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Issue 99 | 10 January 2018


Hot parenting news

Faulty airbags in many cars – check if yours is being recalled

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The ACCC is urging drivers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed to check if their car is affected by the biggest global vehicle recall in history before driving long distances this summer...
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Illegal levels of arsenic found in baby foods

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Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that almost half of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic despite new regulations set by the EU...
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Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed

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Forty two babies are stillborn in Australia every week, and 60 per cent of them are recorded as “unexplained”...
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Parents helping kids become independent

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New research has found many parents feel worried that family, friends and teachers might disapprove if they allow their children to go out without an adult..
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Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back

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Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be...
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Adolescents with food allergies experience frequent anaphylactic episodes

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A new study has shown that 40% of Australian adolescents with food allergies are experiencing frequent allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
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Most read this week

Hair treatments during pregnancy

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Pregnant women need to be aware of which hair treatment chemicals to avoid, and how to minimise the risks of treating their hair during pregnancy...
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How to wash your baby’s hands

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Most babies are too young to stand at a sink, and even if they could, they would struggle to wash their hands. Find out why washing your baby’s hands is important and how to do it properly...
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Getting pregnant: Advice about pregnancy planning

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The healthier you are pre-pregnancy, the healthier you’ll be during pregnancy – and healthy mums means healthy bubs. Even if you’re not sure if you want to have a baby right now,...
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Joke of the month

“Isn’t the principal a dummy!” said a boy to a girl.
“Well, do you know who I am?” asked the girl.
“No.” replied the boy.
“I’m the principal’s daughter.” said the girl.
“And do you know who I am?” asked the boy
“No,” she replied.
“Thank goodness!” said the boy with a sign of relief.

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Competition winners

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The winners of the movie tickets to “The Nut Job 2 – Nutty by Nature” and the winners of the Dreambaby® prize packs have been announced.
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Keeping kids productive these holidays

Free online worksheets

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BBC: online learning activities – primary and secondary school

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Printable worksheets up to age 13

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Is your child on track? Check the Aus curriculum work samples

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