Sometimes coping with a young baby and family needs can be difficult or stressful. You try to manage but you feel it's just getting too hard.

That's where the Waikato Family Centre can help.  We provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment to help you and your family cope with these demands.

You and baby will receive an immediate professional assessment by our Nurse Manager. You will get sound, practical, professional advice and support to help identify the cause of any problems and how to overcome them.

At the Waikato Family Centre we provide help for mothers, babies and their families. So don't wait until things get too much. If you think there's a problem - let us help.

We are culturally based - mothers are encouraged to bring a support person if they feel there is a need, or if there are language difficulties.

We can also provide an interpreter if there are language difficulties.

We provide:

  • Assessment by our Nurse Manager or Registered Nurses

  • Advice - non judgemental, expert support and advice

  • Practical management - support to reach a successful resolution of the problem

  • Relaxed and welcoming environment in which you can feed and settle your baby

  • Assistance to help baby sleep if needed

Here to Help

The Waikato Family Centre offers a free, friendly and helpful family support for any family/Whanau with a child under 24 months of age. Our trained and experienced staff can provide personal help and advice on a number of parenting concerns.

  • Breast-feeding

  • Crying and colic

  • Post-natal distress

  • Sleeping

  • Reflux

  • Slow weigh gain

  • Nutrition

  • Bottle-feeding

  • Parenting skills

  • Family health

What Mothers have said:

"You made it easy for me to ask for help"

"I got the support and help I desperately needed for breastfeeding"

"At a vulnerable time I got the advice and guidance that I really needed"