Having a baby is a life-changing event! There’s so much to learn and to do. Newy with Kids is here to help with a big list of resources in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter to help those with babies.
Here’s information on baby-friendly places, local playgroups, baby book sessions, baby sleep advice and more.
Here are some fun things to do with babies in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter to get you out of your house.
Things to do with your mum’s group
Need some ideas of activities you can do with your mums group? Here’s are 10 activities you can do with your mums group in Newcastle.
In praise of Mothers Groups
Mothers groups can be a great support system during the first couple of years of motherhood. If you don’t have a group, start or join a mum’s group.
Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter playgroup guide
Are you new in town, a new parent or just looking for some new friends for your child or yourself? Join a local playgroup in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter.
10 tips for new mums
It’s a life-changing event having a baby. Here’s some new mum advice I shared with a friend who recently had her first child.
Feeling lonely? 8 easy ways to make mum friends in Newcastle
Feeling lonely? You’re not the only one. It can be a challenge to find new friends when on maternity leave or a stay-at-home mum but here are eight tips to make mum friends.
Parent’s guide to baby and kids programs at local libraries
Enjoy an outing with your baby to your local library to borrow books, DVDs and CDs. Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter libraries offer free programs for families such as baby book sessions and storytime sessions.
8 favourite books to read to babies
Reading books is a lovely way to bond with your child. Babies love hearing their parent’s voice so spend some time reading to them. Here are some books to read to babies
How to secure childcare in Newcastle & the Hunter
Need childcare? Here’s some advice on how to find and choose an early childhood service in the region. If you’re concerned about securing child care, consider a variety of options. These include long day care, family day care and private nannies and also friends and family.
11 tips for expecting or new mums of twins
As the proud twin mummy to fraternal girl/boy 2 year old twins, one of my readers Leanne shares tips for new mums of twins.
How to survive ‘Witching Hour’ with your newborn baby
Local baby sleep consultant Natalie Ebrill from Sleep and Settle provides advice on how to survive ‘witching hour’ with your newborn baby.
Raising awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression
Be aware of the signs and symptoms of perinatal anxiety and depression, and reach out for support if you are struggling.