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'.
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.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
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.
Undescended testicles refers to one or both testes missing from the scrotum. Treatment, if needed, is important to prevent future health problems.
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.
Types of autism
Learn about the types of autism, which may help you understand your child's diagnosis, and find more resources here.