Mums, dads, and carers
INFANT (INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition) is designed to help families with feeding and active play to give their baby the best start to life.
INFANT consists of four face-to face group sessions for mums, dads and carers led by a professional, with content reinforced via a mobile app (called My Baby Now).
Find an INFANT program near you
INFANT sessions are now being offered within Local Government Areas across Victoria. Search your postcode below to find the closest session to you.
If you are a professional and interested in bringing INFANT to your community, please register for the training.
Access the My Baby Now app
The My Baby Now app offers you trustworthy and up-to-date information about feeding and active play with your baby.
My Baby Now is an app developed by experts in child nutrition and active play at Deakin University and the University of Sydney, and with input from parents and Maternal and Child Health Nurses.
Find out more about the My Baby Now app – Learn more here.
Mums, dads and carers with a baby less than 18 months old can access the My Baby Now app by:
- Clicking this link: https://redcap.deakin.edu.au/surveys/?s=47RJKAFTXD
- Downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play and registering for a new account.
Western Public Health Unit in collaboration with INFANT have translated the highly visual INFANT booklets into 6 priority languages: Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Simplified-Chinese, Urdu and Vietnamese. The booklets support mums, dads and carers with evidenced based feeding and play advice for babies aged 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of age and have been carefully curated to complement the four INFANT group sessions. These translated resources are in an initial pilot phase and will be evaluated and refined over time.
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Be a part of our research
When you download the My Baby Now app, you can also opt to be involved in our important research. All you need to do is download the app and complete a brief registration form, which creates your account for accessing the app.
If you are a first-time mum, dad or carer with a baby younger than 4 months old and living in Victoria, you will be asked if you would like to contribute to important research by completing two 20-minute surveys: one when your baby is 12 months and another at 18 months. For each completed survey, participants will receive a $10 grocery voucher.
Hearing a bit about you, your baby and your baby’s feeding and play is so valuable as it helps our researchers to find out more about how to best support parents like you and continue to give babies the best start to life!
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