Babies and toddlers need good nutrition, sleep and age-appropriate activity for healthy growth and development. Parents can protect the health of young children through immunisation and child safety.

Babies and toddlers (0-3)

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Babies and toddlers basics

Newborn babies

Feeding your baby

Growth and development

Behaviour and learning

Care and wellbeing

Health conditions and complaints


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Bushfire smoke and children

Children (up to 14) are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke from fires. Their symptoms can be worse at lower smoke concentrations compared to other people.

There are steps you can take to avoid smoke and protect their health.

Learn more