Free support and advice for new parents on the Peninsula

Published on 06 June 2019

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Free support and advice for new parents on the Peninsula

6 June 2019

Mornington Peninsula Shire is offering free Parenting Information Sessions for new and expectant parents on the Peninsula.

If you are a soon-to-be parent or the parent of a new born or young child aged up to three years old, come along to a free information session and receive expert advice from our Child and Family Health Team.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or have a lot of questions as a new parent and our friendly, experienced team is here to help.

Sessions will be held in Mornington and Rosebud throughout the year from 9.30-10.30 am or 2-3pm, confirmed at the time of booking.

Information sessions provide an opportunity to gain a better understanding of some of the aspects of parenting, raising children and to meet other parents who may be experiencing similar things to you.

Sessions are free but it’s essential you make a booking to attend.

For more information or to make a booking, contact 5950 1099.


Parenting Information Session for Babies 0 – 3 Months Old

Mornington: 22 July, 9 September and 18 November
Rosebud: 12 June, 21 August, 16 October and 11 December

Topics include:

•           What to expect in the first 3 months
•           Feed/Play/Sleep, daily patterns, establishing routines
•           Interacting with baby and becoming aware of your babies’ cues
•           Play and development
•           Parental self care

Parenting Information Sessions for Babies 4 – 12 Months

Mornington: 17 June, 26 August, 21 October and 16 December
Rosebud: 17 July, 4 September and 13 November

Topics include:

•           Introducing solids
•           Teething
•           Feed/Play/Sleep daily patterns
•           Introducing play experiences and activities
•           Parental self care

Parenting Information Sessions for 1 – 3-Year-old

12 August, 7 October and 2 December
31 July, 18 September and 27 November

Topics include:

•           Family meal times/dental hygiene
•           Moving from a cot to a bed
•           Toilet Training
•           Play experiences and age appropriate activities
•           Parental Self Care

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