Infant Program FAQs

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What does it cost to participate in the Infant Program?
The Infant Program is completely free of charge for all participants.

Where can I attend the Infant Program in Mildura?

In Mildura, the first session of the Infant Program will run off Maternal Child Health First Time Parent’s Classes. But do not worry if you are not part of a First Time Parents Class, you can still participate in the Infant Program.

The first session of the Infant Program is located at the Maternal Child Health Center in Mildura South. The remaining five sessions are located at Sunraysia Community Health Services in Ramsay Court, Mildura.

In the future, we will look to expand into other locations throughout the Mildura Rural City Council Region.

Do I have to be a first time parent to participate in the Infant Program?

No. The Infant Program has been designed for all parents and caregivers to attend, no matter how many children you may have.

The only requirement is that your youngest child/children be aged between 8 – 14 weeks for the first Infant session.

Is the Infant Program only for Mums to attend?

No. We encourage both Mums and/or Dads to participate in the Infant sessions. Caregivers, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, and other family members are also welcome to attend.

Who is facilitating Infant?  

Dieticians from Sunraysia Community Health Services will facilitate the Infant Program in Mildura.

Should I bring my baby to the Infant sessions?

It is encouraged that you bring your baby/babies along to the Infant sessions. At each session you will have the opportunity to participate in activities with your baby/babies, and it is also a wonderful opportunity for them to socialise with other little people their age!

What else should I bring with me to each session?

We will provide you with a parent handbook at your first session to take home with you. We recommend that you bring this parent handbook along to each of the following sessions.

We also advise you to bring a blanket for your baby/babies to lie on for some of the session activities.

What happens if I can’t attend an Infant Program session I am signed up for?  

Contact Healthy Together Mildura on the number below. We will try to add you into the next available session option.

It will be important to fit you into a session as near as possible to your scheduled session to ensure that the class is effective for the age of your child at that time.

Where can I find more information about the Infant Program?

You can find more information and support resources for all the Infant sessions by following the link below. This link will also lead you to the Infant session videos, which you can access and watch at any time – these provide guidance and support on nutrition and active play for your baby at each stage of their development.

http://www.infantprogram.org/index.htm

For further information please contact Jane McCracken at SCHS on (03) 5025 9644