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Child development

Links to trusted information about child development.

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Baby development

Trusted information about baby development from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on baby development by age.

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Developing life skills through sports

Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies. Sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents, and teaches them important life skills.

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Health checks for babies

Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a Child Health Record booklet. In Australia, this usually has a blue cover and is often called 'the blue book'.

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Toilet training

Most children start potty training between 2 and 3 years of age. Find out whether your child is ready with these helpful toilet training tips.

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How your baby gains weight

All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.

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Asthma and pregnancy

Most asthma medicines have been shown to be extremely safe for both you and your developing baby but check with your doctor if taking oral corticosteroids.

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Undescended testicles

Undescended testicles refers to one or both testes missing from the scrotum. Treatment, if needed, is important to prevent future health problems.

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Rickets

Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.

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Types of autism

Learn about the types of autism, which may help you understand your child's diagnosis, and find more resources here.

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