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About the fontanelle

Fontanelles are soft spots on your baby’s head where the skull bones haven’t fused together yet.

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Newborn baby essentials

Find out some of the essentials for looking after your newborn. Find out when your baby will need to have health checkups and immunisations. There is also lots of information on nappies, giving your baby a bath and teeth development.

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Common worries and fears for parents

New parents often worry that they don't know what to do. However, there are practical ways to deal with the challenges so you can enjoy your baby more.

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Sun protection for babies and kids

Babies and young children can easily get sunburnt, even on cooler or overcast days. A few simple steps can help you protect both yourself and your baby.

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How to tell if your child is sick

Here is some helpful guidance on how to tell if your child is unwell, common symptoms and childhood illnesses and when you should seek further advice.

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Recognising serious illness in children

Trusted advice on serious symptoms and illnesses in babies and children including high fevers, diabetes, meningitis, and when to seek professional advice.

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Meningitis in babies and children | Raising Children Network

Meningitis is an emergency. Symptoms include headache, sore neck and sensitivity to light. If you think your child has meningitis, go straight to hospital.

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Meningitis | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a lining called the meninges

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Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Many people living with Spina Bifida also have a condition called Hydrocephalus

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Fever | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a fever? Your child’s normal body temperature can vary depending on both their age and the time of day

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