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.
Health information in relation to a number of different life stages and life events, such as babies and toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, seniors and end-of-life issues.
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.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.
Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.
Allergic reactions to cow's milk
About 1 in 50 infants has an allergic reaction to cow’s milk. Learn more here about allergy to milk proteins.
Red Nose Safe Sleeping App
The Red Nose Safe Sleeping app gives information on how to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and fatal sleeping accidents.
Supporting Red Nose Day saves little lives
Every day in Australia, 9 infants or children die suddenly and unexpectedly. The aim of Red Nose Day is to reduce this number to zero. Here's how you can help.
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'.
Your baby and the first few weeks
The first few weeks at home with your newborn can be an exciting but daunting time, particularly if you are new parents. Find out what care and support are available to you after you leave hospital.