Pinky Mackay is appearing at this year’s Baby & Toddler Show in Melbourne (30 March to 1 April, more details at the end of the post). Pinky Mackay is a best-selling baby care author with four titles published by Penguin including Sleeping Like a baby, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, Toddler Tactics and Parenting By Heart. Her books are endorsed by professional bodies such as The Australian Breastfeeding Association, La Leche League International and The Australian Association of Infant Mental Health.
Pinky is also an International Board certified Lactation Consultant and Parenting Coach who runs a busy private practice in Melbourne offering workshops and private consultations.
Her style is best described as “gentle parenting” which allows mothers to follow their natural instincts and respond to their babies and toddlers. She says,
“babies and toddlers are people too and they deserve empathy and respect, not ‘training’ through techniques such as rigid routines, controlled crying or spanking. This allows children to respond positively to their environment and to develop appropriate boundaries through mutual respect and strong family relationships.”
Thanks to the Baby & Toddler Show in Melbourne, Pinky Mackay will answer the most popular questions from readers of Planning With Kids!
If you had the chance to ask Pinky Mackay a question on babies, toddlers or parenting – what would it be?
Simply leave your question in the comments below, I will compile the most popular questions and send them to Pinky who will then write her answers for me to publish on the blog in a couple of weeks.
Ticket Give Away to Baby & Toddler Show Melbourne
The Baby & Toddler Show will run from 30 March to 1 April (9.30am – 4.00pm) at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Early Bird tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from The Baby & Toddler Show’s website – $14 (single entry) and $24 (double pass).
As well as featuring Pinky McKay, and parenting psychologist, Angharad Candlin will also be speaking at the show. There will be an Advice Hub with hands-on workshops and a range of childcare and parenting experts, attractions to keep the little ones entertained and new, innovative and unique baby and toddler products.
- Daily seminars by Pinky McKay and Angharad Candlin.
- This year, in addition to the Fisher-Price Playground and Volvo car stand, there will also be a Woolworths Change Room stocked with complimentary samples, a Bio-Oil Photo Booth, and the Bananas in Pyjamas and New McDonald’s Farm on the Main Stage.
If you live in Melbourne and would like to win a double pass to the show, simply write #win after your question to enter. We have 10 double passes to give away and winners will be chosen based on the creativity of the question submitted.
You must be able to attend the Melbourne show and entries / questions will close on 5pm Thu 23rd February.
I look forward to reading all your baby and toddler related questions!