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Raising Children Network
The Australian parenting website providing comprehensive, expert reviewed info about raising children 0-15 years of age.
The Australian parenting website providing comprehensive, expert reviewed info about raising children 0-15 years of age.

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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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Today is Red Nose Day (30 June).
Red Nose Day is all about reducing sudden or unexpected infant death. Safe sleeping is key. Find out how. #rednoseday

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Strong families: what they are, how they work
How do you make strong families? It isn’t about having a lot of money or possessions. Strong families grow from love, security, communication, connection – and a few rules and routines too.

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If your teenage daughter is having a baby or your teenage son is going to be a father, your family life will go through lots of changes. The pregnancy might not be what you’d expected, but you can play a big role in supporting a healthy teenage pregnancy and helping your child get ready to be a parent.

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Need to know how to introduce solids to your baby? Our essential guide to introducing solids tells you when, and goes from first foods to finger foods.

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Good hygiene habits in childhood are a great foundation for good hygiene in the teenage years. And if you’ve got open, honest communication with your child, it’ll make it easier to talk about the personal hygiene issues that come up in adolescence.

The Lego Batman Movie opens with the Joker hijacking a cargo plane full of explosives flying over Gotham City. The Joker plans to use the explosives to blackmail Gotham into submission. Along for the ride is an army of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains including Scarecrow, the Riddler, the Penguin, Bane, Two-Face, Cat Woman, Poison Ivy, Clayface and Mr Freeze. Read our review of this holiday movie to determine if it's suitable for your child.

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Children always seem to be catching something, especially at this time of year. Some basic health and hygiene tips at home can help keep your child well:
-- Wash your child’s hands.
-- Immunise your child.
-- Have a smoke-free home.
-- Get to know a local GP.
Our articles have more on young children’s health.

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As you get into the last months and weeks of pregnancy, it’s natural to start thinking about giving birth. It’s exciting – but perhaps a little scary too. It can help to know what to expect in labour and birth, and to plan ahead as much as you can. Read and share our overview.

The Boss Baby is a 3D animated comedy based on a 2010 picture book of the same title. Narrated by a man named Tim Templeton (Tobey Maguire), it follows the story of seven-year-old Tim (voice of Miles Christopher Bakshi) as he struggles to adapt to a new baby in his family. Read our review of this holiday film.
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