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Sleep tips for children

Sleep is vital for a child’s growth, learning and development. Find out how much sleep children need, and discover new ways to help them sleep well.

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Children and sleep

Trusted information about children and sleep from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on sleep tips and sleep terrors.

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Back to school health tips

Is your child starting or returning to school? Here are 5 top tips to help your child navigate their way into a healthy and happy school year.

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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.

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Sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea occurs when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. Discover more about symptoms, complications and treatment.

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Obesity in children

An estimated 28% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.

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Anxiety in children

Anxiety is a normal part of life that can sometimes affect children. Learn more about the signs of anxiety in children and how to help them.

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Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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