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Results for 'Baby Safety'


Product safety: how do I know what is safe?

Product safety: how do I know what is safe?

Red Nose is often asked by parents and carers whether particular products are safe, including cots, prams, strollers, and mattresses. Check out our tips below for peace of mind when it comes to using products safely. Pram and stroller safety: A safe pram or stroller is one that meets the safety standard – AS/NZS 2088:2000. All new and second hand prams and strollers sold in Australia must meet this safety guideline. When using a pram or stroller make sure you: Read the instructions carefully…



Product safety for your family

Product safety for your family

By Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Did you know that children under four years of age have the highest risk of injury? For this reason most products for this age group must meet certain safety standards. These products include cots (https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/parenting-insights/tag/cot), portable cots, child restraints for motor vehicles, baby walkers, prams (https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/parenting-insights/tag/pram) and strollers…



Home safety: protecting our little ones

Home safety: protecting our little ones

By Emma Cockburn, Georgina Josephine Foundation 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. Somehow she had gotten into the garage through the door leading into the hallway of the house, and crawled into the path of the trailer. We still do not know how that door came to be open. Home safety had always been in our minds. Since then we have researched Low-Speed…



The true cost of buying second-hand

The true cost of buying second-hand

By Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo Thinking secondhand? Maybe think a second time. We all know that having a baby can put a strain on the finances, especially with so many items to buy: cots, change tables, prams, car seats … just to name a few. 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. Why buy new? Most new products have to meet stringent safety standards, which are continually updated to…



Five tips for removing hazards around the home

Five tips for 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. Secure loose blind cords out of reach by using cleats or tensioning devices so a child can’t reach them from the floor or by climbing on furniture. Cords can quickly wrap around a child’s throat and strangle them, so make sure cots are well away from windows that have blind or curtain cords. Keep coin-sized button batteries and devices…



Buying the right pram

Buying the right pram

Buying the Right Pram In a 2017 ACCC report, every year more than three hundred thousand babies are born in Australia and more than seven hundred thousand prams or stroller are sold. That gives an average of 2 prams or strollers per baby! It also means many parents may end up buying a second one because their initial purchase was unsuitable. Therefore, it is a good idea to consider carefully what you require beforehand and hopefully get a pram or stroller that will last you through. When…



Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat

Bringing Baby Home: Why Baby Needs a Sun Hat By Sienna Aloisio, Bedhead Hats The final few months in the lead up to welcoming a new baby into the family are often full of frantically running around making sure everything is perfect for them… You’ve got everything you could possibly think you might need but you still have that looming feeling that you’ve forgotten something utterly vital. Nursery? Check Cot? Check Nappies? Check Bath? Check Toys? Check Cute clothes? Check The truth is, if you…



Keeping Baby Safe

Keeping Baby Safe

Imagine the excitement of watching your baby get active. But the more active they become, the higher the chances of injury. Take measures to keep your baby safe. The inquisitive drive to discover new things is to be encouraged, but take measures to prevent your baby from getting seriously injured. The lists below are by no means exhaustive. You can do a hundred other things to make sure your baby is safe but don’t panic and take away from the fun and enjoyment of parenting! Top General Safety…



Your guide to choosing a car seat

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. Irrespective of your baby or child's age, you must make sure you choose the correct restraint or car seat to provide optimum safety. For example, have you chosen the right car seat for your particular vehicle? Has the restraint been fitted properly? Is the car seat…



Instagram gorgeous – v – Instagram dangerous?

Instagram gorgeous – v – Instagram dangerous?

Social media is awash with photos of influencers’ beautiful nurseries, cots covered by draping canopies. Suppliers, whether they be bricks-and-mortar or online, entice with displays of pretty nursery products and accessories but with no warnings of the dangers these may present to the little person sleeping in them. It often comes as a surprise to parents that few nursery products, particularly infant sleeping products and accessories, are covered by an Australian/New Zealand safety standard.…



Bassinet Safety

Bassinet Safety

Red Nose recommends that baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first 6-12 months because research shows that this can help reduce the risk of sudden infant death by 50 percent. The safest place for baby to sleep is usually in baby’s own safe cot, however, bassinets are increasing in popularity because a safe cot can take up a lot of space, especially for families living in apartments or smaller houses. But unlike cots, there are no Australian safety standards for bassinets, so it’s…



Setting up a safe nursery

Setting up a safe nursery

Setting up your nursery for your new baby’s arrival is an exciting time for parents but it can be really hard to know where to begin. Red Nose Chief Midwife Jane Wiggill has put together some tips on how you can make safe choices when purchasing items, so you can rest easy, knowing your baby is as safe as they can possibly be. 1. Purchase equipment that meets Australian Safety Standards The safest place to sleep your baby is a cot or a travel cot because all new and pre-loved cots and travel…



Baby products: be aware buy with care

Baby products: be aware buy with care

Dave Strachan from the Office of Fair Trading provides guidance to parents-to-be and parents about how to make the safest possible purchasing decisions when buying nursery and other baby products. Some of the key topics covered in this session are: key issues when buying nursery products and toys for your baby, questions to ask yourself and the retailer when buying baby products, consumer guarantees, pitfalls of second hand baby products, online shopping precautions and a newer campaign on baby…



4 Dietitian Tips to Introduce Solids Safely

4 Dietitian Tips to Introduce Solids Safely

Your little one is growing up and it’s time to introduce solids, what an exciting time. While ensuring your bub receives great nutrition is essential, there are a few other safety concerns that need to be followed to ensure solids are introduced safely. These 4 tips will help you along the way: 1. Reduce risk of choking When starting out, it’s safest to provide them with pureed foods, or foods cut up to a size smaller than a pea to reduce the risk of choking. Dietitian tips to reduce choking…



Baby Bouncers – Help or Hazard?

Baby Bouncers – Help or Hazard?

Bouncinettes have been part and parcel of baby’s nursery. Tragically, thirty-two deaths have been attributed to baby bouncers/bouncinettes, similar portable, tilted, reclining or sitting type products. These are all dangerous when used unsupervised or as a place to sleep babies. It is not safe to leave a baby asleep propped up in any of these devices and improper use of bouncinettes, swings, bean bags and car seats can lead to fatal sleeping accidents. In Australia, warnings about the potential…



Create the safest possible sleep environment for your baby.

Create the safest possible sleep environment for your baby.

We know how much your baby means to you and how you would do anything to keep them safe. In a world of social media where images of the “perfect looking” nursery are promoted in between ads for the latest trends, where do we start when looking to make educated decisions about what is safe in a sleep environment, or not? Our partners’ at Soteria Safe Sleeping Advice have some great information here to consider: Social media is awash with photos of influencers’ beautiful nurseries, cots covered…



Newborn poses and feeling comfortable your baby is  safe

Newborn poses and feeling comfortable your baby is safe

When researching a newborn photographer it is important to know that the images you see in galleries are not all that they seem, they are composite images. Composite newborn poses can be very risky unless you know what you are doing. Safety and ensuring our clients are comfortable are paramount here at Captured by Anna. You want to know that your baby is safe and with a photographer that has the experience to perform a lot of the poses used throughout your newborn session. Anna is a…



Is bub having tummy troubles? You should consider goat’s milk formula

Is bub having tummy troubles? You should consider goat’s milk formula

A whopping 86% of infants experience digestive problems, leading to crying babies and stressed-out parents looking for answers. Breastmilk is the best option for babies, but the reality is that some mothers are unable to breastfeed exclusively. Switching to formula milk is the most suitable alternative but there are so many brands on the market and it can be difficult to find reliable information on brands that will not only provide appropriate nutrition but also help to calm sore tummies.…



Prams for Newborns

Prams for Newborns

Prams for Newborns By Redsbaby Babies and infants spend a lot of time in their pram. Whether they’re in a bassinet, a stroller seat or in a car capsule, there are multiple ways to get them to and from places. There are many options and a number of things to consider when choosing a pram for your newborn. Some people compare choosing the right pram as big a decision as choosing the family car. To help out during this exciting time, we’ve put together some questions you should ask yourself before…



A shout-out to the Red Nose Safe Sleep Advice Line this Red Nose Day!

A shout-out to the Red Nose Safe Sleep Advice Line this Red Nose Day!

Red Nose’s safe sleep advice line provides a crucial helping hand for new and expectant parents who are anxious about keeping the little ones in their care safe and sound. But unfortunately, not every new parent knows about the Advice Line when they need it! As Covid restrictions have impacted parents’ access to antenatal and postnatal education opportunities, new parents have told Red Nose that having an expert on the end of the phone who can reassure parents when they’re anxious or concerned…