PARENTING TIPS AND RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

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.

GENERAL HEALTH

  • Better Health Channel
    http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
    This website is supported by the Victorian government on general health information.
  • Royal Children’s Hospital Kids Information Fact Sheets
    https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/
    Useful fact sheets for parents on all aspects of children’s health.
  • Nurse-On-Call
    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.

FEEDING

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/branch/victoria
    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

PARENTING

  • Raising Children
    http://www.raisingchildren.net.au
    This website provides information on pregnancy and raising children, backed by
    Australian experts.
  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
    https://www.cope.org.au
    COPE is a not-for-profit organisation that provides evidence-based information on
    family planning, birth preparation and new parents information.

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Beyond Blue
    http://www.beyondblue.org.au
    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)
    https://www.panda.org.au/
    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