Its been exacerbated by the cyber-attack on the HSE.
Delays of up to three months in registering new-borns is causing a major hindrance for parents seeking child benefits.
The cyber attack on the HSE over the summer is being blamed for the huge delay.
The registration hold-up is creating further issues, like accessing services such as free healthcare and passports.
Karen Kiernan, CEO of One Family, says their helpline is being bombarded by calls from concerned and desperate parents