June 19, 2024

Broadband baby! What’s on at this year’s Bonnie Bairn – Scotland’s premier pregnancy and family fair

Headline sponsors include Baby Matters, Baby Sensory, Daisy Foundation, Diana Baker Photography, Mama Bamboo, Nurture the Play and Safe Sleep Scotland

Bonnie Bairn, Scotland’s Premier Pregnancy & Family Fair, is set to take place online for the first time ever, encouraging a nation of parents to #ShopLocal and discover new businesses all from the comfort of their own home.

Talks, workshops, live demos, taster sessions and even a fashion show will take place digitally across the ‘main stage’ and ‘breakout areas’, each day. With 46 in total, and all included in the £3 general admission ticket price, topics across all areas of pregnancy and early years parenting will ensure something for the whole family to enjoy.

From giving birth during a pandemic, to invaluable information on what to do if your baby chokes, the 30-minute sessions are packed full of tips and tricks to see you through the best and the most challenging, parts of parenting. Hosted from 10:30am to 3:45pm, highlights of the weekend include:

Saturday 6th March 

10:30am: Baby Sensory Taster Session – a gentle and fun introduction to the world of baby sensory. A mini session with movement, cuddles, baby-signing and more. By Baby Sensory.

12pm: Three Top Tips for a Positive Birth – from midwife, birth educator and birth trauma therapist Gemma Nealon, on behalf of Positive Birth Scotland.

1:30pm: Newborn Photography at Home – how to take gorgeous photos of your newborn from home. By Diana Baker Photography.

3pm: Back to Basics, Back to Baby – learning how to keep baby safe during sleep times and understanding how simple it can be to prevent sleep related accidents. By Safe Sleep Scotland.

Sunday 7th March 

10:30am: First Aid, Fevers and Fast Action! – from febrile seizures to what you should do if your little one swallows something poisonous; this session will give you the knowledge every parent needs. By Daisy First Aid.

11:15am: Be Ready to Parent – a mini taster session from the unique and hands-on ‘Be Ready to Parent’ workshop, including what to expect in the early days, cord care, bathing, swaddling, and settling techniques. By Baby Matters.

12pm: Story Massage – using stories and song alongside massage strokes, to discover the many benefits of positive touch for babies and their development. By The Birth & Baby Space.

2:15pm: Nurture the Play – a guided yoga story session for children aged 2 and over. By Nurture the Play.

The 2021 virtual show will also include stalls from brands such as Mama Bamboo and Graceful Changes, as well as nationally beloved retailers. Attendees and parents certainly won’t leave empty-handed, being able to shop everything from high-street brands, to bespoke keepsakes.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit https://www.bonnie-bairn.co.uk/

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