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Growth and development

Blue Books


For every baby born in New South Wales, the parents are given a Personal Health Record – better known as a 'Blue Book' - but has yours found its way to the back of the cupboard? Sydney Local Health District's Child and Family Health Nurse Kim Dunlop explains why it’s important to use them.


Playing with playdough


Using playdough is a basic part of growing up for most children. The good news is, aside from being loads of fun playdough is like a 'super toy' when it comes to development – as Child and Family Health Occupational Therapist Britt Woolfenden explains.


First words


You might not have realised, but the amount of time we spend talking to our little ones plays a big role in their speech development.

First words

Settling and sleeping


Getting used to a new baby at home can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Sydney Local Health District's Child and Family Health Nurse Caroline Parkee talks us through sleeping and settling for your bub.

Settling and sleeping

Putting their best foot forward


For many mums and dads, the thought of fitting exercise into an already busy family schedule can seem like too much.

Putting their best foot forward

Let's play


It seems simple doesn't it? - according to Sydney Local Health District's child and family health experts, that little four letter word is one of the most important things you'll do with your kids.

Let's Play


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