Expert Advice Workshop Speakers

Helping Your Baby to Sleep Well in Three Easy Steps

Lauren Peacock, Little Sleep Stars

Little Sleep Stars was founded by former tired mama, Lauren Peacock, after her own journey with a sleepless child. Finding traditional methods of sleep-training inconsistent with her parenting style, Lauren’s obsession with more gentle and holistic sleep strategies began. Having completed the most comprehensive and rigorous training available in the UK, Lauren uses a whole-child approach to optimising sleep, with a core belief that children can be supported to reach their innate sleep potential without the process being an ordeal for parent or child.

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.

Hypnobirthing, what’s behind the hype?

Natalie Qureshi, Birth Coach

Natalie Qureshi is a birth coach and has supported 300 couples to achieve the calm, relaxed, empowering birth experience they were seeking using hypnobirthing techniques. She is passionate about women and their partners having a fantastic birth experience.

Natalie is on a mission to convince you that a little bit of birth education and practice during pregnancy pays off when the big day arrives. When she’s not chasing around after her own small people, Natalie runs one-day hypnobirthing workshops in Prestwich and also offers private sessions across Greater Manchester.