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Staying well…

In the early years of parenting it can feel like no one’s needs are being met fully. It is really important that all parents have some time-out to recharge. Simple examples of self-care are:

  • Going for a walk or doing some exercise
  • Sleeping-in every so often
  • Catching up with a friend for coffee
  • Date night (even if the ‘date’ takes place at home)

Postnatal depression and anxiety affects 1 in 7 mums and 1 in 10 dads. If you or your partner are experiencing strong feelings of worry, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping (unrelated to baby), lethargy or intrusive thoughts to harm your baby or yourself, we strongly encourage you to seek support.

About Parent Line NSW

Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

Call 1300 1300 52

More Advice + Tips

Some of the top concerns parents and carers with babies call us about are:


  • Settling and feeding newborns and babies
  • Sleep and bedtime habits
  • Developmental milestones: The first year
  • Challenging behaviours: Tantrums
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Managing stress and anxiety