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Karitane provides help and advice to mothers and families during the early years of parenting. They offer a wide range of services to support families with parenting issues including; sleep and settling, toddler behaviour, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition and perinatal mood disorders.

Karitane healthcare professionals guide, support and educate families to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

Their vision is for children to be safe, healthy and nurtured by confident families and communities.


  • healthy and vibrant families
  • accessible health care for all
  • high quality health care delivery
  • responsible and equitable resource management
  • an energetic, progressive and innovative organisation.

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Last reviewed: December 2015

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Understanding your Toddler

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Crying baby

Most babies have periods of crying which can last for 1 – 3 hours, once or twice a day.

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Sleeping and settling

here are many ways you can support your child to go to sleep, finding the strategy that best suits you and your family can be challenging.

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Babies are ‘wired’ to look for food when they are hungry and feeding and sleeping work closely together.

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How to wrap your baby

Wrapping your baby is recommended for babies from birth until about 3-4 months.

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Adjusting to parenthood

Parenthood is one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of your life. The transition into parenting isn't always easy. Karitane is here to support you as you adjust to parenthood through evidence-based practices and programs.

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Toilet training

Being ready is the key to toilet training your toddler. Toilet training your toddler may take time and patience. This is a significant developmental step for your toddler.

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Development milestones

You are the best judge on what is going on for your child. Milestones are only a guide as all babies develop at a different rate. Only be concerned if you’re seeing delays in a few different areas over several months.Try to resist the temptation to compare your baby with others, because this can lead to unnecessary worry. All babies are individuals!

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Establishing a routine

Sleep needs vary from child to child and as babies get older they require less sleep and are able to stay awake for longer before tiring.

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Safe sleep environment

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