“Lots of parents call me their Fairy Godmother, and I love that.”
My name is Carla and I’m a PlunketLine nurse.
As PlunketLine nurses our teams commit to being available 24/7 all year round. No matter where you are, what time it is or what your parenting problem is, you can always call us for support and advice.
Sometimes a phone call is all it takes to get you back on track - but for others it can take much more help. I remember taking a call from a first time mum who was really on the edge. After weeks without a proper night’s sleep and hours of non-stop crying she was terrified that she might hurt her baby.
So this is what we did to make sure she could cope and the baby was safe.
Now everybody in that family is getting more sleep, and has less stress. I’m so happy that we were able to turn this situation around. I’ve taken thousands of calls from all over New Zealand - from mums & dads, grannies and granddads and aunties and uncles. Maybe I’ve helped you get through a rough patch?