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New parents' group

Our new parents’ group gives first-time parents the chance to share ideas, form friendships and get helpful information.

Groups are facilitated by qualified maternal and child health nurses, who can answer your questions in a supportive and relaxed environment. They’re aimed at first-time parents with babies aged between four and 12 weeks of age, and all new parents will be invited.

For more information, call Maternal and Child Health on 9524 3403.

The six week program covers the following topics:

Week 1: Development

  • Introduction to the group
  • Development in the first year of your child's life
  • Tummy time
  • Infant mental health


Week 3: Maternal health and wellbeing

Week 4: Infant health

Week 5: Safety

  • Kidsafe speaker
  • Child accident prevention
  • Common causes of injury
  • Home safety


Week 6: Introducing solids and community supports

  • Introducing food to your baby
  • Returning to work
  • Childcare options
  • Where to from here?




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