Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your youngest is at school, check out the advertisers in this special feature to discover the services and products available locally for parents and children.
As Australia’s peak authority on breastfeeding, the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) supports, educates and advocates for a breastfeeding inclusive society.
The Canberra ABA group is a source of friendship, resources and fun for many women. ABA offers mother-to-mother support, antenatal education, social contact, discussion meetings and breast pump hire.
The group covers the ACT and surrounding NSW areas, including Queanbeyan, Yass, Bungendore, Goulburn and Braidwood, and welcomes local mums and their families.
ABA operates the free National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 MUM 2 MUM (1800 686 268) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where volunteer breastfeeding counsellors answer calls in their own homes. Evidence-based information about breastfeeding is also available via LiveChat at breastfeeding.asn.au.
ABA members have free access to the premium content on the mum2mum app and discounted rates for breast pump hire.
Lellow Kids is the perfect place to get your little ones all rugged up for winter.
Packed full of Australian brands like Goldie + Ace, Peggy Clothing, Acorn, and Olive and the Captain, Lellow Kids has something for everyone with a huge range of winter woolies, outdoor gear and footwear available now for the cooler months.
And if you’re looking to treat a new parent or parent-to-be, Lellow Kids is also home to a wide range of gifts, children’s books and toys.
A stalwart of the Lonsdale Street shopping scene, Lellow Kids is welcoming, bright and spacious and owner Jen prides herself on personal and friendly service whatever you’re searching for. There’s even a play area for the kids to enjoy while Mum and Dad sort out their new look.
Lellow Kids is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-3pm.
129/24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Looking to capture the beautiful, fleeting, early days of your newborn baby?
Patient and professional, Storks Photography comes to you while you are staying at hospital.
Owned and run by Kristy Farrugia, a professional photographer specialising in portrait photography, Kristy finds pure joy in photographing gorgeous ‘squishy’ newborns and is professionally trained in newborn positioning and care.
With a background of extensive training, Kristy has experience working in hospitals and has the skills needed to photograph special care babies.
Storks Photography also specialises in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photography for newborns, being respectful and aware of cultural traditions.
As a mother of three, Kristy has a strong connection to her work, understanding that newborns (and their new parents) need care, patience and a gentle touch.
With photos available within 14 business days, Storks Photography will help you capture the special moments with ease.
Tracey Anderson Askew has been helping Canberra’s pregnant women get excited about giving birth for 16 years. In that time, Tracey has worked with over 3,000 couples preparing them for birth and transforming their fear into more useful feelings like excitement, confidence and calmness.
Tracey brought a program called calmbirth to Canberra in 2006. Since then, her business has evolved into an Education Centre called Transform Parenting, which encapsulates mind/body sciences in relation to birth and parenting through a variety of programs. These include Transform Your Birth and Thriving as a new parent, Parent Coaching and Therapy, a Parent Village membership, and courses for health professionals.
One of the biggest themes of feedback Tracey gets from health professionals and new mothers alike is “this just makes sense.” The teachings are based on how the body functions and what a labouring mother can do to optimise that response.
Canberra Yoga Space’s perinatal yoga courses are designed to foster empowerment and connection for women before and after childbirth.
Eli Haski has been teaching the classes for seven years, helping women connect with themselves, each other, and their babies, while reaping the physical benefits of perinatal yoga.
Focusing on navigating the changing body and thoughts during pregnancy, to pelvic floor and core work post, the classes are an opportunity for women to take time out, maintain a sense of self, and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Eli and her team teach a variety of yoga styles and cater for all abilities; visit canberrayogaspace.com.au for more.
Level 1, Suite 6/13 Botany Street, Phillip
Elegant, flattering and made to last, the maternity and nursing wear at Motherly Instincts is sure to make you look and feel beautiful.
Featuring a range of Australian and New Zealand brands including Ripe Maternity, Cadenshae, Legoe Heritage, Albie Nursing Attire and more, Motherly Instincts also has formal wear and maternity photo shoot gowns available for hire.
With a play area for toddlers and parking at the door, you’re sure to enjoy your shopping experience!
Open six days, Monday to Saturday, you’re guaranteed to find something that will take you through pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond at Motherly Instincts.
A: Shop 3/52 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick
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