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New Baby Resource Pack


Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Being a parent can be exciting, rewarding and challenging at times.

Below are a list of resources that we encourage you to have a look through over the first few weeks after having a baby.

During your CaFHS appointment, the nurse will talk with you about these resources, so please discuss any concerns or questions at this time.

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CaFHS: Supporting you to give your child the best start in life

CaFHS is a free service for all SA families with children aged 0-5 years.

Click here for more information.

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Baby’s First Book: Right From the Start

 This book has been developed to be a first “reading” experience for you and your baby. It may feel strange for you at first reading to your baby, however, with practice and time, you will delight in your baby’s response.

Click here to view the book and download a copy

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Baby’s First Book: Right From the Start (Aboriginal)

This book has been developed together with Aboriginal parents, families and professionals. It is for you to read with your baby. Being close to you, seeing the pictures and hearing your voice helps baby grow strong. The pictures are for baby to look at – they are the kind of pictures research says babies like.

Click here to view the book and download a copy

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Get the facts – Immunisation Saves Lives

The ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ Campaign aims to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. Research shows that when people are fully informed about the benefits of vaccination, they are more likely to vaccinate.

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Managing fever after Meningococcal B vaccine and Meningococcal Vaccine Blue Book Insert

Parents are advised to give paracetamol with every dose of the Meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero®) for children aged less than 2 years. Fever is a common reaction following any vaccine but it is more common with Bexsero. Paracetamol will reduce the likelihood of high-grade fever for your child.

Click here for more information or to download the insert for your Blue Book

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Healthy Hips Blue Book Insert

Hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or clicky hips, is a condition that affects the hip joints in babies and young children. It can be present at birth or develop as the child grows older.

Parents are encouraged to learn about the risk factors and potential signs of hip dysplasia, and to get their children’s hips regularly checked from birth through to 5 years of age. Your GP or Child Health Nurse can complete this check.

Click here to download the insert for your Blue Book

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Consumer Feedback

We welcome feedback from our consumers, families and visitors. While everyone is pleased to hear compliments and praise, we also want to know if you have concerns about any of our services. Because we value your feedback, we promote a culture of openness to receiving your feedback. We capture feedback two ways, by asking about your experience of care against the person and family centred care charter and formally.

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Useful Links and Information

For more information across a range topics, please click here.

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