Parenting advice can come from every direction and can be completely overwhelming at times. Lack of sleep, limited support and low confidence can contribute to having a tough time when you are new to parenting and sometimes even if you have done it all before. All families are different and all babies are unique, what works for one doesn’t always work for another.
I am a registered child and family health nurse with 20 years of experience working with children and families. An even greater qualification is that I have 3 biological children and have raised 2 step children. As a family we have been through many stages of family life and parenting stress. I can tell you that even with my nursing background I still struggled with many aspects of parenting at times. There are no clear cut answers, no guide book that will answer every question and no such thing as perfect parenting. What I can tell you is that there are some parenting elements that will make a positive difference on the way we experience parenting and the way we raise our children no matter what our situation, culture or experience.
We take a nurturing approach to parenting at CHILD SA, we aim to listen and seek to understand your needs and the needs of your family. We respect diversity and recognise that it is not always easy asking for help. We support a gentle parenting approach and work together with you to build healthy little brains and bodies.
Learning to Read Your Babies Cues
Sleep and Settling
Early Brain Development
Development of Emotional Regulation
Happy Safe Meal Times
Complex Behaviour Support
Initial Consult Settling and Sleep
Initial consult in your own home to work out an individual plan together for you and your baby. Includes up to 20 mins of metro travel each way and 2 follow up phone support calls.
Day Support - Half Day
We can spend half a day with you in your own home environment to help understand the needs of you and your baby. We can help with feeding, settling, and learning to read your babies cues. This service builds confidence and gives you the reassurance that can help when settling your baby is a bit of a struggle. Includes up to 20 mins of metro travel each way.
We can come to you at the time that you need it the most. Often babies have a period of unsettled time in the evenings. We can be there to support you, give you confidence and to help with settling strategies that work for you and your baby. Minimum of 2 hours and includes up to 20 mins of metro travel each way.