Tag: Safety

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Centrelink Services for Mums Leaving Their Partners – What You’re Entitled To

Leaving a relationship is an incredibly difficult thing to do, particularly when babies and young children are involved. What are your entitlements as a parent if you separate from your …

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Beauty treatments during pregnancy; are they safe?

Beauty treatments during pregnancy – which ones are safe? Beauty Therapist Alex Lazcano shares the ins and outs of beautician appointments for expectant mums. We’ve become so accustomed to our …

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Child left unsupervised in shopping centre playground sparked a rescue mission

A young boy today caused a major rescue mission when he became stuck on a very high piece of play equipment in a Stocklands shopping centre in Sydney, his parents …

Baby Proof Your Christmas Tree!

Q&A: What are your best tips for keeping your Xmas tree child proof?

Safety alert: dehydrated baby

Dehydrated baby: safety alert

Dehydrated baby: A timely reminder on keeping your baby well hydrated over the hotter months.

Sunsmart baby

Sunsmart baby

With temperatures rocketing and the risk of sunburn high, find expert advice on making your baby a SUNSMART baby this summer.

Surviving your Child’s First Sleep Over + Sleep Over Safety

Your child’s first sleep over – being prepared, making it an enjoyable experience and ensuring your child is safe during sleep overs

baby wont keep hat on

Baby won’t keep hat on

Community advice to help with an 11 month old baby who wont keep their hat on. Suggestions include using a hat with a chin strap, persistence and more ideas.

Fire safety: Keeping your family safe

Expert Tips – Family Fire Safety Tips from Station Officer, Jeremy, to avoid and manage a fire in the kitchen

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5 Tips for Starting Your Children Online Safely

Expert Tips: Keep your kids safe online with these 5 tips for cyber safety for kids.

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When to turn your child’s carseat

“From birth, children should use rear facing child restraints for as long as they fit in them.  For older restraints which do not have shoulder height markers, the sign of …

Stranger-Danger

Stranger Danger

How do you keep your toddler safe if they become separated from you? Here are some tips from a mum who is also a Police Officer.

Top Tips for Summer Safety

As a paediatric emergency nurse and mother of two, I know each season brings its own set of issues. In summer, it’s the outdoor stuff — from grazed knees and sunburn to drowning tragedies. Being aware of the most common sticky situations kids get themselves into and staying calm and knowing what to do if things go wrong is the key to surviving summer.

Baby Walkers and Jolly Jumpers

Q&A: Would love your opinions on walkers and jumpers. Good fun? Dangerous? Bad for feet and hips?

Child Restraint / Harness – Yes or No?

Q&A: If you used a restraint / harness for your child, tell us what you used and why? Did it help? If you are against using restraints / harnesses tell us why? Bear in mind your response needs to have a genuine reason, not a judgment.

9 Summer and home safety tips

With summer in full swing, most families are run off their feet at this time of year, entertaining guests and spending time outdoors. But don’t forget to look at things through a child’s eyes!  Homesafe Kids has some tips to ensure it’s a happy season for all.

Baby-proofing

Baby proofing your house

Q&A: My almost 7mo is really starting to get about independently and I need to baby proof the house but have no idea where to start! Any safety hints would be much appreciated 🙂

Rolling while wrapped

Q&A: My 5 month old son today discovered that he can roll in his cot. The only problem is he won’t sleep unwrapped.. I went in there after he didn’t fall asleep 5 minutes after putting down to discover him was still wrapped and on his tummy. I then put him in again unwrapped and discovered he had wriggled all the way to the top of his cot lying quite awkwardly. I’ve been trying to have him wrapped with one arm out for a while but it doesn’t work.

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