Getting regular health checks

All parents who live in NSW will get the baby bundle. This is a bag filled with baby products and information to support the health, development and wellbeing of your baby.

You’ll receive the baby bundle when you’re discharged from hospital. If your baby was not born in a hospital, you can request a baby bundle when you register their birth.

Child health record book

In NSW, the free personal health record book you get when your child is born is known as the blue book. It’s also available online in English and 18 other languages.

This is your child’s main health record from when they are born until they start school. You should take the blue book with you to any health checks or medical appointments.

Health checks

    See your local doctor or child and family health centre if your child is sick, injured, or if you have any concerns about their wellbeing.

    You can also call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for 24-hour non-urgent health advice from registered nurses.

    It’s important for your child to attend regular health checks. This can be done by your doctor or a child and family health nurse.

    In the first year, your baby’s health and development is usually checked at:

    • birth
    • 1 to 4 weeks
    • 6 to 8 weeks
    • 6 months
    • 12 months.

    Child and family health centres

    Child and family health centres offer parents and carers in NSW free access to:

    • health, development and wellbeing checks for their child
    • support, education and information on all topics related to parenting.

    Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal children, families and communities

    The Building Strong Foundations service is provided by teams of Aboriginal health workers and child and family health nurses to:

    • provide culturally safe child and family health services
    • support the health, growth and development of Aboriginal children from birth to school entry age.