Here are some resources that are helpful for parents and health professionals. 


We’ve produced a range of brochures that parents, carers and health professionals can download and use. You can download the PDF files that are easy to print at home by click on the images. There’s no restriction on how they can be distributed.





This video is a short introduction to Karitane.


This video shows a step by step guide to wrapping your baby safely in preparation for sleep. 

This short video discusses understanding sleep, normal sleep cycles, developing routines and how this can assist your baby to settle.

This video discusses age appropriate sleep and settling strategies for babies’ 0-6mths. It includes safe sleeping, recognising and understanding your baby’s cues.

This video discusses age appropriate sleep and settling strategies for babies’ 6-12 mths that may assist your baby to settle.


This short video from explains the cues of tiredness for your baby. 

This video discusses the world of toddlers and helps parents understand their toddlers development and what they need from their parents.

This video discusses the emotional world of toddlers and helps parents to understand their toddler’s feelings and how this may affect behaviour.

This video discusses why tantrums may occur and what is happening for your toddler at this time.

This video discusess some ideas on how you might prevent a tantrum.


This video provides parents with some practical tips on the best way of coping with a tantrum.


This video talks about sibling rivalry – what it is and some of the causes as well as some and some practical tips and strategies parents can use to deal with it.

The video discusses what solids you can introduce to your baby and how much is appropriate when beginning solids.

This video discusses starting solids with your baby and when is the “right time".

This video discusses mealtimes with your toddler and how you can make this an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

This short video from explains the cues of hunger for your baby.  

This video discusses the importance of play for your baby in their daily routine and the benefits of play for your baby’s development.

This video discusses some useful tips for parents as you plan a family holiday with your children to help make it an enjoyable experience for the family.


 This video discusses some tips for parents in preparation for flying.

This short video discusses development pressures. 

A Karitane client, Leanne, discussed her experiences with Perinatal Mood Disorder and the help Karitane gave her.

Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale:

The Karitane Parenting Confidence scale (KPCS) is a 15-item self report instrument that measures parents’ confidence in caring for their infant. The scale includes a preamble, thus minimal instruction is required on the part of the clinician / researcher when administering it.

This scale has important clinical and research applications, as an increasing number of studies over the past 20 years have highlighted that parenting confidence perceptions – often called ‘perceived parenting self-efficacy’ (PPSE) – represent a key element of parents’ subjective experience, and are an important resiliency or protective factor (Jones & Prinz, 2005).

We like professionals who want to register with us first. That way we can keep you up to date with any changes and we can assess it’s effectiveness. Please fill out the KPCS Registration Form and send it to the Karitane Education Department by email to or fax it to (+61)(02) 9794 2323.

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