Parent Info Hub
Tweddle is delighted to provide a series of resources with a focus on the first thousand days, a critical period in shaping brain and language development and relationships for life. The App and Videos are underpinned by building secure attachment and good mental health for babies, toddlers and parents. The resources offer accessible early parenting education for health professionals and parents of babies and toddlers.
Parenting Babies & Toddlers – App
Tweddle’s Parenting Babies & Toddlers App is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store by searching ‘Tweddle’. The App offers support and information around 7 critical themes, Sleep and Settling, Crying Babies, Mental Health & Mindfulness, Attachment, Brain Development, Adjusting to Parenthood and Fatherhood. Tweddle thanks the Collier Charitable Fund, Dreamwalk App Developers and the Raising Children Network for supporting Tweddle’s Apps4Attachment project.
Tweddle’s Sleep Play Bond video series
Tweddle has developed three 8 minute videos that explain how parenting brings together a range of everyday moments to provide the foundation for good mental health throughout life. The videos cover; Sleep – How feeling secure helps your child to sleep, Play – Helping to build your child’s brain through activities, Bond – Developing secure attachment through everyday moments. Thank you to staff and families who participated, and to the State Trustees Australia Foundation and Lifebuoy Video for supporting this educational series.
The Sleep Play Bond series uses evidence based research and the extensive clinical experience of Tweddle to highlight the importance of a loving attachment relationship with the primary carer in an infant’s brain development, including their social, emotional and cognitive development. While this scientific research is well known by health professionals and academics, the videos provides a practical and easy to understand application for parents in the early years.
Sleep Play Bond – Sleep
Sleep Play Bond – Play
Sleep Play Bond – Bond
It is important to consult a health professional if you or your child are feeling unwell or you feel you aren’t coping as well as you’d like. Call your GP or the following numbers:
- Tweddle 9689 1577 (9-5pm M-F)
- Maternal & Child Health Line 13 22 29 (24/7)
- LifeLine 13 11 14 (24/7)
- MensLine 1300 78 99 78 (24/7)
- PANDA 1300 726 306 (9am – 7.30pm M-F)
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 (24/7)
Tweddle Parenting Resources
Tweddle also provides affordable telephone consultations across Australia, residential programs, day stay programs and in-home support.
Circle of Security resources
The following Circle of Security ‘Being-with and Shark Music’ video helps parents to explore how uncomfortable feelings left over from experiences from their own past can influence their current relationship with their child and the way they think and feel about parenting.
Occupational Therapy Student Booklets
Tweddle provide placements for Maternal & Child Health Nurse students, Social Work students and Occupational Therapy students. Many of the students work on projects which provide family friendly information on community facilities, seasonal play activities, baby food and nutrition, sensory play, family violence and staff photo projects.