For parents and caregivers

About INFANT

INFANT (INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition) is designed to help parents and 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 parents/caregivers led by health 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.
      Is your area not listed above? Express your interest in bringing INFANT to your area – please submit the form below:

      If you are health 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.

      Parents and caregivers with a baby less than 12 months old can access the My Baby Now app by:

      My Baby Now screenshots
      Find out more about the My Baby Now app here.
       

      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 parent 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.