Child Development 

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

Please click on the links below for handy resources about
child development:

Pregnancy

Birthing Sense
Leanne Cummins, a local midwife and childbirth educator, has assembled a team of professionals to make a DVD series - a prenatal/birth education class you can watch in your own home. The website also gives access to a regular newsletter Interview with an Expert.


Pregnancy: in a nutshell, Raising Children Network
A comprehensive set of information covering every aspect of being pregnant.


ABC Parenting - Pregnancy & Birth
Topics include infertility, diet, miscarriages, breastfeeding and a fertility quiz.


The Bub Hub
This website has information and services for pregnant and new parents and carers, including discussions on purchases for young children, what to expect as your baby grows, newsletters and forums. Lots to explore here.


Essential Baby
Resources available on this website for expectant and new parents include: information on conception, pregnancy and birth, and babycare, interactive tools including basal temperature charts, due date calculator and baby name finder, goods and services directory, and chat forums on a variety of parenting topics.

Babies 0-3 months

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of newborn babies.


NSW Department of Community Services
Coping with a new baby. A new baby arriving in the family brings big changes for everyone, particularly for toddlers.


The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Bringing out the best in your Baby - a resource of activities to help your baby's brain development in those important first 12 months.


ABC Parenting - Newborns 0 - 3 months
Information for parents and carers of newborn babies, including health, safety, development, connecting, daily care and relevant ABC articles.


ABC Parenting - Bathing a newborn
Easy to follow guide on how to bath a newborn baby.


ABC Parenting - Baby massage
Easy massage guide to soothe and relax your baby.


ABC Parenting - Wrapping baby
Information and tips on how to wrap your baby.

Babies 3-12 months

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of babies in this age group.


The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Bringing out the best in your Baby - a resource of activities to help your baby's brain development in those important first 12 months.


ABC Parenting - Babies 3 - 12 Months
Information for parents and carers of babies aged 3 - 12 months, including health, safety, development, connecting, daily care and relevant ABC articles.

Toddlers 1-3 years

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of children in this age group.


ABC Parenting - Toddlers 1 - 3 years
Useful Information for parents and carers of toddlers, including health, safety, development, sleep, nutrition and relevant ABC articles.


NSW Department of Community Services
Toddlers and toilet training. Learning to use the toilet is one of the big new steps for toddlers.

Preschoolers 3-5 years

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of children in this age group.


ABC Parenting - Preschoolers 3-5 years
Provides information for parents and carers of children aged 3 - 5 years, topics include safety, development, sleep, health and relevant ABC articles.