Advice & tips for your baby

Having a baby means your life will probably never be the same again. Babies don’t come with a manual, though if you watch your baby you will find out that he or she is a skilled communicator providing signals to guide you in providing the care that’s needed.

Tresillian suggests you ask: what might my baby experiencing; and how are they feeling? Here are our top tips and advice on the best way to approach issues such as settling baby, breastfeeding, baby’s feed, play and sleep routine and more.

Advice & Tips

Commonly asked questions

  • Can I book myself into Tresillian?

    No, a referral is required from a health professional such as your doctor or Child and Family Health Nurse. Tresillian offers a range of services that provide direct clinical care. The type of service best suited to your needs is decided by a Tresillian Nurse in consultation with you, once your referring doctor or health professional has completed the necessary referral information. If you have a concern or question about your baby, call the Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on 1300 2PARENT - 1300 272 736 (7am-11pm) or visit Tresillian Live Advice hosted by for free online advice from a Tresillian Nurse.

  • How much does it cost?

    Clinical services in the Residential Units are covered by Medicare or the family’s private health fund. Parents pay a small accommodation and meals charge per day. Prior to admission you will be advised of the current rate. Tresillian’s Outreach and Day Stay services are free.