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Babies and swimming

Find out all you need to know about getting your baby used to water and starting swimming lessons. Learn how to keep them safe around water.

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Raising kids in tropical Australia

Growing up in northern Australia can be a magical and safe experience. But parents need to be aware of the risks posed by life in the tropics.

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Water safety for babies and children

Babies can drown in as little as 5cm (two inches) of water. Drowning is silent so you won’t necessarily hear any noise or struggle.

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Helping toddlers manage new situations

Toddlers can experience strong emotions like shyness, anxiety and fear when they’re trying new things. Here's how you can help them manage new situations.

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Dealing with hot weather during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnant women are more at risk of becoming overheated because of the physical and hormonal changes which occur during pregnancy.

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Ear infections in babies and children

Otitis media and outer ear infections are common in babies and young children. There are ways to manage your child's discomfort and stop infections.

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Epilepsy in children

Find out about epilepsy in children, including the symptoms, causes and treatments, as well as what to do when you child has a seizure.

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Having a healthy pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy means following a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, knowing what to avoid and making sure your vaccinations are up to date. Find out more here.

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Playing sport during pregnancy

Playing sport during pregnancy can have many benefits, but you need to be careful when choosing your sport and how you participate. Find out more here.

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Pregnancy at week 6

By week 6, your baby is growing quickly and you may notice the early signs of your pregnancy, such as feeling nauseous.

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