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Tips for parents, family and friends of sick or premature babies

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We asked parents what tips they have for parents, family and friends of sick or newborn premature babies who require extra care and support. Tips for parents Look after yourself and each other “Mums and Dads need...

Piper’s story: The journey of a sick premature baby separated from her mother at...

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Katelyn and her partner Aiden live in Australind, Western Australia, which is about a two-hour drive from Perth. Katelyn was 28 when she gave birth to Piper. “You are going to have some good days...

Vaccinations during pregnancy

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Two vaccinations are recommended in Australia during pregnancy: whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.   Whooping cough Whooping cough, caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis, can be a very serious disease for babies that can...

Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy

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During pregnancy, you are more likely to catch certain illnesses as your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. Therefore, it is important that before becoming pregnant, you protect yourself against diseases that can...

Types of car seats

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Many different types of car restraints are available. Different types are suitable for use by babies and children up to 10 years of age. In Australia, car restraints are grouped into four distinct types,...

The child car seat checklist

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Which car seat does my child need? All children are required to be safely and correctly restrained in an appropriate car seat when travelling by car. By law, children up to the age of...

Choosing the right car seat

(4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
The right car seat to choose depends on your child’s age and size. It is important to buy the right type of child restraint, as Australian laws not only state that children up to...

Laws governing car seats in Australia

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Using a safe car seat is not just a responsible thing for parents and other adults to do when they travel in a car with children, it has many safety benefits and is a...

Installing a car seat correctly

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Once you have chosen the right type of car seat for your baby or child, you’ll need to put aside time to install it correctly in your car, and secure your child safely in it...

Driving safely with children

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Kids are unpredictable, which means driving safely with children can be challenging, and requires preparation. It’s impossible to predict when a child will do something that distracts you while you’re driving. And unlike a...
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