Dads Toolkit

Bringing your baby home will probably be one of the biggest days of your life, and the starting point for a huge challenge – fatherhood.

Getting involved in the daily care of your baby – dressing, settling, playing, bathing and nappy changing – is the best way to build your skills and confidence. These everyday activities also create lots of one-on-one time with your baby, which is the building block of a positive relationship.

The tools and resources below can help you get started.

 
  • Baby Karaoke

    Sing to your baby

    Forgotten the words to 'Rock-a-Bye Baby'? Sing to your child with confidence with a little help from Don Spencer in this animated singing game.

     
  • My Neighbourhood

    Find local resources

    Look up local playgroups, pharmacies and child support services on an interactive map of your neighbourhood.

     
  • Home Safety interactive tool link http://raisingchildren.net.au/home_safety/home_safety.html

    Home Safety guide

    Use this interactive tool to learn how to keep your home safe for kids of different ages.

     
  • Baby cues video guide icon

    Baby Cues video guide

    Our video guide shows common baby cues to help you understand your baby’s body language.

     
  • Father holding newborn

    Dad and Partner Pay

    This Australian Government payment supports new dads and partners by providing two weeks of government-funded pay following birth or adoption.

     
  • Dad and child

    Dads baby care videos

    View dads videos on nappy changing, bonding with your baby, bottle feeding, fathers groups and more.