Raising children

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Types of car seats
Types of car seats (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

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, as well as combination types. Using a ... Read More »

The child car seat checklist
The child car seat checklist (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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 seven must be fastened in an ... Read More »

Choosing the right car seat
Choosing the right car seat (3 votes, average: 4.33 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 seven years of age must travel ... Read More »

Laws governing car seats in Australia
Laws governing car seats in Australia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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 legal requirement in all Australian states ... Read More »

Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart)
Teeth brushing in babies and kids (with free downloadable chart) (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Why is brushing teeth important? Brushing teeth is the basis of good oral hygiene and contributes to overall health. The process of brushing removes bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum infections if left in the mouth. It reduces ... Read More »

Installing a car seat correctly
Installing a car seat correctly (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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 every time you drive. It is ... Read More »

Driving safely with children
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 ringing phone, you can’t just ignore ... Read More »

Making the morning rush a positive experience for parents and children
Making the morning rush a positive experience for parents and children (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Weekdays can be stressful for both parents and children. There’s a lot to get done and time is short. In the rush of preparing school lunches, getting children (and parents) dressed for the day ahead and ensuring everyone gets a ... Read More »

Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family
Living with depression: Nina’s journey with depression and raising a family (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nina raises a family and experiences depression. She and her husband speak openly about her illness with their three sons and Nina says that while coping with depression isn’t easy, talking about it has brought them closer together as a ... Read More »

 
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