Welcome to the Nestlé Baby Website

Welcome to our Baby Website where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

Know your baby’s nutritional needs and download our 'Breastfeeding' brochure here

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, could reduce the supply of breast-milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

Our Baby Website mentions food, toddler milks and sometimes infant formula.

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Toddler Health Concerns

Sick toddlerAs your baby grows into a toddler, there will be times when you are concerned about their health and whether they need medical attention for a fever or allergy. These times are concerning for a parent. This chapter will provide you with some information on some of the more common health concerns toddlers experience. This should not however replace any medical or other health care professional advice you have sought and if you are ever in doubt about your toddler’s health, it’s a trip to the doctor that is needed to allay any concerns.

Looking Out for Childhood Illness

Babies, toddlers and young children get sick – it’s part of our body’s development. Exposure to childhood diseases and germs makes your toddler’s immune system stronger and more equipped to fight the next invader. Ensure your toddler has plenty of rest, fresh fruit and vegetables, love and attention, fresh air and adequate sleep to help them avoid and get through those sick times. Trust your gut instinct (otherwise known as the second brain) when deciding whether or not to take your toddler to the doctor.

What to look out for when your toddler is sick

Your toddler can rapidly deteriorate in health and they can also recover very quickly from illness. It is important to be alert to changes in your toddler’s behaviour and general health and well-being so you can monitor and aid their recovery. If you notice any of the symptoms listed below you should seek medical advice. Even if there is nothing serious found, peace of mind and knowledge can be enough to make a visit worthwhile. Parenting is a lot about gaining confidence and knowledge for the next time something happens.

  • Your toddler is refusing fluids and having less trips to the toilet;
  • Refusing food for several days;
  • Becoming listless, lethargic or unusually difficult to rouse;
  • Inconsolably crying or screaming for hours and gaining no comfort from usual settling measures;
  • Changes in skin colour such as a yellowish or bluish tinge, or reddish rash;
  • Has a temperature above 39°C and rising or associated with fitting, or there is a family history of febrile convulsions;
  • Remains febrile for a couple of days or more;
  • Has liquid and frequent bowel motion that is causing nappy rash and abdominal pains;
  • Has projectile vomiting after consecutive meals with no bowel movements;
  • Is crying after pebble-like bowel actions. If the bowel action contains blood or stringy white mucous, is frothy, frequent and more offensive in smell than normal;
  • Has acold that interferes with breathing or feeding;
  • Has an unexplainable raised rash on parts or all of the body;
  • Has a red discolouration of either eye with a creamy discharge;
  • Has a fall and is now crying in certain feeding or holding positions;
  • Sustains a burn or a wound that you are unsure how to care for;
  • You just have a gut feeling.

Toddler Immune System

Help strengthen your toddler’s immune system The digestive system is responsible for a large percentage of your toddler’s immune function – in fact up to 80% of the body’s immune cells are found here. It is therefore very important to …

Toddler Fever

Normal body temperature range The normal temperature range for your toddler is between 36 – 37°C but this can vary depending on where and when the temperature is taken –underarm and ear are the most accurate, although forehead is the …


Constipation in Toddlers Your toddler may poo once a day or once every few days. Constipation is not how often your toddler does a poo but what it comes out like. Signs and symptoms of constipation in your toddler: Hard, …


Diarrhoea in Toddlers Diarrhoea is a very loose foul smelling mess contained in and often oozing out of your toddlers nappy or underpants. And if that is not bad enough it can occur many times in a day. Toddler diarrhoea …