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Settling Into Childcare | Tresillian

Transitioning your child from your care to childcare can be a difficult process. Tresillian has tip on how you and your baby can cope with the change.

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Strong Links with child care service I Starting Blocks

Children benefit when their routines and experiences at home and at their child care service are supportive of one another.

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Baby bath time | Raising Children Network

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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Baby bath aids | Product Safety Australia

Baby bath aids are not safety devices. Make sure you buy a baby bath aid that that carries the required safety warning.

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Successful toileting - Ngala

Did you know that learning to use the toilet is a developmental and self-care skill? During early childhood, learning this skill gives children more independence than almost any other skill they will learn during the early years

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Bathing a newborn | Raising Children Network

Bathing a newborn can be tricky at first. Read practical tips on bathing a newborn, baby bath temperature, baby bath essentials and safe bathing.

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How much sleep do I need? - Ngala

Sleep during pregnancy is essential for you to function well

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Personal hygiene for children: in pictures | Raising Children Network

Our illustrated guide to personal hygiene for children covers hand-washing, bathing, toileting, cleaning teeth, blowing noses and more. Download or print.

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Autism health & daily care | Raising Children Network

Questions about health and daily care for autistic children? Get articles and videos on toilet training, hygiene, sleep & moods.

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Child sexual grooming: spotting the signs | Raising Children Network

Grooming is when a person gets friendly with a child or family for later sexual abuse. Signs include a person taking special interest in a family or child.

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