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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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Children's feet

Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Find out more about how to look after your child's feet and how to keep them in tiptop condition.

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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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Child abuse

Child abuse is any behaviour that harms or could harm a child or young person, either physically or emotionally. Read how to recognise the signs and report it.

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Speech development in children

Kids learn to talk and develop at their own rate, but there are some general patterns of speech development for babies and children. Find out more.

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Anxiety in teenagers

Anxiety disorder can be especially serious for teenagers as they are still developing. Learn more about how anxiety can affect teenagers and how to get help.

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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.

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