Baby Steps

Managing the challenges of parenting

Baby Steps is an educational website to help new parents develop essential skills as they adjust to the challenges of life with a baby.

Learn more about caring for your baby or yourself

Baby Steps is a free online program that aims to enhance the wellbeing of new mums and dads. Baby Steps was written for people having their first baby, but can be used by anyone with a young baby who wants to learn more about caring for their baby or themselves.

Babycare provides information on childcare issues:

  • Getting prepared for the arrival of an infant
  • Feeding –breastfeeding, formula feeding, and combined feeding
  • Improving baby’s sleeping habits
  • Soothing a crying infant.

It also helps parents look after the wellbeing of themselves and their family, with topics on self-care, looking after each other as a couple, making the most of time with their baby, and adjusting to changing roles. There is a special section especially for fathers.

Parents are encouraged to make plans to try out ideas, and take photos to remind them of good times with their baby.

About to become a parent? Discover how Baby Steps can help you adjust to your new role.

Baby Steps Program