A RECORD-SIZED parent’s group has been meeting weekly at the Portland Child and Family Complex to swap baby stories and learn the latest information on child-rearing.
Group facilitator, Glenelg Shire Council parent support and child development officer Jodi Nepean, said 17 young babies and their parents — mainly mums — had been meeting over eight weeks to learn about and discuss infant nutrition, sleep settling, first aid, fire safety in the home and child development and play.
They had also been to the Portland Library and would be visiting the Portland Toy Library.
Group participant Rachael Moore said it was great to be able to “get out of the house and have some social interaction.”
“It’s good to know that everyone’s going through the same experience as you,” said another participant.
“Yes, you get reassurance that what you’re doing is not wrong,” another mum added.
While some mums in the group already knew each other, others were making new friends.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer.