Baby’s first year of life can be both the best and hardest time for parents. Find out more about what to expect during your first year by clicking the button below.
The aim of National Safe Sleep Day – Te Rā Mokopuna is to raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI), with the vision of reducing the rate in which it occurs in our New Zealand families and communities. SUDI is preventable, and the risk factors for our babies can be significantly reduced should the rights steps be implemented.
SUDI is a collective term used to describe the unexpected death of an infant and includes cases of unexplained cause as well as those caused by accidental and preventable circumstances.
SUDI is an important equity issue and is preventable for most babies. The rates of Pacific SUDI are higher than non-Maori, non-Pacific and while there are large fluctuations over the years, Pacific rates continue to be of a concern. While many of these deaths are preventable, there are steps parents and their family can take to reduce the risk to baby.
The first step is recognising signs of fatigue, as tiredness can cause parents to take actions that may not be safest for baby while they sleep.
We’ve put together resources you can download and print out so you can put it up in your office, home or community space. Click on the images to take a closer look. To download, click on the image and click the arrow in the top right corner.
All babies and children are eligible for regular health check-ups through a Well Child provider. The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a series of health visits and support that are free to all families for children from around 6 weeks up to 5 years of age. (LEARN MORE)
Find your nearest Well Child Provider by clicking the button below:
Other Well Child Providers include:
Sometimes managing income can be a challenge especially if you have left work to care for your baby. See what financial help is available for your aiga to help care for baby.
Our friends at Le Va and Mapu Maia provide support for those needing advice or support with mental health, and addictions. Click on the buttons below to see how they may be able to help you out at this time.
The Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Service provides support to children and families with serious conditions and special needs.
Here are a few websites that we have put links to that you may find useful.
Here are some reports and news articles that you may find useful. Click on the link below to access.