About Baby Steps

Baby Steps is an online program which aims to enhance the wellbeing of new mums and dads and support them in their transition to parenthood.

Baby Steps was written for both dads and mums, not just for new mums. The program provides information on aspects of the care of a new baby, as well as information on how parents can support each other and also take care of themselves. This information is provided in the form of 9 modules:

  • Getting prepared
  • Feeding
  • Improving baby’s sleeping habits
  • Soothing
  • Self-Care
  • Relationships
  • Interacting with Baby
  • Changing Roles
  • Especially for Fathers

Who is Baby Steps for?

The program was written primarily for parents having their first baby, but can be used by anyone with a young baby who wants to learn more about caring for their baby or themselves.

Is there a cost to use Baby Steps?


How to access Baby Steps' services

A randomised controlled trial has just been completed, and registration to take part in the trial is therefore closed. The website will be made publicly available in June 2016. Registration will be required to access the Baby Steps program so that progress with the program can be saved for later visits.

Baby Steps Research and Evaluation

The randomised controlled trial which has just been completed compared the effectiveness of the interactive wellbeing program (Baby Steps) with an information-only baby care program. The results from this trial will be made available in June 2016.