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.
Health checks for babies
Information on your Child Health Record booklet and regular health checks, when your child should be checked, plus links to trusted resources.
Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Learn how to look after your child's feet, keep them in tiptop condition and start them off on the right foot.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain. Find out what to expect and how to deal with sudden weight changes.
Trusted information about child abuse, including signs of child abuse and getting help from leading Australian health organisations.
Speech development in children
Babies will learn to make sounds and talk at their own rate but there are some general patterns of speech development for babies and children. Find out more.
What Were We Thinking!
Jean Hailes' free app, What Were We Thinking!, provides information to help new parents. It is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iOS Store.
How your baby’s teeth develop
Babies are usually born with 20 baby teeth. They start to come through the gums at about 6 months and have usually all appeared by 2 to 3 years of age.
Immunisation for your child
Answers to common questions about child immunisation and vaccinations, recommended diseases to be immunised against, plus links to trusted resources.