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 2021.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA helps more than 80,000 mothers each year. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, LiveChat, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes, numerous print and digital resources as well as the mum2mum app.
Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800 686 268
Lloyds Northside Clinic offers a wide range of services including general family services, immunisations, advice and more. The doctors are more than happy to confirm your pregnancy and ensure both you and your fetus are healthy and happy until the big day arrives.
A 81 Philip St, Mount Pleasant
P 4942 9910
It’s never too early to start planning your baby’s nursery. You should have all the necessary furniture, complete with comfortable sheets and soft lighting. The team at Harvey Norman is more than happy to help you out with all your bedding and furniture needs to welcome the new member of your family.
A Cnr Heaths Rd & Bruce Hwy, Mackay
P 4951 8800
Caneland Central offers free monthly activities specially designed for little ones. On the first Tuesday of every month, there will be a new and exciting activity suited for children aged 1 – 3.5.
A Mangrove Rd, Mackay
P 4944 7111
With slides, tunnels, ball pits and a fully-fenced toddler area, Kidz Life Play Centre is a wonderland for little ones.
A 75 Evans Ave, North Mackay
P 4953 5575
Library branches in Mackay offer a variety of activities for little ones, including Baby Bounce, Dads ‘N’ Bubs, Multiples Chatterplay, Toddler Time and Story Time.
A Various locations around Mackay
P 4961 9387
Give your child a great start to life with educational, play-based swimming lessons. Jump! Swim School caters to babies from only 3 months of age and conduct lessons in their heated purpose-built indoor pool where the child learns vital life skills.
P 4942 8064
Affordable, engaging and fun music classes for little ones aged 6 months to 5 years. The classes are designed to support optimum development while making friends along the way. Classes for each level are developmentally designed to suit the child’s capabilities while developing.
P 4957 3047
If you’re trying for a baby, Guardian Pharmacy Mackay – Gasworks can offer help and advice. They can help you figure out when you are most fertile, provide advice on lifestyle changes and recommend vitamins for you and your partner. Once you are pregnant, they can recommend vitamins, pain relief methods and advise if your medication is safe to take during pregnancy. Even once your baby is born, they can provide breastfeeding, childhood illness and general baby care advice.
A Shop 7/137 Shakespeare St, Mackay
P 1300 790 618