!

If you are a new, experienced or hoping to be parent, there will be something to interest and engage you – who knows, you might not even know you need it yet!

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Practical Tips for your visit

Having been to The Essential Baby and Toddler Show a few times, here are some practical tips to help you get the most out of your experience:

– Wear comfortable shoes. There is so much to see and do, and you are going to want to get around and see it all. Don’t let your shoe choices hold you back

– Bring a bag. You will get given sooooo much cool stuff. Bring a bag along to carry it all.

– Plan your day. Utilise the info that they send out early and plan your way around the show. It is HUGE and there is heaps to take in. Stop and chat with the people on the stands, they are there to help you!

– Listen to the speakers. There is a wealth of information available for free – take a break and listen to some real mums (and dads) dish some real home truths on all sorts of tricky topics.

– Keep an eye out for bargains. Lots of brands will be running special deals during the show, so keep an eye out for all the deals to be had.

– Book your tickets ASAP – not only is there a limited time to get them for free – but the sooner you register the sooner you go into the draw for over $20,000 worth of prizes!

– Consider baby wearing if you are bringing your baby with you. One Mum in our group suggested this – and we think it is a great tip!

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My personal experiences at The Essential Baby and Toddler Show  

Interestingly enough, I have been lucky to be both a stall holder and an attendee.

I remember going as a first time Mum and really loving the chance to see, feel and test out all the different products on offer. Some of them I had never heard of before!

It was also an awesome opportunity to really get face to face with so many businesses that I had only seen online previously. We also loved all of the ‘special deals’ that were on offer just for show attendees!

As a stall holder, we just loved meeting so many local mums and connecting in real life. What I learnt from having a stall at The Essential Baby and Toddler Show is that all of the different brands, big or small, just want to connect with, and help you. No one is going after the ‘hard sell’ so don’t be afraid to talk to people!

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What Mums of Brisbane are saying!

But don’t just take our word for it – we asked in our group what Mums love about The Essential Baby and Toddler show, here are some of the highlights:

‘I was surprised at how much I got out of it- so many products that I had decided ahead of time to get and managed to get them at reduced prices at the expo. Also, the presentations from midwives were really informative.’

Kathryn

We loved all the different things, like the hand and foot printing on to mugs, new eco nappies we wouldn’t have known about otherwise, the special deals and all the free samples. We also still have his Panadol teething ring which at the time you could only get at the expo. I think in the midst of pregnancy insomnia the other night I signed up for free tickets to the show here in Brisbane as bub #2 will arrive in the next few weeks. Can’t wait!

Fiona

We went to our first baby show when I was pregnant with my first bubba. Had no idea what we were doing so seeing the different car seats and prams etc was awesome.

Leanne

 ‘Loved the amount of free samples I got. Great discounts too. It was well put together and would help any mum to be when it comes to prams, car seats and skin products

Cheryl

I loved all of the samples, it was great getting to try so many products I wouldn’t have considered before trying samples – I didn’t swap to every brand that offered samples but I’ve been able to recommend some of those products I sampled to other mums.

I also loved the new smaller businesses that had their products at reduced prices. I have found so many great products that work well, helping other mums has been an added bonus. 

It was also really great being able to scan my phone and get emails with more information on the companies. Some products I didn’t pay much attention to on the day with all of the crowds but months (even years) later I’ve seen an email and that product has just caught my attention and I’ve ordered (and usually loved) it.’

Nikita

How do you get your free tickets?

The Essential Baby and Toddler Show, presented by Wattle Health is on from 15th to 17th March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To get your free tickets (and go into the draw to win over $20,000 worth of prizes) register by clicking here. Free tickets are limited so make sure you do it asap. Registration is quick and easy.

Its sure to be a fun filled day, with free entertainment, advice and education for the whole family!

See you there!

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Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.

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