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Reading with your little one

The benefits of reading with your child reach far and wide. Not only does it help them develop the literacy skills they need for school, but it also provides other benefit s as well. Belinda Power, Parenting Coordinator at Sydney Local Health District tells us all about why reading in these early years is key – and believe me, it goes beyond just reading a book!

Importance of play

We’ve spoken about it here at Healthy Families Healthy Children before – but the importance of play for children can never be overstated.

Transitioning from a bottle to a cup

Did you know babies should be saying goodbye to their bottles by the time they mark their first birthday? Sydney Local Health District's experts tell us the reasons why and how you can make it happen.

Transitioning from a bottle to a cup

Tummy time

New babies spend a lot of time lying on their backs! To make sure they develop all their muscles, they need to spend some time on their tummies too, as Sydney Local Health District's Team Leader of Paediatric Physiotherapy Kate Wade explains.

Tummy time

Free breakfast for expectant parents

The Expectant Parents Breakfast has been connecting families to local services for over 6 years. Click here to find out if it is available in your area.

New Child Care Subsidy

Have you heard? The Australian Government is introducing a new Child Care Subsidy from 2 July 2018. Click here to find out what this means for your family.

Child and Family Health Nursing

Did you know Sydney Local Health District provides a free nursing service for all children from birth until age five? Whether you have a question about your baby’s sleeping or feeding, want advice on child development or anything in between, we're here to help!