Parent fact sheets in Resource centre

Oh yeah,


I forget to say – I’ve just updated the resource centre.  I love a good parent handout.  I use them frequently. I once heard the statistic that if a nurse imparts medical information to a patient, they remember a third of it.  If a doctor does, it’s one sixth.  Being told information about your child can be bamboozling.  That’s why handouts are so good.  In the space of your own home, you can digest the information at your pace, without feeling like you’re on the clock.

If you need any information, I’ve listed some of Australia’s most reputable paediatric medical websites, with a huge range of information…

Click Here!


Or, just go to my main page, hover the cursor over ‘Resources’ in the menu, and drop down to ‘Resource Centre’.

A taste of what it has is listed below.

I hope you find it useful!

Mark. 🙂


Royal Children’s Hospital – Kids Health Info

A vast range of parent fact sheets, in non-medical terms, on both common and complex paediatric conditions (ie, ‘birthmarks’ to ‘Berlin Heart’)

Raising Children Network

An amazing website, with resources for common paediatric issues, categorised by condition (sleep, eating, behaviour etc.) and by age (newborn, baby, toddler, child etc.)

Better Health Channel

Funded by the State Government of Victoria – incredibly comprehensive – if you don’t find your question in the sites above, try this one. Listed by condition (ie, under ‘A’ you’ll find ‘anaphylaxis’, ‘anthrax’, ‘arthritis’ etc.)

Women’s and Children’s Hospital South Australia

Parenting and Child Health information – like the Raising Children Website, with excellent advice for practical and common conditions, listed by name. (eg ‘being a dad’, ‘peer pressure’, ‘separation anxiety’)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

A bit more high tech –  perfect if your child has a diagnosis and needs to go to a larger hospital, helping to demystify procedures and disease processes.

Continence Foundation of Victoria (CFA)

One Step at a Time  – a brilliant step-by-step toilet training booklet from CFA, for if you’re stuck with toilet training.

About Parenting

Articles on all facets of raising a child – just what you needed…

Cardiology Fact Sheets – Royal Children’s Hospital

Orthopaedic Fact Sheets – Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network

Sleep Health Fact Sheets – Sleep Health Foundation


None of these?  You think your question is too specific?  Then check out this site:

RCH Links Directory

It has links from Ask a Pediatrician a Question Online to Let’s Read  to Playgroup Australia  to While Children Sleep.  An inordinately broad list of resources.

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