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Top 5 things to do at the ASG Parent and Child Show

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Top 5 things to do at the ASG Parent and Child Show

For expectant parents, caregivers of pre-school children, doting grandparents and anyone involved in bringing up littlies, this event is a must. Take the hassle out of shopping, try before you buy, talk to the experts and find everything a parent could possibly want.

1.All-day entertainment, including the WotWots live on stage

Meet the WotWots! You can see SpottyWot and DottyWot on the entertainment stage at 11.00am and 1.00pm daily and then meet them face-to-face at stand #169. Go in a draw to win a visit from the WotWots for yourpreschool, early childhood centre, or school by registering at the WotWots stand or online at www.wotwots.com. Plus there's a lot more live entertainment, including the Polkadots, Soccer4Tots, Netball4Tots, magicians, face painting, singing, dancing, and more.

2. A range of products you won't find anywhere - all in a parent-friendly environment

This show has hundreds of products and services including all the latest, innovative items to hit the market. You'll find everything you need in a place that's designed and built with parents in mind: There are extra-wide aisles to prevent buggy pile-ups, comfy rest areas, plus the ABC Learning Centre Parents Room equipped with changing tables, a microwave, couches, toilets, and more - the perfect place for a quiet break for you and bubs.

3. Talk to the experts at free seminars!

� Kathy Fray - midwife, parenting speaker and author of the parenting classics 'OH Baby' and 'OH Grow up' - serves up advice on natural labour, understanding newborn body language, toilet training and toddler tantrums.

� Diane Levy - family therapist, public speaker, grandmother and author of 'Of course I love you... now go to your room!' shares her wisdom on hot parenting topics.

� Malcolm Rands from ecostore talks about easy and practical ways to eliminate unnecessary chemicals from your home.

� Adrienne Ross from Kiwiherb provides advice on natural solutions for a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies.

4.Specials, show-only deals, competitions and the latest products

� Register at the show to win a Babymoon Gold Coast Family Holiday for two adults and two children from Gold Coast Tourism, including return economy airfares from Auckland to the Gold Coast, seven nights at Paradise Resort plus entry to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.

� ASG Education Programs New Zealand are giving away a $12,000 scholarship to put towards your children's education. Register at with ASG at the show, stand #38.

� Meet Pippa Wetzell with Bellyful NZ at stand #B28.

� Buy one get one free on all All Blacks products from Tommee Tippee - plus, hundreds of other deals and specials from your favourite brands.

5. All the vital information you need, all the issues covered

Consult the experts at the show so you can make informed choices when it comes to the big issues. There are health professionals and organisations dedicated to giving you all the facts and immunisation information, as well as specialist asthma, allergy and health advice. The NZ Fire Service will help you prevent and treat burns and together with SafeKids NZ they'll be giving advice on how to keep your driveway safe. Check out the range of toddler locators and trackers to give you peace of mind when you're out with your littlies, and find out which type of childcare education will suit your family best.

Don't miss New Zealand's annual forum for expecting parents and parents of under 5's: The ASG Parent and Child Show Auckland, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, 30 September - 2 October 2011, 10.00am - 5.00pm daily. Tickets are $15 through eventfinder.co.nz, under-12s are free, and pre-purchased tickets go in draw to win a Springfree Trampoline.

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