Why doing first aid training with a paramedic makes a difference

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation with your child can be reassuring when you know the basics of first aid. So when it comes to the wellbeing and care of our children, learning from a paramedic who does this every day and has a wealth of knowledge can be even more empowering. They […]

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Snake bite first aid and other nasties in Australia

  Dangerous ground Australia is a country where everyone loves to be outdoors. But we are also a nation which has some of the most venomous snakes in the world. That’s why it pays to know about snake bite first aid and other nasties when it comes to protecting your children and loved ones from […]

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Top 5 Kids Injuries In Summer

Summer is usually the happiest time of year for Australian families. It’s a time when we enjoy extended holidays and sun-soaked Christmas celebrations, long days at the beach and barbecues with friends. However, sunny days spent outside in the backyard or on the sand can mean injuries are more commonplace. We’ve had a look at […]

How do you know if your baby has been poisioned?

The most common poisons relating to babies and children are items commonly found around the household like: Alcohol Cleaners Bleaches Medications How signs of poisoning present Most poisons present with one or two typical symptoms. The most common is nausea and vomiting. Vomiting occurs because the baby understands very quickly that the substance they’ve just […]

Four Parenting Surprises You Won’t Understand Until You’re a Parent

Everyone knows that when you have a baby, you’re going to be exhausted!  If children came with instruction manuals, there would be a “may cause drowsiness” or “don’t operate heavy machinery while parenting” sticker on the front cover.   But we endure, we press on, our hearts full of boundless love.  Being a parent is […]

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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 […]