Adjusting to life with a baby can be a wonderful but often overwhelming experience. The City of Boroondara offers many support services and activities where you can meet other parents like you in the area.
Things to do
- Use our immunisation dates calculator to see when your baby is due for scheduled immunisations and add those dates to your calendar.
- Attend your key age and stage appointments with your Maternal and Child Health nurse.
- Get extra help with breastfeeding, sleeping and settling or parenting from the Maternal and Child Health service.
- Learn about postnatal depression and how it can affect you and your family.
- Look into childcare for your baby if you need it. Childcare places are in high demand in our area.
- Download the Victorian Government's free Maternal and Child Health app
- Attend a parent's group.
- Attend a parent's information session.
- Join the Boroondara Library Service to access books and online resources on parenting, health and learning. Contact our expert staff to get help finding what you need.
- Find evidence-based information and advice for parents of babies 3–12 months at the Raising Children Network.
Other services in Boroondara
- Camberwell Multiple Birth Association: support for parents of twins, triplets or more.
- Boroondara Family Network: support for parents with babies and very young children who are suffering stress in parenting.
Activities in Boroondara
- Get out to an activity for you and your baby at one of our libraries.
- Attend a parent information session.
- Join a playgroup.
- Become a member of a toy library.
- Visit a playground.
- Join a walking group
- Go to swimming lessons for infants at one of our local pools to introduce your baby to the water from 6 months.
Find more activities for you and your baby in our searchable directory of activities for under 8s.
Support and advice
- Maternal and Child Health Line: free advice from a qualified MCH nurse for children from birth to school age, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 13 22 29.
- Parentline: free counselling and advice for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old, 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. Call 13 22 89.
- The National Breastfeeding Helpline: breastfeeding knowledge and help with overcoming common hurdles, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1800 686 268.
Find health information
You can use the Victorian Government's Better Health Channel tool below to find quality assured, reliable, up-to-date and easy to understand health information on babies and toddlers.*
*The Better Health Channel website is managed and authorised by the Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia. The site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
Content on the City of Boroondara website is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. This information is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or other registered health professional.
Need advice now?
If your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000 or go to an emergency department at a hospital.