Babies' and toddlers' health
Knowing and understanding the health risks of young children is an important part of being a parent. Learn about health issues like breastfeeding, croup and fevers in young children.
Assisted vaginal delivery (antenatal use)
An assisted vaginal delivery is a common procedure and is usually a safe method of delivery for you and your baby.
Baby teeth start to come through the gums at about 6 months and have usually all appeared by 2 to 3 years of age. Learn how to care for baby teeth.
Water safety for babies and children
Babies can drown in as little as 5cm (two inches) of water. Drowning is silent so you won’t necessarily hear any noise or struggle.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
Developmental milestones in babies and children
Track your baby’s growth and learnings with developmental milestones. Discover when to expect progress, recognise issues, and seek professional help.
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Feeding your newborn baby
One of the most important choices you need to make as a new parent is how you will feed your baby. Find out about the different options available.
Breastfeeding your baby
Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition your baby needs during their first 6 months of life. Find out all you need to know about breastfeeding.
Your baby and the first few weeks
The first few weeks at home with your newborn can be an exciting but daunting time, particularly if you are new parents. Find out what care and support are available to you after you leave hospital.