toddler safety

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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

Installing a car seat correctly
Installing a car seat correctly (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Once you have chosen the right type of car seat for your baby or child, you’ll need to put aside time to install it correctly in your car, and secure your child safely in it every time you drive. It is ... Read More »

Driving safely with children
Driving safely with children (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Kids are unpredictable, which means driving safely with children can be challenging, and requires preparation. It’s impossible to predict when a child will do something that distracts you while you’re driving. And unlike a ringing phone, you can’t just ignore ... Read More »

Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix
Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research. University of Queensland PhD candidate Jacquii Burgess at the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research said hot drink ... Read More »

Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers
Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than ... Read More »

Sleep safe: Cot safety warning
Sleep safe: Cot safety warning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom. The 14 month old baby suffered from ... Read More »

 
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