1. Newborns

Health & daily care

Protect your baby’s health by immunising at the right times.
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    A few simple steps will keep your baby’s penis or labia clean. Our practical guide has all you need to know about care and cleaning of baby genitals.

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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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    Dental care starts well before baby teeth arrive, which is usually at 6-10 months. Here’s how to care for your newborn baby’s teeth and gums.

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    How many clothes does a newborn need? And what newborn clothes are best? Get answers to these questions and more in our guide to dressing a newborn.

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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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    In the first 48-72 hours of your baby’s life, you’ll be offered newborn screening to check for rare disorders and illnesses. Here’s what you need to know.

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    Allergies in children – what are they? And what can you do about them? This clear, practical guide explains causes and treatments for children’s allergies.

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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