Having a baby at any age changes your life, but being a young parent can come with extra challenges.

Babies might not come with instruction books, but there are lots of tips we can share that will help you to have a great connection with your baby. The “Baby & Me” Parenting Support Group for Young Parents in the Sutherland Shire & St.George area is a great way to meet others in a similar situation while learning lots about babies!

While we'd normally do this face to face, these unusual times call for creativity, and this coming term, we're taking our Support Group online, with weekly Zoom calls - still delivering all the amazing information and access to experts, but from the comfort of your own home!

Who’s eligible?

If you’re under 24 years old, and either pregnant or have a newborn baby (under 6 months of age), and want to connect with other young parents, while learning everything you can about knowing, growing and bonding with your baby, then you’re invited to join us for a FREE 5 week “Baby & Me” Young Parenting Support Group.

What you’ll learn

At this Parenting Support Group, we’ll cover a range of topics including:

  • Looking after you (so you can look after your baby)
  • Connecting with your baby and the importance of sleep
  • Feeding & nutrition
  • How babies learn and the importance of play
  • Development milestones
  • The importance of attachment

When it’s on

The Term 2 (2020) Baby & Me (Online) Group commences on Thursday 30th April 2020, and runs weekly, every Thursday for 5 weeks. When you join the group, you are committing to join us on a Zoom call every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30pm for the 5 week course (which will finish on 28th May 2020).

When we all get out of "iso", we'll schedule our final "graduation event" (which typically involves food and pampering), and get together to finally meet in person and celebrate each other's growth and success.

Want to join us?

If you’re under 24 and pregnant or have a young baby and would like to be part of this group,  call Sutherland Shire Family Services on (02) 9528 2933 to book your spot and get details of the Zoom link to join.   Places are limited, and we keep the group small so everybody gets a chance to really talk, share and get to know each other.

Do you work with young parents and want to know more?

If you are a social worker, GP, nurse or other practitioner who works with young parents, please call us as we'll happily take referrals into this program. We'd be happy to send you more information about the program if you'd like.

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