MUMSENSE at Royal Hospital for Women. A weekly parenting group for all new parents who have babies aged 0-4 months:
No need to book – Every Thursday 10.30–12.30. Call 9362 6700 for more information
Early childhood centres run their own groups: www.sch.edu.au/departments/child_family_health
Australian Breastfeeding Association have regular meetings and welcome new parents
Movie sessions especially for parents with babies and children under age of 4 –
Participating cinemas: Randwick Ritz, Greater Union and Hoyts
PLAYGROUP: look up playgroupassociation.com to find your local playgroup. All parents and children under 5yrs welcome.
Your local council website lists all children’s services (including childcare) available in your local area.
Childcare information: www.mychild.gov.au
Help for Dads
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78 – A 24/7 counselling line for men, or visit www.mensline.org.au a great website with on line forums and helpful information
South east local neighbourhood centre runs Mens Shed – A fathers’ group for dads and babies: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/thebabyshed
Cheers to Childbirth by Lucy Perry – A dads’ guide to childbirth support
“Being Dad” 1 (pregnancy and birth) & 2 (surviving with a baby) – DVDs available from Big W.