New Parent Pack

When a baby with Down syndrome is born, parents need accurate and current information about Down syndrome. 
Down Syndrome Australia's 'A guide for new parents booklet' is a national resource that explores the feelings experienced by many parents, answers common questions and concerns and provides practical tips on feeding and development. Our new parent packs contains relevant content including:

  • A copy of the DSA booklet 'A guide for new parents' 
  • A check list of things to do in the early days and suggested resources list
  • A heath check guide and Down syndrome growth charts (for your 'Child Health Record' book)
  • Information about local support groups and our Early Days support workshops
  • Brochures - Getting to know DSV | Breastfeeding your baby with Down syndrome | ECIS | Better Start for families who have a child with Down syndrome | MyTime | It’s OK to complain | 'Through the Maze' booklet

Ideally we would like to personally deliver the pack to all new families, have a chat and answer questions for families but packs can be posted as an alternative.

Click on the above image for a downloadable booklet.

or EMAIL us
to receive your copy

English is not my first language, can you help me?

We have information available for culturally and linguistically diverse families in a variety of different languages.

How do I get a copy?

Most hospitals should have a copy of the Guide for New Parents booklet available to view; ask your hospital for a loan while you are there.
New parents can request a personal copy from us by EMAILphone 1300 658 873 or use the referral button on this page.


If you or you know of a family who would like support and information from Down Syndrome Victoria we'd love to hear from you. Complete a referral form, save and return by email.