I have seen so many families struggle to enjoy parenthood because they just didn’t have the information they needed and either didn’t know how to find it or were overwhelmed with too much information. That’s why I have put together this page of websites, podcasts and apps that offer parenting tips and other resources for families, that you might find useful.
- Better Health Channel
This website is supported by the Victorian government on general health information.
- Royal Children’s Hospital Kids Information Fact Sheets
Useful fact sheets for parents on all aspects of children’s health.
1300 60 60 24, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A direct line that puts you directly through to a registered nurse for professional health advice around the clock.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
1800 Mum 2 Mum 1800 682 268 (24 hours)
The hotline provides 24 hours breastfeeding information and support.
‘Breastfeeding…with ABA’ is an informative podcast for mums
- ‘Mum2Mum’ app provides you with all the breastfeeding information and support you need
- Raising Children
This website provides information on pregnancy and raising children, backed by
- Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
COPE is a not-for-profit organisation that provides evidence-based information on
family planning, birth preparation and new parents information.
- Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue is a not-for-profit organisation that provides mental wellbeing support.
You can receive support either by calling on the direct number, chat online, email or
joining the online forums.
‘Not Alone By Beyond Blue’ is ‘a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their
mental health journey to help you with yours’.
- Perinatal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Prevention Support (PANDA)
1300 726 306 (Mon-Fri 9am-730pm)
PANDA supports women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression
during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
- Insight Timer
#1 Free Meditation App for Sleep, Relax & Stress
- Sleep Health Foundation
- Sleep Tips for New Mothers – How much sleep do you really need?