Come and meet us at The Pregnancy and Baby Fair on Sunday 6th June 2010, Somerset County Cricket Club.
10.30am – 3.30pm
Come along to buy baby and toddler clothes, gifts and equipment. There will be lots of information on antenatal, postnatal and family services.
Have your little one photographed with professional photography sessions with Firetop Photography, and get involved in a range of taster sessions and talks.
A cafe and mother and baby facilities will be available, and you will be pleased to know that there is a Toddler Play-zone to keep your little ones smiling.
There are some fantastic raffle prizes and goody bags for the first one hundred families through the doors.
What is the NCT (National Childbirth Trust)?
NCT’s network of local branches exists to reach and support all parents and parents-to-be during a time of change in their lives. This network is possible because of the dedication of their volunteers, who along with local members organise a wide range of social activities and events to enable local parents to meet other parents and access valuable support. Local branches also fundraise to train specialist workers and fund projects.
The NCT offers a range of support services for parents. They are most known for their antenatal education and breastfeeding counselling, but they also run courses for new parents to help them adjust in their new role as parents.
The services are open to all parents. They charge for services like the antenatal and postnatal courses. This is to cover the cost of organising courses and training our teachers and facilitators to an exceptionally high standard. They do offer discounted rates to parents on low income and advise anyone wishing to access to discuss their situation in confidence with their booking coordinators.
They also run the Pregnancy and Birth Line and the Breastfeeding Line to support parents. They publish the free Bumps & Babies magazine for expectant parents, and there is also the website.
This will be our first show, and we’re really looking forward to it, if not slightly nervous. We hope that the weather is nice and that plenty of families come to see what we have to offer. I have yet to practice at setting up the stand so that we can see that everything fits. Fingers crossed that I’ve remembered everything needed for the fair.
I’ll post some pictures and let you know how we get on. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to come along and see us.