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Meet the team of experienced professionals who make up our Expert Panel that Huggies has brought together for you. They will be on hand to answer your questions in the areas of conception, pregnancy, child birth, baby care, parenting, baby sleep routine and raising toddlers.

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RISA Inc

Glenda and Brenda are volunteers for the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA). They are also mothers who have had babies that have suffered with reflux. They are passionate about supporting other families and raising community awareness of the effect that reflux can have on the child and family.

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Leanne

Leanne Cooper is one of Australia's leading childhood nutritionists, founder of Sneakys™ Infant & Childhood Nutrition and author of What Do I feed My Baby.

You may have convinced your children to eat, but are they getting the nutrients they need? It may seem impossible to get children to eat well, but it's important to ensure that your babies and toddlers have a good diet for so many reasons. Leanne is excited about sharing her tips and knowledge about childhood nutrition with you.

Topics: Nutrition

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Katie

Katie Brown is a mum-of-three and runs Katie Brown Yoga. Katie is a massage therapist (ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council, UK), a certified Infant Massage Instructor (IMA - Infant Massage Australia) and has been running baby massage classes for the past eight years on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She is also a yoga instructor (IYTA - International Yoga Teachers' Association), a doula (Optimum Birth), and is the NSW State Rep for IMA.

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Susan

Kay Coppa and Susan Read are from The Cancer Council. Kay and Susan are looking forward to answering your questions about sun care and protection for your children.

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Sarah

Sarah Stewart has been a registered midwife for over 30 years, and has worked as an employed and independent midwife in hospital and home settings. Sarah has also been a midwifery lecturer in New Zealand and Australia. Sarah is currently the Professional Officer at the Australian College of Midwives.

Sarah believes that women should have full access to information about pregnancy and birth so they can make informed choices about their care, and be respected for the choices they make. Sarah answers questions about conception, pregnancy and childbirth.

Topics: Pregnancy, Childbirth

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Brenda

Glenda and Brenda are volunteers for the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA). They are also mothers who have had babies that have suffered with reflux. They are passionate about supporting other families and raising community awareness of the effect that reflux can have on the child and family.

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Betty

Betty is a psychologist who developed the 'Being a Mother' workshop which focuses on the experience of being a mother. Betty is also a wife and a mother of three children. She uses the principles she teaches her clients everyday in her own family life.

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Kay

Kay Coppa and Susan Read are from The Cancer Council. Kay and Susan are looking forward to answering your questions about sun care and protection for your children.

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Brett

Huggies expert Brett Osmond can offer you advice and suggestions for the best books to start reading with your babies and young children. As former Project Director of the Books Alive Program, Australia largest annual promotion of books and reading, Brett has a passion for books and reading, and he's excited to answer your questions.

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Jane

Jane Barry has nearly 30 years of experience as a Child Health Nurse. She combines her working life with writing parenting columns and caring for her own family. Jane understands how important the early years of parenting are and just how hard they can be. She assists parents to understand how babies and young children sleep and how to encourage them to develop good sleeping habits from an early age. She welcomes questions about sleep issues and other aspects of parenting.

Topics: Sleep, Baby care, Toddler, Parenting, Baby massage, Pregnancy yoga

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Jackie

Teaching your baby or toddler to sign is a great way to understand the needs of your baby before they are able to talk. Jackie Durnin has been instrumental in developing an Australian baby sign language system, Baby Hands. With a focus on the local language and dialect, Jackie’s Baby Hands is the only system to follow the official Australian sign language – AUSLAN. Next on the agenda, Jackie hopes to develop and publish an Irish & New Zealand baby sign language system.

For more information visit www.australianbabyhands.com

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Sally-Anne

Sally-Anne McCormack is a psychologist, teacher and mother of four. She can offer positive advice and suggestions for handling parenting stress, behavioural issues, relationships and various other concerns.