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Child and youth health Children, Youth and Women's Health Service. Government of South Australia [2012]

Practical health information for young people, their families and carers. The first section on parenting and child health discusses issues on family relationships, growth and child development, emotions and behaviour, nutrition, lifestyle, infections and immunisation, illness and health problems, safety, first aid and disabilities. The kids health section is designed for children to access their own information on topics including family, body, food, health, school, feelings, safety, becoming a teenage, fun games and an illustrated easy read section. The teen and young adult health sections discuss issues related to body, mind, relationships, drugs and alcohol, sexuality and living in society.

Noah's Ark Toy Library Noah's Ark Toy Library and Resource Centre Inc.

On line access to the entire catalogue of toys and specialised resources can be viewed from this website. The toy library provides resources for children with special needs to help them with physical and intellectual development. Information about membership to Noah's Ark Toy Library and its activity programs can be found on this site.

Parent to parent : raising your child with special needs ages 0-13 years Government of Victoria;Deakin University

This Australian website contains real life advice, information and strategies from parents to parents. The information is presented in chapters containing some quick tips from parents and a detailed introduction outlining the contents. Topics include: the early days; socialising; managing behaviour; support from family and friends; looking after yourself; being strong; and getting organised.

Raising Children Network : parenting in pictures Raising Children (Australia) Network [2010]

These step-by-step pictorial guides cover essential child care skills and techniques including: dealing with crying babies; how to wrap babies; safe sleeping; CPR (resuscitation); how to stop choking; baby massage; changing nappies; bathing a newborn; and healthy mealtimes. They can be printed for quick reference. Suitable for adults with an intellectual disability. .

Raising children network : the Australian parenting website Raising Children (Australia) Network 2008.

In 2007 this Australian website won awards for site of the year and best parenting site.It offers information specific to newborns, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school age and for grown ups. It includes an A-Z health reference and interactive maps to help you to connect to services and support in your area. It has such things as healthy meal ideas and songs to sing to your baby. It has a section on "special needs" [] which links to a section on children with a disability [] explores topics such as your feelings, others' reactions and working with professionals. It includes a handy reference of disability terms. It also has resources for professionals who work with parents and families.

Sleep in early childhood Children, Youth and Women's Health Service. Government of South Australia

Discusses information on managing sleep for babies and children when things are not going according to plan. Explains the sleep patterns of babies from 0 to 6 months, toddlers from 6 months to 3 years and children from 3 years to 6 years. Provides tips on getting into a routine, controlled crying, night waking and wrapping babies.