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Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network provides tips and tools for everyday parenting from pregnancy to teens.

Raising Children Network website’s trusted and up-to-date videos, apps and articles help parents navigate the day-to-day decisions of raising children and looking after their own needs.

More than 30 000 parents visit every day to explore reliable information about children’s health, sleep, behaviour, eating, physical activity, family relationships, raising teenagers and much more.

Health and education professionals who work with families also recommend the website and distribute its information to parents.

Raising Children Network is free of advertising and commercial interests.

Some parents who use have commented:

  • “I use it whenever I have a parenting issue. I think it’s the best parenting website I have found.”
  • “Having somewhere safe to look for advice makes me feel strong as a parent.”
  • “Raising Children Network often reinforces what I am already doing which gives me confidence.”

The website is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Its member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

A guide to understanding and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Includes information on safe sleeping and passive smoking.

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Work and home balance tips for parents | Raising Children Network

A discussion of how work can impact on parents' ability to give children positive attention, and suggestions to help parents balance work and family, juggle work, family and children, and achieve a family and work life balance.

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Returning to work after having baby | Raising Children Network

Returning to work after having a baby? Heres what to expect when you return to work, with information and tips on child care, work-life balance and stress.

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Milia in newborns and babies | Raising Children Network

Milia are tiny white lumps that can appear on babies faces soon after birth. Theyre harmless and go away by themselves. Milia dont need treatment.

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Birth at a Birth Centre | Raising Children Network

A guide to giving birth in a birth centre, including pregnancy care and appointments, costs, carers involved, booking in and real parent stories.

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Helping Children with Autism: a guide | Raising Children Network

The Australian Governments Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package helps you get services and support for your child with autism in areas not yet part of the NDIS.

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30 Weeks Pregnant | Raising Children Network

Pregnant? Find out what's happening with you and your baby, and what appointments and tests to expect in each week of pregnancy.

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Bicycles, scooters & skateboards: safety | Raising Children Network

Safety on bicycles, scooters and skateboards is about protective gear, safety lessons and riding in safe places. Get started with our step-by-step guide.

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Men: planning your family support network | Raising Children Network

Late pregnancy is a time when men can plan a family support network to help them and their families after baby arrives. Our Dads Guide has tips and ideas.

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Nutrition, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding for newborn babies | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide to newborn nutrition, which gives parents the basics on breastfeeding or bottle-feeding a newborn baby, including information on breastfeeding problems and solutions and supplementary feeding.

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