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Information for our consumers – Updated 16 November 2022
Acknowledgement
The Child and Family Health Service acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Virtual Parenting Support

Virtual parenting feature

A range of webinars are available for South Australian parents and carers to discuss key topics for babies and toddlers.

Please allow one hour for a webinar, which will include time at the end for parents to ask questions from our experienced CaFHS nurses. Webinar recordings for previous sessions can be found below.

Sleep tips for babies from birth to 4 months webinar

Are you interested in learning more about sleep in the early months after your baby arrives?

Sleep is important to all members of your family and is an essential element for healthy growth and development. How much babies sleep and when, changes as they get older. It is normal for them to wake a number of times during the night needing attention. Our expert clinicians will guide you to understanding tips, hints and information about sleep in those early months of having a new baby.

  • Monday, 12 December
    1.30pm to 2.30pm
Starting Solids webinar

Moving on to solid foods is a big moment in your infant’s development. With so much advice and ways to get started, it can be tricky to know how to go about it.

Our free, one hour, Introducing Solids webinar connects you with our experienced nurse who can help you to feel confident about feeding your baby. Introducing solids is recommended from around 6 months of age. This workshop is suitable for babies from 4 ½ to 6 months of age.

  • Wednesday, 7 December
    1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday, 18 January, 2023
    1pm to 2pm
The Toddler Years – Fussy Eating and Sleeping webinar

As your toddler quickly grows and develops, a lot of changes happen for them and your family. This may include big changes to the way your toddler eats and sleeps. Join us to understand eating and sleeping patterns throughout the toddler years.

  • Friday, 16 December
    1.30pm – 2.30pm
The Toddler Years – Behaviour and Development webinar

Please note this webinar has been postponed to early 2023.

As your toddler grows and learns, they move from being a baby that needs you to do everything for them to becoming independent people. This can be a challenging time for families as your toddler starts to navigate their feelings and behaviour. Join us to understand behaviour, sleep and development throughout the toddler years.

  • Tuesday, 29 November (CANCELLED)

Past webinar recordings

Sleep tips for babies from 4 to 12 months webinar

As your infant continues to grow and learn sleep remains important to all members of your family and is an essential element for ongoing healthy growth and development. Our expert clinicians will guide you to understanding tips, hints and information about sleep for the older infant.

Sleep tips for babies from birth to 4 months webinar

Are you interested in learning more about sleep in the early months after your baby arrives?

Sleep is important to all members of your family and is an essential element for healthy growth and development. How much babies sleep and when, changes as they get older. It is normal for them to wake a number of times during the night needing attention. Our expert clinicians will guide you to understanding tips, hints and information about sleep in those early months of having a new baby.

Play and development webinar

Your baby starts developing from the moment they are born. The first 12 months are exciting and a critical stage of childhood development.

Join our qualified physiotherapists who will discuss the first 12 months of child development, how this progresses in a variety of ways and how you can support this crucial stage.

Breastfeeding in the early months webinar

Choosing and being able to breastfeed helps to give your baby the best possible start in life. We know that navigating breastfeeding in the early months can be tricky. Breastfeeding is important, and natural but at times you may need support.

Join us for support on how breastfeeding works and how to take care of yourself in these early months to support the continuation of breastfeeding.

This webinar is suitable for expectant parents and those with newborns.

The Toddler Years webinar

As your toddler grows and learns, they move from being a baby that needs you to do everything for them to becoming independent people. This can be a challenging time for families as your toddler starts to navigate their feelings and behaviour. Join us to understand behaviour, sleep and eating patterns throughout the toddler years.

Starting Solids webinar

Moving on to solid foods is a big moment in your infant’s development. With so much advice and ways to get started, it can be tricky to know how to go about it.

Our free, one hour, Introducing Solids webinar connects you with our experienced nurse who can help you to feel confident about feeding your baby. Introducing solids is recommended from around 6 months of age. This workshop is suitable for babies from 4 ½ to 6 months of age.