Mile­stone in help­ing par­ents

Joondalup Times - - NEW ARRIVALS -

THE Glen­garry Early Par­ent­ing Cen­tre has wel­comed its 150th ad­mis­sion six months af­ter open­ing.

Marmion mother-of-two Brie Carter and her three­month-old son Char­lie were the 150th ad­mis­sion to the Dun­craig ser­vice, which opened in May.

The 30-year-old said she sought help be­cause her son was hav­ing sleep­ing is­sues both day and night.

He re­cently slept for longer than 45 min­utes dur­ing the day for the first time.

“The staff were re­ally sup­port­ive and knowl­edge­able and I learnt a lot about read­ing his ‘tired cues’ and dif­fer­ent strate­gies to set­tle and re­set­tle him,” she said.

“I also have a 17-mon­thold at home; he was a good sleeper but when I had him there was no other baby to care for, so I could rock him to sleep.

“This time around has been much harder.

“Then I heard about the Glen­garry Early Par­ent­ing through a friend of my mother-in-law, who had great suc­cess at the cen­tre with her baby.

“It’s a ded­i­cated fa­cil­ity and they can watch ev­ery sin­gle nap and be there to give strate­gies straight away.”

Clin­i­cal nurse man­ager Miriam Krouzecky said she was not sur­prised by the num­ber of par­ents book­ing into the ser­vice, which is within Ram­say Health Care’s Glen­garry Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal.

“The strong de­mand in­di­cates that there is a real need in the com­mu­nity for this ser­vice,” she said.

“Ev­ery baby is dif­fer­ent, which can be very chal­leng­ing for par­ents.”

She said the cen­tre helped ba­bies with sleep, feed­ing, re­flux, and colic.

Nurse unit man­ager Miriam Krouzecky, mid­wife Amy Gard­ner, Brie Carter with baby Char­lie and child health nurse Ni­cole Weis.

Pic­tures: Mar­tin Ken­nealey d487757

Jaala Gomez, of Ex­mouth, with daugh­ter Zaria at Joon­dalup Health Cam­pus.

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Caris and Evan Lynch, of Banksia Grove, and Har­riet at Joon­dalup Health Cam­pus.

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Tom and Julie Stokes, of Hil­larys, with Solomon at Glen­garry Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal.

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