Essential parenting links & resources

With a consortium of three of Australia's leading early-childhood agencies at its core, the Raising Children website was developed with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government.
Tresillian Family Care is Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.
PANDA's national Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association(ABA) is a large community-based self-help group, recognised as a leading authority on breastfeeding management. The Association provides innovative counselling and support services to the community and health sector throughout Australia. You will find a wealth of information for both breastfeeding women and for health professionals and others who are involved in supporting and promoting breastfeeding on their web site.
The Better Health Channel provides online consumer focused health and medical information. All information is quality-assured, reliable and regularly reviewed. Better Health Channel content is developed in consultation with content partners – reputable health organisations with specialised knowledge in a particular topic area.
The mychild site is an initiative of the Australian Government. This site is about children, with the main focus being on early childhood learning and child care. You will also find helpful links to other information for families in this site.
Sydney Ultrasound for Women (SUFW) is a diagnostic ultrasound medical practice primarily devoted to meeting the needs of pregnant women and those trying to become pregnant
Playgroup Australia's vision is that all Australians value the benefits of playgroups to nurture young children, connect families and build communities through play. Use their site to find your nearest Playgroup or to start a new playgroup.
The National Council of Single Mothers and Their Children (NCSMC) was formed to act as a national voice for the existing network of state based single mother councils in Australia. The organisation is committed to improving the social conditions for single and unmarried mothers.
"Bloke friendly" parenting advice and activities for new Dads

* Babyname tool
The NSW Registry of Births Dealths and Marriages has a great tool where you can search the most popular baby names in NSW by year back to 1995
Nutrition Australia promotes optimal health for all Australians by encouraging food variety and physical activity. Their site acts as a source of scientific information on key nutrition issues.
Hundreds of independent tests and reports. Helping you choose healthier foods for Australian children.