Getting to know your new baby and learning how to respond to their cues can be a challenge for new parents. Add in sleep deprivation and breastfeeding troubles and the whole experience can become very overwhelming. Other mums and dads can be good support at this time and joining a parent group, either in real life or online, can be life-changing.
Get in contact with the Bathurst Community Health Centre to link in with a local parent group.
02 6330 5677
Check out the websites below for help with settling, sleep and general parenting advice.
Karitane support new parents around sleep and settling, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition, toddler behaviour and pre and post natal anxiety and depression.
Tresillian is an early parenting service offering families guidance in the early years of their child's life. They support new parents around breastfeeding and settling baby, as well as dealing with post-natal depression and nutrition.
What Were We Thinking (WWWT) is a free app available with week-by-week information designed to help mums and dads adjust to the first six months of parenthood.
raising children network
Raising Children Network is the complete resource for Australian parents, taking you from pregnancy to newborns to teenagers. They offer evidence-based content you can trust on hundreds of topics about raising children and looking after yourself as a parent.
Families NSW is the NSW Government’s overarching strategy to enhance the health and wellbeing of children up to 8 years and their families.
See their website for information about Triple P which is a program designed to help parents to build their skills and confidence in parenting
Find out more about Playgroups and where your closest playgroup is. Gathering together with other parents and their children is a great way to connect with your community and increase your social support network.