These are some websites and resource centres that you as new parents may find helpful.
NSW HEALTH DEPARTMENT MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Information on pregnancy, birth and childhood in English and selected other languages.
KARITANE MOTHERCRAFT SERVICE
Careline: (02) 9794 1852 (24 hours)
Information on survival tips for parents, postnatal depression, residential and family care facilities.
TRESILLIAN FAMILY CARE
Helpline: (02) 9787 0855 (24 hours)
Information on breast and bottle feeding, outreach services, and parents helpline.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH ASSOCIATION
Phone: (02) 9818 8400 or 1300 308 307
Information on infant sleeping positions, bedding and the latest research.
AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION
Excellent information on all aspects of breastfeeding.
MULTIPLE BIRTH ASSOCIATION
Information and resources for families with twins, triplets or more.
Phone: (02) 9845 0890
Information about child safety at home.
Phone: 1300 360 455
Phone: 1300 367 428
ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY
Information regarding child restraints, and where you can have them fitted.
DEPARTMENT OF FAIR TRADING
Information about baby furniture, equipment and safety.
AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE
Information regarding the Baby Bonus.
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT WESTMEAD
Phone: (02) 9845 0000
SYDNEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, Randwick
Phone: (02) 9382 1111
OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Phone: (02) 9382 6539
Information on medication in pregnancy and lactation service.
POISONS INFORMATION SERVICE
Hotline: 13 11 26
Medical Support Line: (02) 9845 2432