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Reading to your baby


Often when we talk about reading, we talk about it as something that we do with our children, not our babies. But did you know that there are many benefits of reading to your baby? We spoke to Belinda Power, Parenting Coordinator at Sydney Local Health District to find out why reading to your baby is so important.



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


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!



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.


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