Baby latching on to the breast

Make sure your baby is properly latched. Watch a video showing you how.

A mother and her toddler

All children from 6 months of age can benefit from yearly flu immunisation. It is especially important for children with certain long-term health conditions. It's also important for women in pregnancy. 

Boy lying down with thermometer in mouth

If your child has COVID-19, it can be a worrying time for you. But most children with COVID-19 will have a mild illness. Find out about how to care for your child at home and when to see a doctor.

If your child or someone in your house has COVID-19 symptoms, they need a rapid antigen test (RAT). Anyone can get a free pack of RATs from a range of locations, including testing sites, marae and pharmacies.  

Family - mother and 5 children sitting on steps

Children and teenagers' emotional wellbeing is better when whānau can get the right support. Now all Kiwi families have access to free parenting support to improve emotional wellbeing for our tamariki.

Looking for something to help your child make sense of COVID-19? Check these resources - from videos for kids about the science behind coronavirus to online stories that can be important conversation starters in your household.