Sandown Park Autumn 2017 speakers

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.

4 Steps to Sleep; Getting your Little One Sleeping Through the Night

Katie Elson, Happy Little Dreamers

Happy Little Dreamers is owned by Katie Elson. After her own son was up 22 times in one night some thing had to be done! Katie is now a Certified Sleep Sense Consultant and is passionate about sleep and it’s importance for children and their families.

Caring for Your Baby’s Skin

Alba Cusworth, Harry & Rose

Alba Cusworth is the owner and founder of Harry & Rose baby skincare. Having previously worked as a consultant to multinational businesses and since becoming a mother, Alba is passionately focused and committed to all things baby including: Child Development, Learning, Health and Nutrition. She loves family time & playing tennis when possible.

Taking Care of Yourself in the Early Days with a Newborn

Angela Horler & Tami Wright, North Surrey Midwives

Angela and Tami of North Surrey Midwives are experienced independent midwives offering private midwifery care in Surrey and the surrounding areas. They are passionate about midwifery and choose to work outside of the NHS so that they can provide one-to-one, dedicated care to women and their families. Between them, they have over 20 years of experience and hold additional qualifications including antenatal education, acupuncture, reflexology and tongue tie division.

The Crying Baby; Psychological and Medical Management

Dr Sebastian Renz, +richmond practice

Dr Renz is a GP and the medical director of +richmond practice, a private doctors service in Richmond, Surrey, providing specialist consultant paediatric and pregnancy care. He is passionate about providing medical and emotional support for young families. Dr Renz will be talking about causes for crying babies and strategies for parents to manage excessive crying.