Discovering you’re pregnant is an exciting time for any couple. Whether it’s the first time or the fifth time, knowing you’ve created a little human is pretty incredible. To help you prepare for their impending arrival and their first years we’ve collated a list of the best local businesses to help you on your parenting journey – our updated Fertility to First Years Guide for 2021.
Childsworld accommodates children from the age of 6 weeks old (Nursery) to Kindergarten, Pre-School, along with Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs. The centres have five separate, private, well-equipped, age-specific rooms that offer all children a stimulating learning environment which enhances every child’s development and their individual needs.
A 2 Borrowdale Close, Bentley Park
P 4045 4045
Redlynch Daycare Centre caters for children from 6 weeks to school entry age. This Centre provides a safe and secure environment as an extension of each childs’ family setting. They provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snacks to all children. The staff engage with children in centre activities to assist in building children’s play skills.
A Cnr Kamerunga & Fairweather Roads, Redlynch
P 4055 2020
Getting pregnant naturally is not a walk in the park for everyone – it takes time. But you can start preparing yourself for pregnancy earlier than you think. It’s a good idea to start taking a prenatal vitamin 3 months before you start trying. It helps you create a nutritional haven for you and your baby; and is good for strong fetal development. If you’ve been trying for a while and struggling to conceive, it’s good to check-in with your Doctor.
A 5 Walker Rd, Edmonton
P 4055 4400
Little Pearls Swim School is focused on giving your child the best water experience in a caring environment delivered by compassionate instructors. Swimming is a skill for life and swimming lessons are not only important for swimming skills but have been proven through research to improve your child’s development and learning in areas like language and other important life skills. Lessons start at 4 months of age.
A 1 Cumberland Ave, Smithfield
P 4038 1241
The Early Parenting Centre at Cairns Private Hospital has a multi-disciplinary team of experts to support parents with infants aged from six weeks to two years during a four-night residential stay. The program includes 24-hour one-to-one support and daily group education sessions, addressing concerns such as infant feeding, settling, maternal exhaustion/anxiety and adjustment to parenting.
Mindfulness, yoga and infant massage sessions are also available. Ask your doctor for a referral.
A 1 Upward St, Cairns (Cairns Private Hospital)
P 4052 5200
Private Maternity Care your way at Cairns Private Hospital. Quality time and expert support before, during and after birth – with choice of obstetrician and their ‘Know my Midwife’ Program.
Maternity Care Navigator offers a personal, convenient one point of contact through your journey. Enjoy a delicious menu including complimentary ‘snacks as you please’ room service and even a luxury hotel stay option – where you can spend two nights at Riley Crystalbrook with midwife visits. They also have a Postnatal Drop In Clinic for up to 12 months post-birth and Lactation Clinic
A 1 Upward St, Cairns (Cairns Private Hospital)
P 4052 5200
Little Aussie Monster stocks a wide range of modern cloth nappies to suit from baby to adult. They are experts in reusable cloth products for families including reusable sanitary pads, nursing pads, swimming nappies, training pants and more. They are one of the largest cloth nappy stockist in Australia and have a shop front located in Earlville and ship products Worldwide.
A Shop 1-494/496
P 4221 2588
Dr Hong can offer you an empowered pregnancy journey. Her complete obstetric services and her vast experience in pregnancy care and management, including high risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries, means you can have every confidence in your pregnancy care. She is also an expert at keyhole and laparoscopic procedures, so you can rest assured you’ll be in experienced hands. Dr Hong can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and basic Japanese.
A Level 2, Cairns Central Plaza
P 4230 0030
Cairns Doctors can assist with a range of women’s health services before, during and after birth. They offer antenatal care which includes regular monitoring and treatment to detect and prevent pregnancy complications. They also offer lactation and breastfeeding advice, and can treat prolapse and incontinence. Once baby has arrived, you can take them to see Dr Arno Ebner at Cairns Doctors for all their paediatric needs.
A 2/532 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
P 4242 5300
Staff at Calanna Wholehealth Pharmacy are more than happy to help you stay healthy and happy during your pregnancy. They can provide recommendations for vitamins, pain relief, how to improve your fertility and more. Once your baby has arrived, they can also provide help on breastfeeding, baby products and supplies for common illnesses mum or bub may encounter.
A Woree, North Cairns, Cairns City, Edmonton, Atherton, Innisfail
To ensure your baby’s oral health, you’re going to want to make sure they’ve seen a dentist visit by the time their first tooth erupts, or by 12 months of age – whichever comes first. So, get your child familiarised with a dental setting by booking them in for their first
check-up at Pyramid Family Dental – they can make it a fun experience! You can also assist your baby’s oral health by getting the whole family to brush their teeth twice a day with their own toothbrushes, as well as booking them in for their regular six-month check-ups at Pyramid Family Dental. They can also look after you during your pregnancy to ensure your teeth are in tip-top condition.
A 46 Norman St, Gordonvale
P 4237 1810
Small Steps is a family group that provides a social environment for babies, toddlers, kids and adults. Offering entertainment and educational activities to engage children as well as discounts at participating retailers and access to invitation-only events – join FREE today on their website.
A 106 Barnard Dr, Mount Sheridan
P 4036 3150
Bounce, climb and slide on 10 exciting inflatables in air-conditioned comfort. There is a dedicated Tiny Tots Area for under 5’s.
A 164 Mayers St, Manunda
P 4032 2844
The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity with a vision for a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For over 200 years, they have been achieving positive outcomes for people with disability, older Australians, children and families, and carers across New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland.
P 1800 236 762
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Wuchopperen provides holistic care for women and children through multiple services. These include maternal and child health, antenatal and postnatal care, immunisations for adults and children, social and emotional wellbeing, specialist clinics and paediatric clinics. They also offer a Healthy Happy Families program which focuses on respectful relationships and keeping children safe and secure, as well as a First Time Mums program which offers support to mothers until their baby has turned two years old.
A 6 Moignard St, Manoora or 7 Stokes St, Edmonton
P 4080 1000 (Manoora) or 4040 3100 (Edmonton)