Becoming a dad

There's a lot to think about when you're a new dad. As you adjust to fatherhood, you need to look after your baby, yourself and your relationship. Getting hands-on experience is the best way of building your skills and your confidence. The key is to get in and give it a go.

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Step-by-step Parenting in Pictures guides can help you master essential child care skills and techniques such as CPR, bathing and healthy mealtimes. They're great to print and stick on the fridge as a reference for you and your partner. Baby Karaoke is a fun, interactive way to sing along to popular children's songs.


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    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.

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    Baby cues videos

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

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    Home Safety guide

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