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The following resources are available from the Women's and Children's Health Network.

The following items can be downloaded free from this page:

Essential guides for parents with newborns or babies aged up to twelve month old.

Settling Your Baby

Publications - Settling your baby - cover

Being a parent is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a challenging time if your baby isn't settling well.

This book will help you learn how to settle your baby safely, establish healthy daytime and night time sleep patterns, and also gives tips for looking after yourself. Learn the signs of why your baby's crying, playtime ideas, and good ways to involve your partner. A must read for new parents.

Download booklet (PDF - 1mb)

Breastfeeding Your Baby

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Feeding is vital to a baby's growth and development, and is something that parents and their babies need to learn together.

This book will help you look out for signs that your baby's hungry, how to manage fussy feeders, and provides the latest information on breastfeeding. You'll also learn about the importance of eating and drinking well, and how to balance breastfeeding and work. Breastfeeding Your Baby will help you feel confident about feeding your baby so it's an enjoyable experience for all.

Download booklet (PDF - 953kb)

Sleep and Settling - A reflective workbook for parents

Sleep and Settling - A reflective workbook for parents

This workbook is designed to help parents, with their health worker, to review the many factors that can influence their baby’s sleep and to strengthen their emotional wellbeing as their baby learns to settle and sleep.

You can use this workbook to help you identify and explore things you would like additional support with, apart from safe sleep strategies and specific settling techniques.

How you use this resource is up to you. You do not need to finish all of it or fill in every section.

Sharing your reflections with your health worker can be helpful.

Download booklet (PDF - 1.6mb)

Tucker for Toddlers

'Tucker for toddlers' booklet


The toddler years are a time for learning and discovery, and this includes learning about new foods and developing eating habits. This booklet provides a guide to the right types and amounts of foods that growing toddlers need, and practical tips on how to manage meal times and toddler eating behaviours.

A copy of the content may be downloaded here:
 Download booklet   

Produced by the Nutrition Department of the Women's and Children's Health Network.

Infant formula - a guide to safe preparation and feeding of infant formula

'Infant formula' booklet This is a booklet for families who have already decided to bottle feed their baby. In this booklet, you will find information on how to bottle feed your baby with infant formula. If you have decided to breastfeed, or don't know whether to keep breastfeeding, please see your midwife, lactation consultant, child and family health nurse, or doctor for help or information.

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Right from the start - Loving reading with your baby 

'Right from the start' booklet

Right from the start... is a first reading experience for parents and baby. Launched by the Premier of South Australia, the Minister of Health and well known Australian author Mem Fox, this is a free book given out to every newborn in SA.

Free for parents in South Australia, can be purchased from the Parenting SA shop ($3.30 per copy).

Parenting SA shop

Or go to the Parenting SA web site.

Right from the start - A book to share with baby

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Right from the start...This new book is based on 'Right from the start' (see above). It is especially for Aboriginal families to share with babies from an early age. It has been developed in consultation with many Aboriginal families and services.

Price: FREE

Parenting SA shop

Or go to the Parenting SA web site .

Nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding

'Nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding' booklet

There is never a better time to start improving your eating habits than when you are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breast feeding. Good nutrition is important for your baby, even before conception. This booklet answers those tricky questions about good nutrition for women for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Printed copies of the booklet are available for purchase from the Nutrition Department (Women's and Children's Hospital) for $2.00.

A copy of the content may be downloaded here:
Download booklet (PDF - 1.7mb)

Guide of Sanity & Survival for Young Parents (GOSSYP)

This publication is available from our Youth Health site.



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