1. Babies

Health & daily care

Worried your child is really sick? Here’s how to tell.
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    Baby bath time with your older baby can be great fun. Read practical tips on bathing baby, baby bath temperature, baby bath essentials and safe bathing.

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    Not sure how to change a cloth nappy? This illustrated guide to changing cloth nappies takes you through the steps. Download or print out for reference.

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    Brushing teeth is vital to your child’s dental health. Our illustrated guide takes you through the steps for keeping children’s teeth clean and healthy.

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    Read this practical guide to dressing babies for essential information on baby clothes – what to buy, how many to buy and how to dress your baby.

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    Baby massage is often soothing and can be good for bonding. This guide in pictures takes you through the steps. Download or print for easy reference.

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    A good family GP understands the importance of getting to know you and your children. Here’s how to find the right GP for your family.

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    Immunisation protects your child’s health. Find out why your child needs immunisation, what diseases the NIP covers, and how to get your child immunised.

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    Second-hand smoke can cause serious health problems for your child. Here’s how to reduce the risks to children of second-hand smoke or passive smoking.

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    Allergies in children – what are they? And what can you do about them? This guide explains causes and treatments for allergies in children and teenagers.

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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