child safety

Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers are working with the Office of Fair Trading Queensland to ... Read More »

Five reasons to choose active travel to school
Five reasons to choose active travel to school March 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s plenty of excuses available but it’s worth encouraging kids to choose active travel to school. That’s according to CQUniversity physical activity researcher Stephanie Schoeppe who has provided her Top 5 tips on the benefits of active travel to school ... Read More »

Kylie the kangaroo to help kids beat bushfire trauma
Kylie the kangaroo to help kids beat bushfire trauma March 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As the Australian bushfire season draws to a close, a new animated video from the ANU-based Trauma and Grief Network will help parents and children recover from the trauma of a bushfire. “This short video is a tool for parents ... Read More »

Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community
Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community March 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Enabling kids to become active participants in disaster resilience and education programs could not only reduce their fears. It could also have a potential motivational role in mobilising wider community preparations. That’s according to CQUniversity Professoriate Research Fellow Kevin Ronan ... Read More »

Eczema and bleach baths: Follow dermatologists’ instructions to keep children safe
Eczema and bleach baths: Follow dermatologists’ instructions to keep children safe January 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Eczema is a common skin condition in children, which begins with very itchy skin. Scratching can cause a rash that can become infected. If your child’s eczema is frequently infected, your child’s dermatologist may recommend bleach bath therapy. “Bleach baths ... Read More »

Tips to Healthy Swimming
Tips to Healthy Swimming January 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Follow the helpful tips below for healthier swimming in Western Australia’s rivers and beaches. 1. Avoid swimming after heavy rainfall (>10mm). After heavy rainfall (>10mm) rain collects pollutants from our streets, gardens and farms, before it flushes into our ocean ... Read More »

Minority parents fear for kids online
Minority parents fear for kids online December 3, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly all parents agree — when their children go online, stranger danger is their biggest safety concern, followed closely by exposure to pornography, violent content and bullying, according to a collaborative study between researchers at Northwestern University and Microsoft Research. ... Read More »

Booster seats not safer than booster cushions for older children
Booster seats not safer than booster cushions for older children October 16, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Over the past few years, belt-positioning booster seats (with backrest) have basically out-competed booster cushions (without backrest) for children between the ages of 4 and 12. However, the larger booster seats are not always safer. In some cases, they may ... Read More »

Children and magnets have a dangerous attraction, end up in the ER
Children and magnets have a dangerous attraction, end up in the ER August 22, 2013 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Cases involving children ingesting magnets quintupled between 2002 and 2011, with ingestion of multiple magnets generally resulting in more serious outcomes, including emergency surgery.  The results of a study documenting a rapid rise in pediatric injuries was published online yesterday ... Read More »

Flow restrictors may reduce young children’s accidental ingestion of liquid medications
Flow restrictors may reduce young children’s accidental ingestion of liquid medications August 9, 2013 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

In the US, child-resistant packaging for most medications has contributed to the prevention of thousands of pediatric deaths. Nevertheless, over 500,000 calls are made to poison control centers each year after accidental ingestion of medications by young children, and the ... Read More »







 
 
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