Trusted information about baby development from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on baby development by age.
Links to trusted information about baby feeding.
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'.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
How your baby's teeth develop
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.
Colic in babies
Excessive crying could be a sign that your baby has colic. Everyone agrees that colic exists but no one knows what causes it. Some doctors think it's a kind of stomach cramp.
Colds and flu in babies and children
Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.
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.
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.
Play with babies and toddlers
Not only is playing fun, but it's also the most effective way for children to learn. By playing, children can practise all the skills they'll need as they grow up.