HOME SAFETY

Home safety with Kidsafe Queensland - photo of mixed race family - Mum, Dad, son and daughter, playing in the backyard.

Most injuries suffered by children occur in and around the home. While it may not be possible to make your home completely safe at all times, you can take steps to lessen the risk of injury and make your home a safer place for children. Use our Home Safety Checklist for ideas about what to look out for. 

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How to keep your child safe from ongoing flood dangers

How to keep your child safe from ongoing flood dangers

It may seem obvious that floodwater is dangerous. The sheer force of water can be very destructive, destroying buildings and sweeping away cars, causing loss of life and damage to property. However, floodwater is contaminated and Emeritus Professor John Pearn warns...

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Jump, Bounce, Laugh: How to help play safely on trampolines

Jump, Bounce, Laugh: How to help play safely on trampolines

If we look across Australian homes at their play equipment, we can see the large number of trampolines set up in backyards. Bouncing can be heaps of fun for kids but can also present it's fair share of hazards: That's why it is so important to keep risks to a minimum...

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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 of time is important - so don't cut...

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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 irritability or none at all.  What...

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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 to skin damage, eye...

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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 risk aware. Follow these simple guidelines...

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Keep your baby safe when using bouncers or musical swings

Keep your baby safe when using bouncers or musical swings

Entertaining your baby using a bouncer, musical swing or rocker chair is a popular choice by many parents, but many are not aware of the safety risks. Follow these simple guidelines to keep your baby safe. What is the safest bouncer, musical swing or rocker to buy?...

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