TOOWOOMBA BABY & TODDLER EXPO

Saturday 21st July 2018 10am - 4pm

Toowoomba's premier parent, baby and toddler expo with the latest products, services and information to help you through all stages of your parenting journey.

The Toowoomba Baby & Toddler Expo
proudly supports

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To show your support or to find out more, go to www.evasplace.org.au

OUR SPONSORS

EXHIBITORS

At A Country Garden, children are encouraged to love and marvel at the world around them; exploring, investigating and fulfilling their natural curiosity.

We believe that children should be free to develop at their own pace. We are here to partner parents in the important mission of guiding your child's intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. To help them discover a love of learning and to unlock their full potential, encouraging them to become confident and inspired individuals who carry a desire to seek and wonder for a lifetime.

Our Montessori program provides an environment that nurtures your child’s natural desire to learn and discover the world around them. We understand that we are privileged to be a part of this special time where they are constantly learning and absorbing information from their surroundings and so always do our best to provide the most nurturing environment possible.

At A Country Garden, children move and learn at their own pace, as they discover new things through natural exploration and discovery. Choose A Country Garden to foster your child’s development today and ensure your child has a supportive and positive learning experience.


Our focus at Evolve Women’s Health is to provide exceptional specialist care in all areas of obstetrics and gynaecology.

We know how precious pregnancy is and understand that our purpose is to support our patients through their journey. Our specialist Obstetrician Dr David Chettle provides one on one specialised pregnancy care - from pre-conception planning, through the entire antenatal period and delivery, as well as postnatal care. Dr Chettle is adept at managing both normal and high-risk pregnancies.

Dr Chettle understands how important the birthing journey can be and works with his patients to aim for a good birth experience, as close to their wishes as safely medically possible.

Evolve Women’s Health has been set-up with women in mind, the waiting room is a place where our patients, mums and mums-to-be can relax. Our amenities include a separate kids play area complete with toys, books, train table and kids TV; baby change table; coffee machine with a variety of teas and coffees (including decaf) bottled water and snacks and drinks for kids. There is also a variety of comfortable seating areas, and breastfeeding friendly chairs.

Compassionate and caring, Dr Chettle strives to support his patients on both an emotional and a medical level.


FertilityCare is a program of integrated health education around fertility, using the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System teaches a woman or couple to accurately identify the time of ovulation in their own cycle. The naturally-occurring times of fertility and infertility in each cycle can be pin-pointed with ease using this method and couples can use this information to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. The system is also very useful for arranging medical investigations such as blood tests and ultrasound scans to correspond with the time of the woman’s ovulation in the cycle.

A word about infertility…

It is reported that as many as one in six couples experience difficulties in achieving a pregnancy. There are many treatment options available to such couples today. FertilityCare and NaProTechnology offer a successful, minimally-invasive approach to the assessment and treatment of infertility.

We believe it is important to be able to identify the cause for a couple’s infertility, and to directly treat this cause. Many couples enter our treatment program with a diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility’, which can add frustration to their experience. The FertilityCare program offers an opportunity for a closer evaluation of one’s reproductive health and can lead to the detection of problems which may previously have been overlooked.


First 5 Forever is about working together as a community, to spend time with our babies and children in their first years, talking, playing and reading so that growing brains get what they need at the right time! Research shows that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years.

The Toowoomba Region Council First 5 Forever Program offers Story Time, Baby Rhyme Time and Music and Movement sessions in a variety of community venues including shopping centres, play groups and parks. 

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time helps develop the skills needed to communicate and to learn to read. In a friendly and relaxed environment you and your baby can learn rhymes, action songs and finger plays to share together.

Music and Movement Time

Come sing your sillies out and jump your jiggles out with our Music and Movement early literacy story time for children five and under.

Story Time

Storytime is a great way to develop a love of reading. Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and learning activities aimed at children aged two to five, and their parents and carers.

 

For local information on First 5 Forever activities see the news and events section at:  https://toowoomba.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/HOME  

For information, ideas and resources to help you make the most of the first five years visit first5forever.org.au


My Midwives is a midwifery practice which provides an option for complete pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care from early in pregnancy until your baby is six weeks old. Having care with My Midwives means that instead of attending the hospital, GP or obstetrician you will see the same midwife throughout this period including for labour and birth. Your midwife is able to order and interpret scans and blood tests and prescribe medication. They will guide you through any option you choose for labour and birth. Both private and public options are available for your inpatient care in hospital. Women seeking midwifery continuity of care have the luxury of having their own midwife available by phone 24/7 from early in pregnancy and throughout those first six weeks when you are learning about your baby. They can assist you with everything from pregnancy nutrition and exercise through to breastfeeding and settling. Our services also include a range of educational packages for women having care with other providers and we also have postnatal packages of care available. My Midwives is thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor of the Toowoomba Baby and Toddler Expo in support of our wonderful community of Toowoomba.


Charlotte & Co Couture was established in 2017 following the birth of our daughter, Charlotte in 2016. Being our first baby girl after having three sons Jordan, Harry and Lachlan the need for cute stylish things, pink and floral was strong. So strong that when Charlotte was 6 months old i started looking into importing my own sweet range of girls clothing. All of my Charlotte & Co Couture label is my own design and fabric choices. We now have various pieces of clothing ranging in size from 000 to a size 5.


The Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is a federally funded organisation who works together with the primary health providers to improve health outcomes for all Australians. Our charter is to ensure that all people living in our region, especially marginalised or vulnerable groups, have access to a responsive integrated and high-quality primary health system. For more information about Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, visit https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/.

As a part of our charter, the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is working in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency on the expansion of My Health Record nationally. My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information. You control what goes into your record, and who is allowed to access it. My Health Record does not replace existing health records. It keeps details like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan results, discharge summaries in one place. For more information about My Health Record, visit https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/


We are Water Safety Specialists, aquatic educators providing specialised programs to all age levels from 3 months to adults. 
 
Learning-to-Swim is not just another fun activity to do with your child, it is an essential part of our Aussie way of life.
 
Our 16 stage Level Progression guides your child through the Water Safety and Learning-to-Swim journey. With 2 indoor heated facilities at Wilsonton and Centenary Heights, we offer our program on a perpetual basis for year round, seamless progression. 
 
Give your child the gift of swimming and they’ll not only have a healthy skill for life, but they’ll have a skill that enables them to get the most out of being in and around water activities throughout their entire life.
 
Darren Lange Swimming Academy - Toowoomba’s Premier Swim School

Emerge is a social enterprise catering business and food van that provides mentorship and workplace training for youth at-risk in Toowoomba. All profits made from our purpose built food van and catering business go straight towards keeping the doors open on a dedicated youth hub in the CBD where young people can access social activities, crisis resources or just chill out in a space that is safe, supportive and judgement-free.

Pregnant or returning to fitness with your baby or toddler? Then the Pre & Post Natal Fitness Training with Tash at GETT Fitness is for YOU. Offering Specialised Group Functional Training for Pre & Post Natal Women, Pregnancy Pilates Classes and 1:1 Assessments & Personal Training.

Hear and Say are World-leading experts in hearing, listening and spoken language therapy.

We work with families and other medical professionals to achieve the best outcomes for deaf children through a combination of early diagnosis, the most advanced hearing technology and auditory-verbal therapy, where we teach children to listen and speak.

We work with children of all ages – from Early Intervention after newborn hearing screening, through to our school screening program Hear to Learn, and beyond. Our therapy model works with the needs of the whole child and their family.


Hotmilk is the leading brand of beautiful nursing bras and maternity lingerie, currently sold in over 50 countries around the globe. Hotmilk's vision is to change maternity and nursing lingerie the world over by revealing the sexy woman inside the loving mother. Hotmilk continues to be the brand that is sought out and recommended by mothers, especially by those wanting lingerie that empowers and encourages them to feel fabulous, and to be decadent, at a time when they deserve it most! Hotmilk's focus is on making nursing bras, also known as breastfeeding bras, which feature a drop-down cup to allow you to conveniently feed your baby. Maternity bras and pregnancy brastypically do not have nursing clips to allow for breastfeeding and are worn throughout your pregnancy. Hotmilk lingerie can be worn at either stage, maternity or nursing, and we find our mothers continue to wear our lingerie long after they stop feeding as it's so incredibly sexy and luxurious! Be sure to visit the Hotmilk fitting room to find out all those critical questions like how many items of nursing lingerie you'll need, when should you buy them and what are those key differences between regular lingerie and breastfeeding lingerie? Hotmilk's glamorous lingerie certainly does not skimp on being feature rich to ensure you have comfort and support throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Not only does Hotmilk specialise in lingerie, our sleepwear is sensual, sophisticated and delightfully functional, so much so that it is sought out by women who are not pregnant or nursing simply because of its beauty, comfort and support. Don't forget that you can also match our bras with our elegant bikini briefs or french knickers to complete the stylish set. Our camisoles are a must have item for everyday wear. Men, there's even a section here for you called 'men only', we hope it gives you a little insight into gifting us women!


At Revolution, we believe that your financial adviser should work with you throughout your life to help you reach your financial goals, achieve the lifestyle you aspire too, safeguard all that you have achieved and ensure that your family is afforded the stability they need to thrive.   We have made a conscious decision to work with those who are at the beginning of, and on, this journey and wanting to partner with someone who gets their aspirations and has the knowledge and tools to make it happen, be it conservatively or by embracing more adventurous possibilities.   

We work on wealth creation and accumulation strategies, mastering the art of budgeting, protecting your family and wealth using adequate and effective personal insurances and ensuring your superannuation is invested correctly.  We can also help you to invest for your children’s education costs, provide strategies for saving for a home deposit and show you how to make the most of a pay rise.

We’re keen to spend time with you initially, without charge, getting to the bottom of what is important to you, and ensuring that we’re a good fit for all that can be achieved with insightful, focussed financial advice.


The SRC Pregnancy and Recovery range of products have been designed by women for women. Whilst recovering in hospital after the birth of her first child, our founder Sinead O’Donovan decided that new mums deserved more help getting back to their busy lives. Drawing on her extensive medical and bio-mechanical background, Sinead envisaged a garment that would be comfortable for new mums to wear all day whilst giving her all the support she and her body need. With the assistance of Sinead’s’ fashion designer sister (Carmella) they produced the first recovery shorts. As with all great ideas, they went through a long period of development to get the product to fulfil her original vision. The panel design wasn’t quite right, so it was redesigned. The available fabrics weren’t quite right, so they made their own. After two years of development and patient trials, the garment finally met all of their expectations and in 2008 the SRC Recovery Shorts were born. This unique, patented product has now helped thousands of Mums worldwide recover easier & enjoy their baby. Subsequent to the Recovery short Sinead decided that a comfortable and functional pregnancy garment was also required to treat pain and disability during pregnancy. A similar research and development process to the Recovery short took place and in 2009 the SRC Pregnancy range was available. Whilst the company and the product range continues to grow, our focus stays clearly on delivering quality garments that meet the real needs of Mum and all her family. We remain committed to original Australian designs that won’t compromise on quality, performance or your expectations. We welcome customer feedback, and will ALWAYS stand behind our product.

The Toowoomba Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, information, regular group meetings and breast pump hire and sales to mothers in and around Toowoomba. We also run Breastfeeding Education Classes. Our group discussion meetings (with a breastfeeding or parenting topic) are on the first Friday morning of the month. Our casual Chat and Play meetings are on the third Friday morning of the month. Our coffee evenings (with a breastfeeding or parenting topic) are on the last Friday evening of the month. A qualified volunteer breastfeeding counsellor or community educator is present at all our events.


Christie-Lee Johnston is an award winning, Toowoomba based photographer, who recognises the importance of capturing all of life’s special moments. Over the last 8 years, Christie has worked with her clients to design custom maternity, newborn and baby sessions. Using splashes of colour and gorgeous props, Christie is known for her high-quality, unique portraiture.

A mother to three (well photographed) children, Christie is experienced working with children of all ages and has extensive training in newborn safety. Christie looks forward to working with you and your family to create a memory that will be treasured for generations.


Ebb & Flow Remedial Massage and Body Treatments- nurturing women and their families through the circle of life. Rose Simpson’s skills as a Registered Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse, Trained Massage Therapist and Certified Baby Massage Instructor along with her personal experiences with a difficult birth, breast feeding complications and a firsthand understanding of postnatal depression brings to you a range of massage techniques that will personally cater to you and your needs whatever stage of life you are living. Rose is someone who will listen to you as you journey through the ’ebb & flow’ of being a woman.

   


The Glennie Aquatic Centre offers a range of aquatic education and recreational services for the community, from babies through to adults.  Including Learn to Swim lessons, squads, recreational lap swimming, holiday intensive programs, school programs, pool hire and more.  We are located on Vacy St, behind The Glennie School Senior Campus and have ample off street parking. 

Our Toddler & Baby Program is exceptional with water familiarisation starting at 4 months of age. 

We are proud to be a Swim Australia Registered Swim School and also be affiliated with The Royal Life Saving Society of Queensland and their Swim and Survive Program.


Our local Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Women's, Men's and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist provides expert assessment, treatment, advice and education in the pre and post-natal stages including pelvic floor health, exercise and pregnancy related conditions. The team at Up and Active use an evidence based approach to individualise exercise programs based on both the patient and the condition. As part of our assessment and treatment programs we use diagnostic Real Time Ultrasound and the Reformer Pilates machine to aid in the rehabilitation of our patients. We also stock a wide range of SRC brand pregnancy and post surgical shorts.


Our weekly Baby Brain Connections classes involve parents in the learning processes their infants will develop through sensory skills, music, smell, visual, spatial awareness, balance and motor skills. In these lessons we focus on a particular part of the brain to target, develop and challenge. We explain how each experience is physically growing your infants brain. By developing concepts and skills early it links to a better literacy and numeracy education later in Primary Education. For More information contact us on 0417556980, send us a Facebook or Instagram message or email us at enquiries@babybrainconnections.com.au


Capture and preserve the important memories in your child's first stages of life. Whether you want to cast and keep your pregnancy bump or have your child's precious hands and feet casted in time and framed, Capturing Beautiful Keepsakes will be there to help you hold onto the memory.


Care Fertility is Toowoomba’s newest IVF clinic.  Women’s Health Only and Care Fertility Toowoomba will journey with you every step of the way – from infertility, conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond!  We are committed to providing personal service and a tailor-made treatment plan for every one of our patients.


With a love for capturing natural images that last a life time. Shooting in both natural light and studio, let me help you create your perfect memory.

Whether it be maternity, newborn, family, wedding, business or any other occasion, if there is a moment to be captured I love to be apart of it.


Professional full time Civil Marriage Celebrant , from the Country to the City – the Bush to the Surf. You select your venue and I will perform your ceremony. - Weddings - Naming Ceremonies - Commitment Ceremonies - Renewal of Wedding Vows Margaret is a full time, professionally trained Marriage Celebrant, conducting ceremonies in South East Queensland . She brings the spirit and passion of collaboration to her work as a Celebrant to help you design the ceremony you would like, at a venue of your choice. Naming Ceremonies , a joyful way to celebrate the birth of your child, welcoming them into a loving circle of family and friends and recognising the responsibilities of parents, and godparents.


The Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness centre host Pre and Post natal fitness classes on the land and in the water, Waves Learn to Swim School for children from 3 months of age, fun school holiday activities, children’s birthday parties and various programs that run throughout the year. Call to inquire MBAC 46886330


Experienced physiotherapists dedicated to your recovery from musculoskeletal, sports and women’s health issues. Services include; pre/post natal care, pelvic, back and SIJ pain and return to exercise, including clinical pilates


Wild Botanicals Certified Organic Skincare products caters for Pregnancy, Babies and normal to sensitive skin. Our range is crafted from beautiful botanical ingredients to heal, nourish, soothe and protect your skin. With Complete body washes, all over body lotions and healing balms, we have everything you need to start your organic skincare collection.



Do you want to exhibit your products or services at the 2018 Toowoomba Baby & baby expo? Click here to find out how.

SCHEDULE

A full list of guest speakers and workshops will be available from May 2018. Follow us on  Facebook to be notified of updates.

Venue info

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the 2017 expo, we are moving to a larger venue for 2018.

  • More space
  • Larger aisles
  • Food available

Address:

FOUNDERS PAVILION
Royal Toowoomba Showgrounds
Glenvale Rd
GLENVALE QLD 4350

Contact: convenor@toowoombababytoddlerexpo.com.au