Expert Advice Workshop Speakers

Your Baby’s Skin – A Guide to the Ingredients in Your Baby’s Toiletries and Which to Avoid

Amy Wordsworth, Good Bubble

Founder of Good Bubble, Amy Wordsworth, launched the free-from range for babies and children after growing up in the world of personal care products. With her parents’ business in toiletries manufacturing, she spent her childhood learning about the latest skin-care trend and must-have ingredients. After then building a career in advertising and marketing, she discovered a gap in the market for a skin-friendly yet fun kids toiletries range that didn’t cost the earth. So Amy joined forces with her parents company and after a year of research and development she launched Good Bubble.

Hands Free and Happy; Baby Carrying is for Everyone!

Emily Williamson,Baby-Carrying Consultant, Izmi

Emily Williamson is an experienced Baby-Carrying Consultant and the Izmi baby-carrier designer. Emily discovered baby-carriers when her son was born and after experiencing all the benefits of hands-free parenting. She then set up what is the now one of the busiest and long-established Sling Libraries in the UK, South London Sling Library.

Over the years, Emily trained with 3 Babywearing schools; The School of Babywearing, Slingababy and Canadian Babywearing School. She also delivered accredited training for The School of Babywearing and became a UK member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) & the British Association of Babywearing Instructors (BABI). She has helped thousands of parents with her collection of over 500 different baby-carriers in her Sling Library.

Armed with her knowledge and experience Emily spotted a gap in the market for a lightweight hybrid carrier which offered the soft snugness of a wrap but the convenience of buckles; the idea for Izmi was born.

Your Feeding Options

Katie Hilton, MAM consultant midwife

Katie Hilton graduated from Staffordshire University with an RN Dip HE in Adult Nursing. She then went on to gain her BSc Hons Midwifery. Katie worked as a Midwife in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and Cambridge before relocating to Vancouver in Canada. Katie spent this time working as a Registered Perinatal Nurse at a busy downtown hospital splitting her time between Labour Delivery Postpartum and the Neonatal Unit. On returning to the UK Katie continued to work as a Midwife, predominately in Labour & Delivery before completing her MSc SCPHN Health Visitor at the University of Wolverhampton. Throughout her career, Katie has gained a wide myriad of experience in all areas of obstetrics, child and family health. Katie has a great passion for midwifery and health visiting and is an avid believer in facilitating choice. She has always supported women and families with their decisions throughout pregnancy, labour & delivery, postnatal period and into childhood. Katie is currently the Expert Midwife & Health Visitor for MAM working alongside the brand to support parents & families.

Baby First Aid

Tania Cheney, British Red Cross

Tania is a first aid educator at the British Red Cross, delivering learning to thousands of parents across the UK. She joined the charity in 2015, specialising in first aid learning for parents, grandparents and carers. She believes that first aid is an essential skill for anyone who cares for a baby or child. By delivering free first aid taster sessions at The Baby & Toddler Show, Tania hopes to help parents and expectant parents learn vital skills for how to deal with febrile seizures, burns and choking, so they will be ready to act in an emergency should they ever need to.

The Importance of Communication when Teaching Water Safety Skills

Joanna Wood,Turtle Tots Ltd

Joanna Wood is Director of Aquatic Training for Turtle Tots Ltd. She is an STA Tutor delivering both the Award and Diploma in Baby and Pre-school Swimming. Joanna is passionate about teaching water safety to babies and children in a respectful way which promotes safety along with a lifelong love of the water.

Understanding and managing fears about pain in labour

Samantha Green, Real Birthing Ltd

Founder of Real Birthing, Samantha Green was previously a learning consultant, trainer and coach training clients across the uk and overseas until the birth of her daughter Amelie. Samantha realised during her pregnancy that there was a big gap in the birth classes available and set out to create classes that were honest, non biased and would support all birth preferences. She now runs birthing classes for parents to build their confidence and knowledge about the birthing journey they want to experience. She is passionate about helping parents feel confident and in control during what can often feel like a vulnerable time.

Sleep, Bedtimes, Routines From Birth to Beyond

Katie-Jane Crosby, Sleeptight Maternity Services

I am Katie-Jane Crosbie from Sleeptight Maternity Services, known as The International Baby Whisperer & Birth Educator for 25years. Educating & empowering parents as a Maternity Nurse (Birth to 3mths) specialising in multiples & as a Sleep Consultant (3mths to 6yrs).

I’m passionate about the services I offer! Helping make the transition into Parenthood more knowledgable and enjoyable 🙂 My services have been recognised by the Liverpool Women’s Organisation, I was nominated as a finalist for the Liverpool Lifestyle Business Awards 2016.