Plunket provides support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5 years old. For more information visit www.plunket.org.nz
Or phone PlunketLine - available 24/7 on 0800 933 922.
SKIP: strategies with kids, information for parents
Whakatipu is a kaupapa that encourages strong whānau connections which nurture and develop tamariki. Tikanga and pakiwaitara are interwoven with child development information, ideas and activities for whānau.
Parent help Wellington
The only designated free national parenting helpline in New Zealand that is available from 9am to 11pm, 7 days a week. Visit http://www.parenthelp.org.nz/ or phone 0800 568 856.
The Parenting Place
Early Years Toolbox Parenting courses for 0 to 6 years. This course that runs over 6 weeks and covers everything from behaviour management techniques to ways of creating great family memories.
Find out more at http://www.theparentingplace.com/.
A programme for first time parents and babies with weekly sessions covering a variety of topics such as sleeping, teething, temperament, childhood illnesses with play sessions with age-appropriate equipment to support infants' learning and development. It's also an opportunity to meet other new parents. Centres are throughout Wellington.
Find out more at http://www.space.org.nz.
Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting information
Here you will find information about pregnancy and parenting to help you stay safe and healthy during your pregnancy and to care for your baby when he or she arrives. Learn about what you, your partner and/or family can do to ensure the mother and baby are healthy, find links to different services and resources such as videos, and read stories written by other parents about their experiences in Tala (story) Tapuaki. The information is available in several different Pacific languages by clicking on the flags at the top right of the website.
There is also a Tapuaki app available on Google Play and iTunes.
Download the Tapuaki app to find a midwife or to see what baby looks like week by week.