Across Australia, all parents are provided with a Child Personal Health Record, which will be unique to the state you live in. In NSW it is also known as a Blue Book. The Child Personal Health Record is a terrific resource for you to bring to appointments with all the varied health services your baby may need. It’s also a great way to keep up to date with your child’s developmental milestones.
There are development checks in your book that you can discuss with your GP and/or child and family health nurse. You’ll also find easy to read information on promoting your child’s growth and development, as well as useful tips on local support and health services.
Another helpful NSW Health parent resource is the Learn the Signs, Act Early website. This site offers short videos on each age group – a guide that may help your confidence in supporting your baby’s development. You’ll also find downloadable information and brochures.