Routine health checks for babies and children
Routine health checks with a child health nurse or GP will check your child's growth and development and keep up to date with their routine vaccinatio...
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.
How to know when your baby is well - video
Knowing that your baby is well gives you confidence and peace of mind as a parent.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a name for your baby and how to register your baby's name in your state or territory.
Immunisation and vaccinations for your child
Vaccinations and immunisation protect babies and children. Read more on why and when to vaccinate your child, and about side effects and costs.
Washing your baby
You don't need to bathe your baby every day but you should wash their face, neck, hands and bottom carefully every day.
Umbilical cord care
The umbilical stump will heal naturally, but there are some steps you can take to prevent any problems during the healing process.
About the fontanelle
Fontanelles are soft spots on your baby’s head where the skull bones haven’t fused together yet. Learn what to expect and the signs that might mean yo...
Poos and wees
Babies have very delicate skin and need changing soon after they wet themselves or passed a stool (poo) to prevent nappy rash and stop them from smell...
Nappies play a big role in your baby's life during the first two years. Learn about the different types, how to choose, the environmental impact and s...
Hiccups occur when the diaphragm suddenly and involuntarily contracts (tightens), resulting in a hiccup sound being produced at the top of the windpip...