Videos & Brochures
Here are a range of helpful brochures and videos covering common parenting challenges.
Volunteer family connect brochure
Connecting families with communities. This service links a trained volunteer with a local family with children from birth to 5 years who needs extra support in their parenting role to adjust to a new baby, cope with multiple children, overcome feelings of isolation and frustration and more.
Birth to 12 months
Your all-in-one guide to support you with your baby from birth to 12 months. It includes parenting information on topics including parenting today, feeding, sleep & settling, routines, development and mum & dad wellbeing.
Your all-in-one guide to support you with your toddler. It includes parenting information on topics including parenting today, feeding, sleep & settling, routines, development, connecting with your toddler, behaviour, tantrums and aggression and mum & dad wellbeing.
Sleep & Settling
Resources to help you understand your child’s sleep needs, cycles, tired signs as well as techniques for settling.
Sleep 0-12 months brochure
Understanding your baby's sleep needs and cycle is the first step to getting a good nights rest! There are many ways that you can support your child go to sleep. Here are some tips and strategies to try.
How to wrap your baby (video)
Wrapping your baby can help reduce strong startle reactions and improve sleep for babies until they are 3- 4 months old. Here are some helpful tips on how to wrap your baby. More videos can be found here:
Development pressures (video)
This video by The Raising Children's Network is a great resource that talks about the pressure you might feel when it comes to your baby's development and why it's important to remember that your baby will grow at their own pace - every baby is different!
Sleep 12 months & over brochure
Feeding baby or Toddler
Feeding can be an enjoyable, shared family experience, a great form of bonding. We have a range of evidence-based resources to assist you with feeding your baby or toddler.
Is my baby hungry? (video)
In the early weeks of parenting your baby will try to communicate their needs. This informative video by The Raising Children Network can help you identify your baby's hunger cues. More videos can be found here:
Feeding 12 months & over brochure
Mealtimes with your toddler (video)
Watching your toddler learn and explore the world is such a wonderful time, however it is not without its challenges. Here are a range of resources to support you with all things toddlers!
Toddler behaviour brochure
Your toddler is exploring the world around them full of curiosity and energy, discovering how the world works and where they fit in. It can be a challenging time for parents – but with predictability and consistency, you can enjoy this stage together. Here are some tips and strategies.
Connecting with your toddler brochure
Having a secure relationship is important. You can achieve this by being consistently attentive and sensitive to their needs. As your toddler becomes independent, they will watch and learn from how you react and respond to the world around you. Here are some tips and strategies.
Tantrums & aggression brochure
Understanding tantrums (video)
As your develops they are learning new things all of the time and this can be very difficult. Challenging behaviours can be your toddler's way of expressing and coping with feelings they can't control or understand. For more tips on understanding tantrums check out this video.
Sibling rivalry (video)
The addition of a new family member is a big change for everybody - including your toddler. This video provides some helpful tips to make this transition a positive experience for everybody.
Adjusting to Parenthood
Becoming a parent is such an exciting time in your life! As with anything it comes with its share of stresses and challenges. These helpful resources can assist you with your transition into parenthood.
Learning how to care for and nurture your baby to become an emotionally strong and capable adult takes commitment, effort, support and some humour. To bring out the best in your child and family, we recommend a parenting approach known as ‘responsive parenting’. Here are some tips and strategies.
Mum & dad wellbeing
Parenting can be one of the best and also one of the most challenging experiences of your life. Harmony in the home and the quality of your relationship with your child and partner is important to the health and wellbeing of the whole family.
Travelling with Children
Flying with children (video)
Welcome to your ‘new normal’. There’s a lot to think about when you’re a new dad. As you adjust to fatherhood, you need to look after your baby, yourself and your relationship. Becoming a dad can give you a huge sense of meaning and purpose, but this can also be overwhelming.
Information for Clients
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 [email protected] or fax it to (+61)(02) 9794 2323.
More resources for health professionals: