How to parent and provide basic care for my baby
To provide basic care to my child
Let's start with why this is important:
- providing basic care to your child is essential to their development
- everyone needs help with parenting, it is a skill that we work on like any other skill
Raising Children outline the important steps of keeping your baby clean and safe through their routine fact sheet. Available in nine other languages: Arabic, Dali, Dinka, Hakha Chin, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Swahili, Tamil & Vietnamese
A crying baby is hard, especially when you cannot work out is wrong. Follow the steps on this video to check what you have not tried yet.
Learn more about looking after a baby
Want to know more about breastfeeding, changing a nappy, washing a baby, putting a baby to sleep safely, routines and play. Go this website to see all of the advice in easy pictures.
Download the MCH app
The Maternal and Child Health app (MCH app) provides reliable information that families can use every day.
Download the free MCH app for trusted information matched to the age of your child, at your fingertips! The app can also track your child’s growth, and remind you about upcoming MCH appointments or immunisations.
Practice self care
Having a new baby is a difficult time. Sometimes, parents have difficulty adjusting to the many physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges of parenting.
Follow this guide for some practical self care tips.
Call PANDA National Helpline 1300 726 306, Mon to Fri, 9am - 7.30pm AEST/AEDT
The Orange Door is the new access point for women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence or families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported.