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The parenting sites that are keeping young Aussie families informed

With the rollout of fast broadband, more Aussies nation-wide will soon be able to lean on the wonders of the web to help make, grow and raise a family. We’ve searched high and low to bring you 10 top sites new parents need to know about.

According to a recent survey by MI9 60% of Aussie mothers say that the internet allows them to make better decisions, 62% of mums say they couldn’t live without the internet and 76% say the internet is now an important part of their life.

The rollout of fast broadband to Australian homes will allow more parents and parents-to-be to reap the benefits of the abundance of advice and support available at the click of a button.

From nappy delivery services, 24-hour help lines to advice on paid parental leave, we’ve done some serious surfing to put together 10 of the best parenting sites you need to know:

1. Healthdirect; this site offers information on conception, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care, as well as a 24-hour helpline.

2. Family Assist; The Australian Government Department of Human Services website is a must-read resource and has everything you need to know about paid parental leave.

3. Birth; Looking for advice on planning a pregnancy, real life stories, handy due date calculator, and even an easy to navigate labor 101 guide? Then this is the site for you.

4. FoodStandards; a great read on what you can and can’t, should and shouldn’t eat when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding.

5. Nappyonline; well, it’s the last thing that you ever thought you’d be shopping online for, but to save time and a trip to the supermarket, this handy site delivers in bulk!

6. Bubhub; a useful and comprehensive resource that covers news and advice on every stage of parenthood.

7. Raising Children; a site that features a bank of resources for new parents, including tips and advice from early childhood agencies.

8. Kidspot; includes community forms, lifestyle news, recipes, products and reviews for mums, by mums.

9. Essentialbaby; everything from an ovulation calculator to news and advice on every stage of parenting.

10. Careermums; this is a handy online career centre and jobs board for working parents and those who want to return to work.


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