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Safety Checklist
Discusses the range of safety elements to be mindful of


Safety

Children are learning about the world and their surroundings as they grown and develop so we must ensure we provide a safe haven for them. Child safety is about their health and wellbeing.

Most child related accidents occur in the home. Many childhood accidents can be prevented.

Children often lack the skills and/or development to protect themselves and be aware of dangers. It’s our responsibility as adults to provide an environment where a child is, and feels, safe.

Children left unattended in cars

Children left unattended in cars

Leaving a child unattended in a car (locked in vehicles on hot days) is one of THE most dangerous, irresponsible things that any person could do! Leaving children in cars has some shocking statistics. In NSW there were almost 2000 kids locked in ...
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Winter car seat safety

Winter car seat safety

Do you sometimes have your baby snug as a bug wrapped up in winter wear, in perhaps a jacket, and then pop them into their car seat? Safety advocates warn that winter coats along with sleeping bags, wrapping in blankets, snow suits, head & ...
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Choosing toys

Choosing toys

Toys are a fun and enjoyable part of a child’s day and assist with their development. Choosing toys requires careful considerations to ensure that the right and safest choice is made. Since 2002, there have been four toy-related deaths in ...
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Teaching about being lost

Teaching about being lost

One second your child is there. The next second they are gone. It takes just a split second. Being lost is terrifying to a child. A child may just become separated from you or become lost. When a child becomes separated from you or lost they go ...
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Constant running off

Constant running off

Some children are children who constantly seem to make a bolt for it. Often there may be reasons why a child seems to constantly be running off. Sometimes the motive is easily identifiable other times it is not. Identification can be ...
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Promoting child safety

Promoting child safety

It is vital we teach our children about safety. We need to move away from old terminologies such as stranger danger. We need to teach children about personal safety. Teach a child strategies to protect themselves. It is important to educate kids ...
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Child restraint laws

Child restraint laws

Child restraint laws ensure we are all on the same page when it comes to the safety for our child when we are travelling in a vehicle. We all want what is best and safest for our children including when travelling in the car. There are so may ...
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Types of child restraints

Types of child restraints

What are the types of child restraints available? There are over 200+ varieties of car restraints available. All car restraints must adhere to the AS/NZS 1754 standard in Australia. There are many different types of restraint, and depending upon ...
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Sun safety

Sun safety

The suns rays are harsh in Australia. A child’s skin is extremely sensitive and vulnerable to damage and sunburn. Babies less than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight. Practicably this is not always possible. Preventative ...
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Swimming aids & flotation devices

Swimming aids & flotation devices

Flotation devices are designed to help a child gain confidence in the water. Floatation devices are designed to aid adults with children in and around the water until they are water confident. “It is recommended that any flotation aid ...
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Preventing drowning

Preventing drowning

A child can drown silently in as little as 5 cm of water. A child can drown in less than 2 minutes. Drowning can happen in the most unlikely circumstances. A child playing with a bucket of water. The more common drowning situations are in pools, ...
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Preventing burns & scalds

Preventing burns & scalds

Did you know that a cup of tea can burn a child 15 minutes after it has been made? Babies and children’s skin is so sensitive. A babies skin is 15 times thinner than an adults. Children are particularly vulnerable to burns. Burns are the ...
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Home safety precautions

Home safety precautions

Half of all childhood accidents happen in the home. Taking some simple precautions can help to minimise the risks and hazards within the home. Each year approximately a staggering about 1.6 million accidents involve children! These statistics ...
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Blind/curtain cord hazards

Blind/curtain cord hazards

Loose blind/curtain cords are considered dangerous to young children because they present a strangulation hazard. Discussing ways to prevent more tragedies was imperative as generally most homes will have curtains, blinds or window dressings ...
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