Our Exhibitors

A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology

Just like a strong root system gives a plant the support it needs to grow, understanding and foundation skills support the development of a child’s communication skills, encouraging growth, and confidence.

A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology, servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and the Hunter Region, is committed to providing speech therapy services that are based on current research, and are individualised to suit your child’s needs.

Our unique approach to identifying your child’s strengths, needs, and interests, enables us to provide a personalised service that is engaging, fun and helps your child reach their full potential.

We also work with families to grow their knowledge, understanding and skills, so they can feel confident in supporting the growth of their child.

Ashleigh Jane Birth Photography

Ashleigh is passionate about capturing moments that are real and raw and have just discovered a deep love for birth documentary photography. "Everytime I walk away from shooting a birth I feel overwhelmed with joy and love for this precious life we live. Birth is truly beautiful. We have all experienced it in some way." 

 

Regardless of how your baby is born, it is the most life-changing moment and SO worthy of being captured and remember. 

Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association will be assisting parenting in our feeding area. Anything from difficulties to entertaining the kids. The team of volunteers are here to help. 

Australian Children’s Chiropractic Centre

Established in June 2016, the Australian Children’s Chiropractic Centre has quickly become a popular hub for parents seeking support, guidance and information for all stages of child care.

 

Via workshops and natural health, we support you and your family through pregnancy and birth and the ever-important milestone years from baby to toddler, school transition and teenager years.

 

Lead by Chiropractor Dr Jacey Pryjma a passionate advocate for natural health support, and with a team of three chiropractors, two naturopaths and an ever-expanding list of educative events for both parents and children alike, ACCC has become the destination in the Hunter Region for young family health care. 

Baby Sensory Hunter Valley

Baby Sensory's award winning baby learning and development classes are now running in Maitland. Baby Sensory’s program is created for babies 0-13 months. All activities and experiences are specifically designed to support your baby’s development and are great fun too!

You and your baby will experience different sensory activities including baby signing, bonding and massage, songs and rhymes, exploratory play, light shows, puppet shows and so much more.

Beers + Bubs Newcastle

Beer and Bubs is a one–night session at the pub where expectant dads learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. Childbirth is daunting for men too and this session prepares fathers for an active, caring role.

The program helps men gain the practical knowledge they need to be involved in the births of their children in a positive way and to get the fatherhood adventure started with a memorable and empowering experience. And most men would rather head to the pub anyway.

Cruz + Co

CRUZ + CO. are excited to deliver personalised baby and children's clothing, accessories and shoes that will turn even the coolest heads in the playground. We believe kids fashion should be personal, fun, practical (you’ll never need to label any of our items) and look great too.

 

With everything from t-shirts to hoodies, lunch boxes to backpacks, and robes to towels, our selection of high quality products has something for every child.

CRUZ + CO.

Embracing Birth

Embracing Birth is a service offered by Karen Scanlen. A registered nurse with qualifications in sexual and reproductive health and a registered midwife with extensive experience working in antenatal and postnatal settings. In recent years childbirth and parenting education has also become a passion and Karen has a combined total of over 30 years working with women, birthing partners and their families. Gaining qualifications in hypnobirthing was a highlight for Karen. 

"It seemed like a natural progression for me to obtain my doula certification. This allows me the privilege of following my clients beyond their antenatal preparation, by supporting them on their birthing day and beyond in a non clinical nurturing role. Embracing Birth represents everything I love about pregnancy, birth and parenting."

Family Life Chiropractic

We understand a health concern can be a stressful event, particularly in a busy family environment. There is often confusion, uncertainty and sometimes, the feeling no one is listening. We pride ourselves on an approach that takes the time to understand your concerns, we are comprehensive in our examination and welcome a dialogue that allows you to understand very clearly what we are finding.

Support and empowerment are two vital elements you and your family will receive from us. Health is a journey and we wish to provide an environment that is friendly and professional while you experience and enjoy the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Happy Dots

Occupational Therapy can help to give your child the greatest opportunity in life, particularly in those early years of development. Happy Dots is a privately owned clinic located in Cardiff, which offers a friendly, professional and sensory based approach for children of varying conditions, aged between 0-18 years of age. 

Hive Creative Studios

Does your baby respond to music?  Are you wondering how best to nurture your baby’s development?

Our Baby Bees Program offers every opportunity for your child’s little mind to grow as we create a musically rich environment in every class.  Your baby’s brain contains literally billions of neurons – all just waiting to be connected through musical and sensory stimulation.

Immersing your baby in music from birth causes your baby’s brain to connect and grow neural pathways that will form the foundations of their creative talent in music, art, language and maths for their future. The optimum time for this to occur is while the brain is still rapidly growing – between birth and 3 years of age.

Hunter Imaging Group

The Hunter Imaging Group offers The Women's Imaging Centre.

The aim of the Women’s Imaging Centre is to provide a supportive atmosphere where women can receive comprehensive radiological services. This service provides detailed and accurate diagnosis, designed to help your referring doctor manage your case in the best possible way.

Examinations available through Hunter Women’s Imaging include:

Breast MRI
Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM)
Stereo-tactic and Fine Needle Biopsy Services
Obstetric and Gynaecological Scans
Pregnancy 4D Ultrasound
Nuchal Translucency Risk Assessment
Specialised Breast ultrasound examinations
Bone Mineral Densitometry
Other Interventional Procedures
General X-Ray

With over 20 locations across the Hunter, Newcastle and Central Coast. Hunter Imaging Group are able to assist you throughout all stages of your life.

Itti Bitti

itti was founded in 2005, and has since become the home of multi award winning itti bitti modern cloth nappies as well as gorgeous products for all the family.

The dream for itti is to bring awareness to the great benefits of using cloth, and taking a step further to helping our environment fight waste. 1 million disposable nappies go into landfill in Australia every day, and it takes them 100 years to decompose…

itti provides modern cloth nappy solutions in Australia and worldwide. Our reusable cloth nappies are an effective choice to reduce your baby’s environmental footprint. With our signature ultra trim fit and luxurious fabrics; itti will change the way you think about cloth nappies!

itti, design inspired by family.

Lake Macquarie Doula

Michelle enhances the experiences of birthing women across the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley districts by providing unwavering emotional support,  evidence-based education and hands-on assistance that is tailored to meet each client's needs.


Michelle's personal birthing experience were with the exceptional women of the Belmont Midwifery Group Practice in 2013/2014 which ignited her within the desire to make a positive birth experience a reality for all local women - whether it's a scheduled C-Section, an assisted homebirth or anything in between.

 

As a mother to two young boys, Michelle has over ten years experience as a Primary School teacher. 

In the work as a trained birth attendant (aka doula) Michelle has supported families in a range of settings and with varying levels of medical intervention at the time of birth.

Michelle also presents for Beer + Bubs in Newcastle - a program that helps men gain the practical knowledge they need to be involved in the births of their children in a positive way. The workshop gives them the best chance of getting the fatherhood adventure started with a memorable and empowering experience.

Little Beginnings at Hillsborough Road

At Little Beginnings Learning Centres, we believe that ‘play experiences’ in early childhood build the framework for all future achievement. The early childhood years are the most intense learning phase of a child’s life. At Little Beginnings Learning Centres we strive to maximise the opportunities we give our children in these crucial years to ensure positive lifelong outcomes. 

Little Beginnings at Warners Bay

At Little Beginnings Learning Centres, we believe that early childhood is a unique stage of life. We are committed to the care and individual interests of each child. We believe that we enable this by providing a safe, fun and friendly environment where children can foster and maintain friendships with each other and staff. Early childhood is a time for children to discover who they are and how they fit into the world. Essential to this is the freedom to explore, to be a child and to be protected.

Little Beginnings Learning Centres aim to provide children with opportunities to thrive and wholly participate in learning through guidance, relationships and resources, maximising every child’s potential. This will be achieved through an inclusive and respectful framework and open learning environments.

Little Bundles of Joy

Little Bundles of Joy is a Canberra based small business.

Starting their journey creating nappy cakes for baby showers and gifts many years ago. Over this time, they have grown to include an enormous collection of amazing baby goodies. They love attending the various Baby Expo's in Melb, Sydney and Brisbane. Whilst they will have their own selection of items on offer at these Expo's, the team use the opportunity to source new and innovative items that we think are perfect for Mums and Bubs. 

Made to Milk

Supporting breastfeeding mothers in their journey to a happier and more fulfilling feeding experience.

Milikai Co

Founded by Mum of two Roxy, Milikai Co was created while on maternity leave with her second child.

After a 7 year break between children, Roxy discovered gaps in the market when looking for a functional, quality, fun, all-inclusive stroller that didn't cost an arm and a leg.

She has made it her mission to have safe and quality strollers available to families at non-exorbitant retail prices.

Currently offering two stroller models which comply with current Australian mandatory safety standards with all inclusive accessories bundle in colours.

Moondani

Moondani is an entirely Australian owned and based company bringing you quality Jacquard Woven Baby wraps, carriers and slings. Moondani products are designed by , Peta Wilson, a baby wearing mum of two. 
An experienced baby wearer and active member of the baby wearing community, and also a physiotherapist, I have an understanding of both the ergonomics and practicalities of baby wearing and am dedicated to delivering baby wearing products that are safe, supportive and comfortable as well as beautiful!

My Health Record

A My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. It can be accessed at any time by you and your healthcare providers.

This means that, whether you’re visiting a GP for a check-up, or are in an emergency room following an accident and are unable to talk, healthcare providers involved in your care can access important health information, such as:

  • allergies

  • medicines you are taking

  • medical conditions you have been diagnosed with

  • pathology test results like blood tests.  

This can help you get the right treatment.

Natural Newborn Photography

Emily sees the beauty in life that we are surrounded with and the love nature and textures.

 

Inspired by the connection between individuals in portraits, the love that portraits evoke feelings and emotion which is why Emily's work is organic and natural.

 

Your children are the focus when creating timeless portraits to add to your heirloom family wall. 

Newcastle Speech Pathology

We are a team of committed Certified Practising Speech Pathologists who are passionate about seeing our Little Friends thrive! Our team have a diverse range of skills and clinical experience, working with clients who experience challenges such as: unclear speech, late talking, understanding and using language, learning difficulties, stuttering, voice issues, reading and spelling, social skills and fussy eating.
We know that every child is unique and needs to be seen as an individual in order to achieve the best possible outcomes in therapy. We understand the daily challenges that come with raising little people and love to come alongside families to offer support and guidance along this journey. We work hard to fit our therapy into your busy schedule and offer services from clinics across the Newcastle and Hunter Regions as well as online via the latest, easy to use video-conferencing software.
Newcastle Speech Pathology provides a range of services to support parents and early educators such as workshops, groups for parents and children, and publications such as our weekly Communication Corner tips. Click the visit button to to see the range of information and services we provide. Subscribe to our Communication Corner for weekly, practical tips to encourage your child’s communication skills. Find us on Facebook to see some of our workshops in action. We look forward to meeting you at the Baby Expo!

Nurse Naomi Press - The Little Bush Nurse

The Little Bush Nurse is a gorgeous Australian themed Picture Book series for ages 0-100! Each glossy, beautifully illustrated book encompasses themes of health: aiming to inspire and empower young readers to take full ownership of their health and wellness.

The series is written by Registered Nurse, Freelance Health Writer and Blogger, Naomi Cook, or “Nurse Naomi”. Naomi is founder of Nurse Naomi Press – a teeny boutique publishing house that hopes to plant seeds in stories that will create outrageously autonomous children, so empowered with their own know-how on wellness that they can start telling us grown-ups how to do it!

ParkView Cafe'

ParkView Cafe' offering sweet treats. 

Visit at the Expo for cake decorating with kids, pick up a few goodies and enjoy some time out.

Radiance Trail

Celia is the owner of Radiance Trail and is the proud mother of two gorgeous boys and sidekick to a pretty special husband.

As a midwife, Celia has always been interested in optimising health and natural health solutions; however it wasn't until just prior to the birth of her second son that she became aware of essential oils and their ability to be used therapeutically. 

 

We love using oils in our home to strengthen immune defences, support our bodies (particularly the little ones) to heal through times of poorer health, change up moods - an amazing blessing with a strong willed toddler on our hands, and support transitions; particularly for sleep. All while enjoying the delicate aromas of these beautiful oils. 

Ruby and Lace Photography

Ruby and Lace Photography is a fine art newborn photographer located in Newcastle, NSW.   The first couple weeks of life are the most brief and miraculous. Ensure those memories of your newborn baby are captured for a lifetime. Contact Newcastle’s Ruby and Lace Photography to schedule your newborn photography session. Specializing in newborn photography and baby photography in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Purely Newborn photography offers modern photography of newborns and maternity photography in Newcastle.

The Oxytocin Collective

A little about The Oxytocin Collective. 

We are Ana and Bec, 2 mamas with a collective interest in all things birthy!

The two of us bonded over a common love of the natural life, natural parenting and knowing that our bodies are capable of the most remarkable things, and with this sentiment in mind, we have combined our experience and education to offer Placenta Encapsulation services to women of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.

Having enjoyed an easy and calm postpartum period with the birth of our children, which we have each attributed greatly to the use of our placenta capsules, we decided to expand what was a once a hobby into an opportunity to allow other mothers this same incredible experience.

The Sleep Teacher

The Sleep Teacher is run by Kristy a mum of 3 gorgeous girls. Kristy is certified in child and infant sleep training. She knows all too well how debilitating sleep deprivation is, but also how easily it can be fixed. You and your little one don’t have to suffer from fatigue any longer, you shouldn’t have to dread bedtime, this should be a calm and natural process for your child.

The Spinning Top Toy Shop

For over 17 years The Spinning Top has offered high quality and unique educational, wooden and traditional products at great prices to the Newcastle and Hunter Region.

They strive to find toys that not only look great and are fun to play with but also help teach and aid in the creative development during your child’s younger years.

The Spinning Top prides itself on great personal customer service and excellent knowledge on all products to help make your shopping experience fun and easy.

Young Living Essential Oils

Parents make hundreds of decisions about the health and happiness of their family each day. With so many products and promises to choose from, Young Living Seedlings™ is designed to make it simple for parents to find pure, gentle products infused with baby-safe essential oils to care for their littlest, most vulnerable family members. The soothing, plant-based formulas use infant-safe essential oils and are free from harmful ingredients to help you gently comfort and care for your little one. With essential oil-infused products made by experts and diluted to a strength safe for your baby, Seedlings leaves you with peace of mind and your baby feeling snug and secure.

Your Food Collective

Your Food Collective want everyone to live on fresh, deliciously tasty food that has been grown locally by people they know.

They want producers to be paid fairly for the work they do, so they can continue growing amazing food.

We want people to live in strong communities where you know your neighbours and have the support you need to dream big dreams….

And yes, it all starts with food.

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