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Baby proofing the nursery & home

When it comes to priorities, keeping your baby safe and out of harm's way is at the top of the list. First Aid For You has provided a list of tips on how baby proofing will keep your little one safe when you get home.

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How to prevent childhood poisoning

Poisoning is still one of the most important causes of childhood injury in Australia, leading to thousands of hospital admissions each year.

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Water safety in Australia

Discover the SwimSAFER message from Swim Australia which promotes the application of various layers to protect children from drowning.

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5 things you should know about babies and fevers

Here are five things you should know if you suspect your baby might be suffering from a fever.

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How safe is your sunscreen?

Cream or gel? SPF 30 or 50? Zinc or zinc free? To choose the best sunscreen for your lifestyle, outdoor activities, skin type and health priorities, here are some FAQs that size up important sunscreen basics.

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On the road to safer travel

You can’t guarantee your child will always be safe, but you can provide the maximum amount of protection and significantly reduce the risks through using a correctly fitted child restraint and booster seat whenever your child – or children – are in the car.

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Germs101: how to protect your family from getting sick

The truth is that protecting yourself from germs can be fairly simple, and it just takes a bit of common sense.

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can result in death or permanent disability within hours

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Keeping kids safe around vehicles

After our own personal tragedy we researched ‘low-speed run-over accidents’ and discovered how often they happen.

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Normal newborn behaviour and when to seek medical attention

Knowing what’s normal and what’s not with a newborn can be a tricky thing. Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have a few helpful tips to use as a guide when bringing your baby home for the first time.

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How you can prevent fires and burns

PBC Expo spoke with Mark Crowe who is a Station Officer and works with Julian Burton Burns Trust, to understand how you can prevent fires and burns in your household.

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Baby first aid and all things paediatrics

Dr. André Kogan discusses everything he sees day in and day out in the pediatric emergency department.

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Your guide to choosing a car seat

From day one your baby's safety will be of paramount importance. That first car trip home will call for a properly fitted restraint to ensure your baby arrives safely. This guide to choosing a car seat will help you know the basics.

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Handling baby’s fever

My baby’s temperature is high, so what do I do now?

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Choking - what to do

Choking is a very common childhood medical emergency. Every parent should know how to treat a choking child, as you never know when your skills may be called upon to save a life.

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Common mistakes to avoid when fitting a baby car seat or a child safety restraint

This handy guide provides practical information to help you select the best car seat for your needs.

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Safe travels - choosing the safest car restraint

What is the safest child restraint? It’s a question that’s frequently asked, but one quite difficult to answer.

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Burn safety in the home

The majority of burns are preventable. Approximately two thirds of severe burn injuries happen in the home. By being aware and making small behavioural or environmental changes, you can help to keep you and your family safe!

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Soothe winter sniffles the natural way

Check your jar or tube, as there are a few good reasons to take a closer look at the ingredient list.

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The true cost of buying second-hand

It can be tempting to pick up a secondhand bargain for some items, but before you do it’s important to consider what you’re actually buying.

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How to help avoid allergies in your family

We’re seeing a big rise in allergy rates, so what’s changed? We’re using more chemicals in our homes and people may get diagnosed with an allergy when they’re actually reacting to a chemical they put on their skin.

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Childproofing your home

PBC Expo spoke with Aussie Home Loans to get some tips on how you can childproof your home and make it a safe, child-friendly zone.

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Burns safety for babies and young children

This talk covers the most common burns injury types for young children followed by simple and easy burns prevention home safety tips.

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Car restraint safety

This article covers all you need to know about car restraint safety - what to consider, basic travel principles and how to make safety easier for you.

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Infant sleeping conditions

Here are some answers to questions and advice on safe sleeping that Red Nose often get asked.

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Methods of sterilisation

There are a number of methods of sterilisation to make sure your baby bottles are safe to use. Here is a guide courtesy of Tommee Tippee to help you find the right one.

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Child car seats - keeping children safe

Road trauma is the leading cause of death and disabling injury of babies and children in Australia. Correct use of child car seats can reduce the incidence of road trauma experienced by babies and young children.

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Safer around water

Being safer in, on and around water is vital. Too many children die or suffer life-impacting disability as a result of not knowing about water safety. You can, and should, take steps to prevent this from happening to your family.

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5 first aid tips

PBC Expo spoke with Tiny Hearts First Aid to get their top tips for the 5 most common first aid emergencies.

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Choosing and using car restraints video

This video covers the important things parents need to know about child car restraints, what needs to be checked and demonstrate fitting a child restraint.

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Dry vs secondary drowning

Following a number of cases regarding children obtaining submersion injuries, we were prompted to write an article to explain both dry and secondary drowning.

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Babywearing

There is no sweeter place for a baby than the embrace of a loved one. Babywearing, or holding your baby with the aide of a carrier, enables caregivers to keep their little ones close with ease.

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Bouncinettes - mother’s little helper or danger undiagnosed?

Unsupervised use of some typical nursery equipment is hazardous and, unfortunately, the handy bouncinette is one of them.

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CPR and baby first aid

Learn some of the life-saving baby first aid and CPR techniques from the new Mater Mothers’ Private first aid for babies’ course.

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Sun protection for children. Caring for young eyes.

Wearing high quality sunglasses from birth with 100% UV protection is the only way to stop UV related eye diseases.

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Safe sleeping - your guide to reducing SIDS risk factors

Babies and young children spend a lot of their time sleeping, so it’s vital we ensure our little ones have a safe sleeping environment to reduce sleeping accidents and SIDS.

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Eco-friendly products: taking small steps with your family

Major life events like having a baby can really make us stop and re-evaluate our lifestyle and our daily habits, including the products that we use everyday. We have some simple steps to guide you through what can be a very confusing and overwhelming time.

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Baby products: be aware buy with care

This video provides guidance to parents-to-be and parents about how to make the safest possible purchasing decisions when buying nursery and other baby products.

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Home safety: protecting our little ones

Our world changed forever on April 16th 2011, when Peter came home from work, went to reverse his tool trailer and ute into the garage, and ran over our baby girl Georgina.

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Kids safety tips in the home and out and about

The main focus areas of Kidsafe and this Parenting Insights session are child safety in and around the home, water safety, playground safety and road safety.

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Child safety: our top five tips on removing hazards around the home

When it comes to improving Child Safety, follow the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s top five tips for removing hidden hazards around the home.

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