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Find out about the birth environment in a homebirth, and compare your options across different settings in our Birth Choices guide.

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Diarrhoea in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Diarrhoea is large, runny, frequent or watery poo. Its common in children. Make sure your child has enough to drink as she recovers from diarrhoea.

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Hair loss or alopecia: children & teens | Raising Children Network

Sometimes alopecia or hair loss in children can be quite normal. But if youre worried about your child losing hair, its a good idea to see your GP.

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Babies sleep | Raising Children Network

Baby sleep patterns will probably change as your baby gets older. Our articles, videos and guides explain what to expect and how to handle baby sleep issues.

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Childhood obesity in Australia | Raising Children Network

Childhood obesity is when children have too much body fat. Read how a healthy family lifestyle helps kids avoid obesity and benefits health and wellbeing.

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Tetanus in children | Raising Children Network

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Pregnancy: premature labour & birth | Raising Children Network

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