Welcome to The Baby Manual! Learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

As every new parent knows, there are a lot of people willing to give you their opinion on everything from breastfeeding to sleeping, crying, pooping and even the state of your postpartum body. You’ll be relieved to know that our courses are delivered by experts, with expert knowledge, not opinion.

Adelaide midwife Donna Mansell founded The Baby Manual after noticing a gap in the market for up-to-date professional advice for new parents. Advice they could follow from the comfort of their own home, as they discover the joys and challenges of life with a newborn.

With 16-years’ experience as a midwife and lactation consultant, Donna is passionate about helping people step into parenthood with calm and confidence. She understands the importance of expert support through pregnancy, childbirth and infanthood.

Using her network and her experience, Donna has gathered credible, informed and approachable experts across a range of fields. The result is professional, clinical advice at the click of a button.

Expert advice

By now you’ve probably heard all sort of well-meaning advice from all sorts of well-meaning people. And you’re wondering whose opinion to listen to. The Baby Manual gives you advice from experts in each field. You won’t find magical cures, but you will find solid, practical guidance you can apply straight away.

Family support

Our advice goes beyond help for you as a new mum. We know that your partner plays a vital role in caring for your infant while supporting your needs. We give them specific information to help them help you.

Self-paced videos

Find out what to expect as your baby develops and learn why and how things change. Tune into to our expert video advice each week or even each day at a time that suits you. Because we know life with a newborn can be unpredictable.

Get expert advice from expert contributors

Connect with the specialists you need, when you need them.

Find the help you need

Feel more confident and calm with expert advice at the click of a button.

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