SAFETY & PROGRAM RESOURCES

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At Kidsafe Queensland, we offer a range of safety program initiatives and resources to keep your children safe at home, during play and on the road.

Browse our range of resources below for advice on keeping children safe in a range of scenarios.

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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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Are you aware of the risks of noise exposure for your baby?

Are you aware of the risks of noise exposure for your baby?

If you are the parent of a newborn, then you are probably already conscious of what noises wake your baby and – fingers crossed – puts them to sleep. But it can be difficult to judge what constitutes a loud noise, especially in an urban environment...

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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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Are your cleaning products putting your baby at risk?

Are your cleaning products putting your baby at risk?

BC (before children) you might have thought nothing of using oven cleaner or dishwasher tablets. You are ‘cleaning’ not handling indoor pollutants. But the reality is that on a daily basis we use poisons and toxic products and when a baby arrives in...

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PLAY SAFETY

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 choosing the right plants can make a fun and safe play space

How choosing the right plants can make a fun and safe play space

A well thought out play space allows kids to grow and develop key skills. Knowing this, we can plan and design play spaces with different plants and gardens to nurture children’s development, creativity, and imagination. A simple way to achieve this is by planting trees and shrubs. However, before planting anything, ensure that plants are suitable for the space.

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How to help kids slide safely this Summer

How to help kids slide safely this Summer

The slide is one of the most popular pieces of play equipment in Australian play spaces and can provide endless fun for all ages. Slides come in a range of designs to provide different play experiences, from straight to wavy and even corkscrews or multi-track slides....

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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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ROAD SAFETY

Are your children travelling safely in your car?

Are your children travelling safely in your car?

In Australia, we use child car seats (rear or forward-facing) or booster seats so that children can travel safely in cars. However, despite these seats meeting some of the world's most stringent design standards and despite high levels of child car seat use (92-99%),...

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