1. School Age

Health & daily care

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    Our illustrated guide to personal hygiene for children explains handwashing, baths, using the toilet, cleaning teeth and more. Read, download or print out.

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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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    Bedwetting happens when children don’t wake in the night to wee. There are many bedwetting treatments – talk to your GP about what’s best for your child.

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    Teaching children how to tie shoelaces is simple with our illustrated guide. Our pictures explain the steps in the bunny ears method of tying shoelaces.

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    Being an advocate means speaking up for your child. You might need to advocate if your child isn’t able to speak for himself.

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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 clear, practical guide explains causes and treatments for children’s allergies.

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    Your child needs good mental health. You can promote children’s mental health with positive relationships, behaviour support, a healthy lifestyle and more.

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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