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 out more about the program and evidence here, and find out more about the My Baby Now app here.


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.

      Is your area not listed above? Express your interest in bringing INFANT to your area – please submit the form below:

      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:

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      Find out more about the My Baby Now app here.

      Translated Resources

      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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      INFANT Tips

      Featured Recipe: Pumpkin, carrot and parsnip soup  

      Featured Recipe: Pumpkin, carrot and parsnip soup  

      This pumpkin, carrot, and parsnip soup is the ultimate winter delight, perfect for cosying up during the chilly days and nights.   With the combination of pumpkin, carrot, parsnip, and mild spices, it offers a variety of flavours that are perfect for babies that are...

      Featured Recipe: Tuna and Creamed Corn Macaroni

      Featured Recipe: Tuna and Creamed Corn Macaroni

      Are you seeking simple, nutritious, and budget-friendly meal ideas for your family? Look no further than our delightful tuna and creamed corn macaroni recipe, designed to check all the right boxes.  Centered around tuna, this recipe offers a budget-conscious way to...

      Featured Recipe: Rainbow Chips

      Featured Recipe: Rainbow Chips

      Eat the rainbow with this colourful rainbow chip recipe!   These chips are perfect snack or side dish for little ones as they’re soft, easy to hold and packed full of flavour. We recommend cutting them into thick sticks so that they can be introduced via baby-led...

      Featured Recipe: Bircher Muesli

      Featured Recipe: Bircher Muesli

      We’ve made it to the final month of summer and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a simple, chilled breakfast. Bircher muesli is a perfect breakfast for you and your little ones as it contains oats which are great for maintaining energy levels...

      Featured Recipe: Fish Patties

      Featured Recipe: Fish Patties

      What better way to introduce your baby to different textures than with soft and crispy fish patties. These patties are great for baby-led weaning as they’re perfect texture for babies to grab and pop into their mouths by themselves. We love these patties as they’re...


      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!  


      Other resources

      Raising Children Network provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information on children and families. Raising Childen is funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts, and non-commercial.

      Find more resources and keep track of your Maternal and Child Health appointments with the MCH phone app. Learn more here.