Links to trusted information about child development.
Trusted information about baby development from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on baby development by age.
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.
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'.
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.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
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.
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.
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.
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.