Children and sleep
Trusted information about children and sleep from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on sleep tips and sleep terrors.
Healthy sleep habits
Also known as ‘sleep hygiene’, good sleep habits – while not easy to master – can boost your productivity and how you feel. Start with these tips.
Sleep apnoea occurs when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. Discover more about symptoms, complications and treatment.
Obesity in children
An estimated 25% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.
Diarrhoea and vomiting in children
Trusted information on diarrhoea and vomiting in children and babies including causes and treatments, plus where to get more help and support.
Depression in children
If your child has symptoms of depression, it's best to seek professional help. Find out tips that can help by reading this page.
Bedwetting in older children
Bedwetting in older children (over 6) can happen if the child does not wake up when they need to urinate. But there are several things you can do.
Childhood obesity and overweight children
Trusted information on childhood obesity and steps to take to help overweight children, where to get support, and links to more information.
Adults with Prader-Willi may experience sleeping and breathing problems, and have an insatiable appetite, which can lead to life-threatening obesity.
Looking after a sick child
Trusted information on looking after a sick child including how to make them feel more comfortable, getting expert help and dealing with minor accidents.