Free Sleep and Settling information sessions for families

Published on 05 January 2022

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Mildura Rural City Council's Maternal and Child Health team will soon offer a new Sleep and Settling program for local families.

Councillor for Community Health and Wellbeing Cyndi Power said sleep and settling concerns are common and affect numerous families with babies and toddlers.

She said Council's free information sessions would help families better understand how baby sleep patterns change over time, as well as tips and strategies to help settle babies as they grow and develop.

"Our Maternal and Child Health team will offer a comprehensive program covering every stage of a child's development, ensuring families have all the information and tips they need," Cr Power said.

Group sleep and settle information sessions will start in early 2022 across three developmental age groups - newborns, babies and toddlers.

Further information on the process for making a booking for group sessions will be advised in early 2022.

Cr Power said the Maternal and Child Health team offer additional services for families experiencing ongoing sleep and settling concerns.

These include an in-home outreach support service for families following a sleep and settle assessment by your Maternal and Child health Nurse.  Assessments can be arranged by contacting the Maternal and Child Health Support Office on 03 5018 8277.   

In addition to services provided by Council, there is also a 24-hour state-wide phone support line which families can call on 13 22 29.


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