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Friday 16th May | 9am - 6pm
Saturday 17th May | 10am - 7pm
Dubai World Trade Centre
Friday 16th May | 9am - 6pm
Saturday 17th May | 10am - 7pm
Dubai World Trade Centre

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The Bloom Expert Education Stage

The Baby Expo’s Expert Education Stage is home to the Middle East’s leading parenting & baby experts, covering everything from prepping for birth and taking care of your new baby in the early days, to maternal mental health, common sleep issues, weaning, potty training and everything in between. 
FRIDAY 24th MAY AGENDA
  • Time
    Session
  • 12:00
    The Mum Behind Bloom: The First Ever Mommy Baby Fitness & Wellness Centre in The Region
    Speaker(s):
    Sahar ZarringhalamMumpreneur & Founder, Bloom
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  • 12:15
    Celebrity Interview: The Hidden Story Behind Joelle Group
    Speaker(s):
    Joelle MardinianFounder of Dabdub
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Kris FadeThe Baby Expo Host
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  • 12:45
    Dispelling myths about balance & launching your own venture
    Speaker(s):
    Raya HaletFounder - It Takess A Village
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  • 13:10
    How to Have a Positive Birth
    Speaker(s):
    Nicola OliverThe Fit Midwife
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  • 13:30
    Maternity & Newborn Care: A Midwife’s Top Tips
    Speaker(s):
    Julie HigginsSenior Midwife & Founder British Care
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  • 13:55
    Building A Strong Foundation: Is Your Child Ready For School
    Speaker(s):
    Dana AlginnehM.Ed, Play Advocate & Conscious Parenting Expert
    Kayleigh SummerPsychologist AT TDCC
    Reanna MulhollandKFG Area Director, Redwood Montessori Nursery
    Sheena WilsonOccupational Therapist & Founder, Wilson Child Development Centre
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Hanan EzzeldinFounder The Family hub
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  • 14:30
    Key Steps To Potty Training
    Speaker(s):
    Amanda Jenner Founder, My Carry Potty
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  • 15:10
    Navigating Early Development: Understanding Developmental Milestones and Neonatal Support
    Speaker(s):
    Nicola O'ReillyPaediatric Occupational Therapist & Deputy Managing Director at High Hopes Dubai
    Sujata NoronhaPaediatric Physical Therapist, High Hopes Dubai
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  • 15:40
    Mum’s Mental Health Matter: Looking After Mum, To Look After Baby
    Speaker(s):
    Dr Giles BerrisfordFRCPsych, National Speciality Advisor for Perinatal Mental Health to NHSE, Clinical Lead of Maternal Mental Health Service, Maudsley Health UAE
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  • 16:05
    Your Child’s Oral Health Journey: From Bump to Birth
    Speaker(s):
    Pascale Abou RjeilySpecialist Paediatric Dentist, Dr Joy, Dental Clinic
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  • 16:35
    Swimming Pool & Beach Safety
    Speaker(s):
    Gemma AltarribaFounder, Swimming Wonders
    Orla CarberryOccupational Therapist & Water Safety Advocate
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Principal LisaThe Baby Expo Family Expert
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  • 17:00
    Navigating Maternal Health, Wellness, Fitness & Nutrition
    Speaker(s):
    Dr Aparna Devi GummaConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital Dubai
    Dr. Rama KanjEducational Psychologist, The Valens Clinic Dubai
    Michele BaroukiPre & Post Natal Pilates & Personal Trainer
    Mirna BolmanacNeuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach & Mental Emotional Release Practitioner
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Nikki Steele OsborneMaternal Mental Health & Parent Support, Founder, The Scottish Soul Sister
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SATURDAY 25th MAY AGENDA
  • Time
    Session
  • 10:30
    Navigating Early Development: Understanding Developmental Milestones and Neonatal Support
    Speaker(s):
    Nicola O'ReillyPaediatric Occupational Therapist & Deputy Managing Director at High Hopes Dubai
    Sujata NoronhaPaediatric Physical Therapist, High Hopes Dubai
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  • 11:00
    Key Steps to Potty Training
    Speaker(s):
    Amanda Jenner Founder, My Carry Potty
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  • 11:30
    Cord Blood & Stem Cells: Making Informed Decisions
    Speaker(s):
    Darryn KeastManaging Director, Cells4Life/MedCells
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  • 12:00
    Raising Resilient, Emotional and Intelligent Children
    Speaker(s):
    Christine KritzasCounselling Pyschologist The LightHouse Arabia
    Leila TrabiParenting Expert
    Nathalie BarsoumianFounder & Principal, Handprint Early Childhood Centre
    Rawan AwatFounder, Bimbly
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Maysaa FahourConscious Parent Life Coach
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  • 12:45
    Play It Loud: The Impact of Play on Speech and Communication Development
    Speaker(s):
    Liz Hajj NicolasSupervising Speech and Language Therapist, The Developing Child Centre
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  • 13:20
    Shaping Your Baby’s Sleep From Birth: Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies and Parents
    Speaker(s):
    Dr Rafif TayaraAward winning pediatric dentist, Child Health expert, mum of three, releases her first children’s book “Danny and Sarah go to Dr Smile” in English and Arabic
    Julie HigginsSenior Midwife & Founder British Care
    Mahsa PourMotherhood Influencer
    Myriam RizkBaby Massage and Yoga Instructor
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Julie MallonFounder, Nurture 2 Sleep & Certified Sleep Consultant
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  • 14:05
    Birth & Postpartum Preparations: What Really Matters
    Speaker(s):
    Dr Elena AndriotiFounder, Dr Feelings
    Dr Johanna MulderConsultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, King's College Hospital Dubai
    Dr Sandy ZanellaPhysician & Founder of Happy Yogis & My Mindful Mom Life
    Dr. Tatiana KhouryBreast Interventional Radiologist, Al Zahra Hospital
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Alana GalliniMotherhood & Lifestyle Influencer
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  • 14:50
    Preventing And Treating Plagiocephaly (Flathead Syndrome) in Babies
    Speaker(s):
    Yasmine CraineBaby Physio DXB
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  • 15:05
    Newborn Feeding: Everything You Need to Know
    Speaker(s):
    Lisa AdairCertified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and DHA registered nurse
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  • 15:35
    Maxi-Cosi & Beyond: Keeping Your Child Safe on the Road – A Car Seat Masterclass
    Speaker(s):
    Suzanne AbagatMaxi Cosi
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  • 16:15
    From Mum With A Problem: To Mum With A Mission
    Speaker(s):
    Paola SurdoFounder, No More Lice
    Interviewer(s)/Moderator(s):
    Principal LisaThe Baby Expo Family Expert
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  • 16:35
    Instilling Healthy Oral Habits: Taking care of your baby & toddler’s gums and teeth
    Speaker(s):
    Dr Rafif TayaraAward winning pediatric dentist, Child Health expert, mum of three, releases her first children’s book “Danny and Sarah go to Dr Smile” in English and Arabic
    Read more...
  • 17:00
    Language Development in Children
    Speaker(s):
    Carol OliveriaHead of Curriculum, Jumeirah International Nurseries (JINS) Early Childhood Centre
    Samina KhanyariGeneral Manager - Jumeirah International Nurseries
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  • 17:30
    Meet the Expert: Bedwetting in Children – Why Does It Happen & How Can It Be Prevented?
    Speaker(s):
    Dr. Mazen Abou ChabaanConsultant Peadiatric Nephrology, Fakeeh University Hospital
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  • 17:50
    Meet the Expert – Boosting Your Child’s Immunity
    Speaker(s):
    Dr. Abeer Daoud KhayatConsultant Physician Paediatric, Fakeeh University Hospital
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