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Fathers - your relationship with your baby

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Dads have a special and important role in their children's lives. You are vital to your baby even if she or he does not seem to respond to you much in the early weeks.

When fathers are involved with their babies they do better in all sorts of ways later in life including better relationships, education, employment and health.  Every contact you have with your baby will help him develop and learn about himself and the world.

The Raising Children Network (Australian site with government support) has a lot of info for fathers

Resources in South Australia – for dads as well as mums!

  • Parent Helpline 1300 364 100
    - 7 days a week, for information about child health and parenting
  • Child and Family Health Centres 1300 733 606
    - Call 9am to 4.30pm to make an appointment

Resource in Australia

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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