How To Safeguard Your Child From Falls

Children of all ages are prone to falling over. When first starting to walk, toddlers are unbalanced and unsure of their footing. In their teenage years, rapid growth spurts make for awkwardness. Between, stray laces and a lack of fear make for some spectacular tumbles. Children develop quickly. One day they can hardly crawl, the […]

The Menace of Medicines in the Home

Here in Australia we tend to associate poisoning with jellyfish stings, snakes, and spiders. But there’s something way more dangerous – and potentially deadly – lurking in the average household cupboard: medicines. Children are most at risk from accidental poisoning in the home, and those under 5 are in the highest risk category. How do […]

Avoid Bath Time Danger and Keep Your Child Safe

Bath time is one of the happiest moments with a baby. A few minutes of fun and baby giggles, never mind the cuddles afterwards. Unhappily, the bath is one of the most dangerous places for your baby, toddler, or young child. Every bath time brings two main dangers: drowning and scalding. Before bath time Rule […]

Don’t Let Your Child Become A Statistic – Accident-Proof Your Home

We all like to think that when we’re at home we’re in the safest place possible, but statistics just don’t back this up. According to data from Allianz, 33% of all accidents occur in the home, and the home is the second most likely place that someone will suffer an accidental death (after roads). We […]

Dealing with Accidental Amputations

Accidental amputation of limbs can happen at any time and any place, and young children’s delicate limbs are most at risk. Not only are young children’s bodies not fully formed, and therefore easier ‘to break’, but little children don’t understand the dangers posed by doors and drawers. In the UK, one case that hit national […]

Paramedics Launch ‘Mission One Million’ to Teach Australian Parents How to Save their Children in an Emergency!

National Kids First Aid Awareness Week (October 14- 20, 2013) This summer, paramedics behind the national organization Kids First Aid (www.kidsfirstaid.com.au) are sounding the alarm to make sure parents know what to do if their child suffers a medical emergency.  Kids First Aid’s Mission One Million campaign marks the launch of the first Australian National […]