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May 19, 2022
You never imagine that you will be ‘The One’…. but what if you were? We all have hopes and dreams for our children. We hope that they will make friends, fall in love, be successful and build a life of their own, but most of all, we hope that they will be healthy and happy. In amongst all of these hopes and dreams, you never imagine that your family will be ‘The One’ to be impacted by an unintentional childhood injury…. but what if you were? Sadly, despite no one ever thinking it could happen ...
April 28, 2022
[Image Source: Canva]   If you have a toddler, you may have noticed that they love to place everything that they find in their mouths, no matter what the object is. Aside from the inconvenience of every item in your home being covered in drool, this natural curiosity and eagerness to explore can also lead them into danger, particularly if they come into contact with poisonous substances. On average every year over 700 Victorian children (aged 0-14 years) present to an emergency ...
March 25, 2022
When you consider potential drowning hazards for children, you may think about the need to be vigilant when they are at the beach, near a swimming pool, or perhaps out by a river. Many people consider these locations to be dangerous because they are large bodies of water with unpredictable elements such as rips, currents and submerged objects. But what about other bodies of water that children often encounter every day?   Drowning risks are in every home – not just around swimming pools ...
February 21, 2022
Driveways are often the height of activity around our homes - they are where we get ready to head off and start our day at work, school or kindergarten, wash our cars, begin our family road trips and welcome and say goodbye to visitors. However, they are also a particularly dangerous place for children. On average, every year 7 children aged 0-14 years are killed and 60 are seriously injured due to driveway run-over incidents in Australia - that’s one child every week. The families of Seth, ...
January 27, 2022
Congrats! You’re expecting a new baby, got a bun in the oven, preggers, with child, eating for two, got a pea in the pod, expecting a visit from the stork. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s BIG – exciting, terrifying, overwhelming, spectacular – NEWS. There are a number of important items that you’ll need to organise for bub before they arrive – a safe place to sleep, a pram to help you get out and about with them and of course a child car restraint to keep them safe when travelling in the ...
December 15, 2021
Christmas is a time of family get togethers, fun and festivities. As the sun shone on Boxing Day 14 years ago, life was feeling pretty good. Mel Anderson was celebrating with her extended family, sitting outside with her little 10-month-old son Matty crawling around at her feet. Matty wasn’t quite walking and with so many family members around, everyone was looking out for this precious little boy celebrating his first Christmas.     “One second he was at my feet and the next, I ...