Helpful Links

Parenting and Self Soothing Techniques

(1) Ngala is a provider of Early Parenting and Early Childhood services with a passion for supporting and guiding families and young children through the journey of parenting. The services are available to  families with young children who work or reside in Western Australia and the online information is available to everyone. http://www.ngala.com.au 

(2) This is a website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. However a lot of information can be viewed online by everyone. http://raisingchildren.net.au 

(3) A list of parenting resources for Australia. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/contact/Pages/parentlinenational.aspx

(4) A list of websites and resources for young parents. http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1014363/young-parents-a-z

(5) A guide to being a parent. http://http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/being-a-parent.aspx#close

(6) Baby Centre Australia http://http://www.babycentre.com.au

(7) A chart which helps with sleep/awake patterns of baby: 125_secrets_of_good_sleepers.pdf

(8) Strategies to help children learn to self-settle: The Sleepsense Program

(9) Parenting WA: The Choose to Hug PDF on Parenting WA website

(10) An app and a book and a website by Dr Frans Plooij about the mental development of baby and what he can do after the leaps: The Wonder Weeks (http://www.thewonderweeks.com)

Salt in Baby’s Food

(1) World Action On Salt and Health (WASH) was established in 2005 and is a global group with the mission to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake. http://www.worldactiononsalt.com/salthealth/children 

(2) AWASH aims to improve the health of Australians by achieving a gradual population-wide reduction in dietary salt consumption that will reduce cardiovascular diseases and other salt-related health problems. http://www.awash.org.au 

(3) The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au 

(4) The National Health Service UK http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/salt.aspx 

(5) Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group – CHOICE https://www.choice.com.au

(6) Cookbook for baby food: Food Babies Love http://www.foodbabieslove.com.au

Introducing Solids

(1) Introducing Solids to Baby by the Department of Health WA

http://www.health.wa.gov.au/docreg/Education/Population/Child_Health/Feeding/HP003055_babys_first_foods.pdf 

(2) Importance of chewing for speech development

http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/caring-for-baby/why-chewing-is-important-for-speech-development-20110324-1c8of.html

Information on Driving Licence

(1) www.hziegler.com/articles/driving-in-qatar.html

(2) www.qatar.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/human-resources/driving-in-qatar.pdf

(3) www.qatar.angloinfo.com/transport/driving

(4) Qatar’s e-government website: Hukoomi

http://www.gov.qa/wps/portal/topics/Visas,+Passports,+Official+Documents/drivinglicense

Bed time routine, Growth Spurts

(1) http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/make-your-kids-bedtime-battle-free

(2) Signs your baby is going through a growth spurt

http://www.todaysparent.com/baby/signs-your-baby-going-through-a-growth-spurt/

(3) Strategies to help baby sleep through the night

http://www.parents.com/baby/sleep/issues/5-sleep-through-the-night-strategies/

Help with Breastfeeding

(1) Benefits of breastfeeding http://www.breastfeedingandstudentnurse.com/benefits-of-breastfeeding.html

(2) Caffeine and breastfeeding http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/breastfeeding-and-maternal-caffeine-consumption

(3) Breastfeeding Centre, KEMH: The Breastfeeding Centre of WA provides breastfeeding information and support for families in WA. The centre offers a state-wide telephone counselling service for health professionals and women experiencing breastfeeding problems. Phone: (08) 9340 1844 or visit website http://kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/breastfeeding

(4) Ngala Helpline for regional areas is 9368 9368 or 1800 111 546 and see the website: ngala.com.au for the app

(5) Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) – have a forum for mums to communicate online.

ABA offers a webinar for mums returning to the workplace who wish to continue breastfeeding. The webinar can be accessed online and costs $29 for members and $49 for non members. A breastfeeding helpline is also offered on 1800 686 268 or visit the website at https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au

 

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