Pinky's Live Seminars

Throughout the year Pinky conducts live seminars in cities around Australia. Her 'Milk, Sleep and Your Baby's Brain' seminar covers newborn to toddler and her 'Toddler Tactics' seminar one to three years.

Wouldn’t you feel much better if you could have a nurturing guide to help you adapt to this new and exciting (but confusing and challenging) time?

Pinky McKay is the best-selling author of ‘Sleeping Like a Baby’ and ‘Toddler Tactics’, an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and popular media guest. She is the director of a busy private practice in Melbourne.

About Pinky's Baby Sleep Seminar: Milk, Sleep and Your Baby's Brain

Sound sleep, secure attachment and optimum infant development
  • Confused about baby sleep advice?
  • Sick of the pressure to ‘train’ your baby to ‘self -settle’ and ‘sleep all night’ using methods that advise leaving your baby to cry?
  • Looking for gentle baby sleep and settling techniques that WORK, without tears for your baby (and you!)?

Best-selling baby sleep author, Pinky McKay presents a ‘not to be missed’ seminar for both parents and health professionals!
Sleeping Like a Baby – Sound Sleep, Secure Attachment and Optimum Infant Development

There is increasing evidence that some approaches to ‘teaching babies to sleep’, particularly baby ‘training’ methods that advise leaving babies to cry, are stressful for babies and create a hormonal response that may lead to long term, adverse changes to a baby’s developing brain.

Baby training practices also have the potential to negatively impact your baby’s trust, attachment and bonding, and your own confidence.

Breastfeeding problems such as low milk supply along with poor baby weight gains and failure to thrive can often be attributed to inappropriate infant sleep advice that doesn’t consider the physiology or unique experiences of individual mothers and babies.

Pinky McKay is the best-selling author of four books ‘Parenting By Heart’, ‘Sleeping Like a Baby’, ‘100 Ways to Calm the Crying’ and ‘Toddler Tactics’ (published by Penguin), and an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and infant massage instructor. She is the director of a busy private practice in Melbourne.

In this seminar, Pinky examines the latest evidence, busts common baby sleep myths, and offers gentle options to encourage infant sleep and settling that also promote a secure parent-infant bond, optimum brain and emotional development and successful breast-feeding .

If you are worried or just wondering, what should we expect? What might be keeping our baby awake? How can we help our baby (and us) get more sleep, without tears? Then you won’t want to miss this informative seminar.

Babies welcome!

Pram access and air conditioning at venue.

About Pinky’s Toddler Tactics Seminars

… making magic from mayhem
  • Do you automatically cut toast into fingers?
  • Appreciate finger painting as much as fine art?
  • Hear ‘no’ a million times a day?
  • Being the parent of a toddler can be exciting, inspiring and exhausting – all at once!

Your biddable baby has now become a moving, grooving tot with attitude, and the changes this entails can be confusing to you and your child. You are faced with issues such as:

Discipline (what happens when your child discovers that ‘no’ is the most powerful word in his vocabulary?);
Eating (is tomato sauce a vegetable?);
Learning (how do you set your little one up for later learning success?);
Teaching social skills (what can you expect at this stage and how do you encourage empathy and consideration?);
Sleep (how do you calm busy little minds and encourage easy bedtimes?).
Pinky McKay is a mother of five, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant, author of the bestselling Toddler Tactics and popular media guest. Breathe a sigh of relief in this informative talk designed to help you unravel all your toddler woes as Pinky shows you how to make magic from mayhem.

Pinky offers a simple, fuss-free approach to enjoying what she calls, ‘this magical stage of development’. She says, “toddlers often get a ‘bad rap’ and we hear a lot about ‘managing behaviour’ or various forms of punishment to train them to ‘behave’ but toddlers are little people who deserve to be treated with empathy and consideration for their capacity to learn.

When we understand how toddlers learn, we can encourage optimal development and co-operation without thwarting our child’s innate spirit and sense of discovery. And we can reduce our own frustration – we don’t have to resort to shouting, smacking or shaming to avoid ‘spoiling’ little children. We can maintain our own dignity and our child’s.”

Learn practical strategies that you can adapt RIGHT NOW to help you unleash your child’s natural potential to be happy, bright and sociable without too many tears and tantrums (for you, as well as your child!)

Pram access and air conditioning at venue.

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