Learn more about caring for your baby or yourself
Baby Steps is a free online program that aims to enhance the wellbeing of new mums and dads. Baby Steps was written for people having their first baby, but can be used by anyone with a young baby who wants to learn more about caring for their baby or themselves.
The Baby Steps online programs:
Babycare provides information on childcare issues:
- Getting prepared for the arrival of an infant
- Feeding –breastfeeding, formula feeding, and combined feeding
- Improving baby’s sleeping habits
- Soothing a crying infant.
It also helps parents look after the wellbeing of themselves and their family, with topics on self-care, looking after each other as a couple, making the most of time with their baby, and adjusting to changing roles. There is a special section especially for fathers.
Parents are encouraged to make plans to try out ideas, and take photos to remind them of good times with their baby.
Developed by PDeC partner, Queensland Institute of Technology