child safety

How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated
How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian parents who take their children to a complementary medicine practitioner such as a naturopath or chiropractor are more likely to delay or reject vaccination, according to our research. Vaccine coverage for five-year-old children is over 93% across Australia, according ... Read More »

Antibiotics often inappropriately prescribed for hospitalized kids
Antibiotics often inappropriately prescribed for hospitalized kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to the results of a worldwide survey published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. ... Read More »

Buckle up! Learning to use a seatbelt
Buckle up! Learning to use a seatbelt (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-5 years Duration of activity This activity will take just 5-10 minutes. Materials/equipment A car seat A doll that is an appropriate size for the car seat Cost You won’t need to buy anything to do this activity. Preparation ... Read More »

Types of car seats
Types of car seats (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Many different types of car restraints are available. Different types are suitable for use by babies and children up to 10 years of age. In Australia, car restraints are grouped into four distinct types, as well as combination types. Using a ... Read More »

The child car seat checklist
The child car seat checklist (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Which car seat does my child need? All children are required to be safely and correctly restrained in an appropriate car seat when travelling by car. By law, children up to the age of seven must be fastened in an ... Read More »

Choosing the right car seat
Choosing the right car seat (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

The right car seat to choose depends on your child’s age and size. It is important to buy the right type of child restraint, as Australian laws not only state that children up to seven years of age must travel ... Read More »

Laws governing car seats in Australia
Laws governing car seats in Australia (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using a safe car seat is not just a responsible thing for parents and other adults to do when they travel in a car with children, it has many safety benefits and is a legal requirement in all Australian states ... Read More »

Effectiveness of booster seats
Effectiveness of booster seats (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Booster seats, car seats and seat belts are equally effective at saving the lives of children, while booster seats top the others at reducing minor injuries specifically among children ages 8-12, according to Montana State University economist D. Mark Anderson. Anderson ... Read More »

Injuries from window blinds can cause serious injuries
Injuries from window blinds can cause serious injuries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most homes have them. They help keep our rooms warm or cold and even add a pop of colour to tie the décor together. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children. A new study ... Read More »

New burns app for summer safety
New burns app for summer safety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From barefoot burns on hot metal grates, spilt hot noodles from the microwave, to the ‘watch this, kids’ moment when accelerant is thrown on the barbie or campfire – summer holiday burn hazards abound. Fun new app to prevent burns ... Read More »

 
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