Home Safety

How to respond to burns and scalds in children

How to respond to burns and scalds in children

The correct first aid treatment for minor burns is 'Remove, Cool and Cover'   REMOVE: any clothing or jewellery from the area (unless it is stuck to the skin),   COOL: the burn with cool running water for 20 minutes. The length...

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Are amber necklaces safe for teething babies?

Are amber necklaces safe for teething babies?

There is a huge variation in when babies get teeth and how they are affected by them. Some babies are born with them and some don’t get them till 12 months. Symptoms may include fever, rash and general...

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How to protect your baby from sun exposure

How to protect your baby from sun exposure

Slip, Slop, Slap has become part of the Australian vernacular since it was introduced by the Cancer Council in 1981. As an adult you may be aware that exposure to the sun can cause sunburn and lead...

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Do you know how to use a pram or stroller safely?

Do you know how to use a pram or stroller safely?

Getting out and about with your baby is an essential part of life and most parents already pay particular attention to the mandatory regulations around child car seats. But, when it comes to prams and strollers they are less...

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How to use baby slings and carriers safely

How to use baby slings and carriers safely

Learning the skills to look after your baby takes time. One of those skills is learning how to transport or carry your baby safely using a baby carrier or sling. The main advantage of these ‘baby-wearing’ devices are...

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