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February 22, 2021
How life can change in an instant and how you can minimise the risk [Source: Pixabay] Whether it is sand, toys, other peoples fingers, dirt or random things that they find on the floor, toddlers love to put anything they find into their mouths. For them, this is the way that they explore all of the new and exciting (and yes, sometimes disgusting) things in their environment. While you may find that this leaves your household items covered in drool, there is a bigger hazard to be aware of - ...
December 18, 2020
LIFE WITHOUT BELLA [Pictured: Allison and Bella] Five years and 11 months ago, Allison received a phone call saying that her 14-month-old daughter, Bella, had been rushed to hospital. She had been crying hysterically, started vomiting, and then collapsed. It appeared Bella had a virus and was sent home. “MUM WAS HER FIRST WORD, AND SADLY HER LAST WORD” Two weeks later on the 4th February 2015 - for the fourth time - Bella was rushed to the emergency room after Allison was woken early that ...
October 14, 2020
Zoe ten Broek, Mum to 1-year-old Jax, has warned parents and carers of the dangers of graduating children from their rear-facing child car restraint too early, after a serious car accident left Jax fighting for life. In early July, Zoe strapped Jax into his rearward facing child car restraint in preparation for the 20 minute trip to visit her parents in Mt Evelyn for an early dinner. Prior to setting off, she performed the pinch test*, on Jax’s harness straps, as she routinely does prior to ...
September 23, 2020
This year has been like no other, with COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns having an unprecedented impact across the country. Now that spring is here, we can happily wave goodbye to the winter chill and look forward to those long, warm summer days that will be here before we know it. Hopefully those days will be spent outdoors with family and friends enjoying BBQ’s, holidays, camping and of course… swimming! As an Olympic swimmer, I have a great love for the water. I believe that pools and ...
August 17, 2020
      A decision we will be forever grateful for As the mother of adventurous and busy 12 month old Miles - who is ‘off the charts’ and is already wearing size 3 clothes - Hayley has encountered her fair share of advice and comments. None more so than when it came to making the difficult decision of what to do when her baby - affectionately referred to as her ‘giant child’ - outgrew the height markers on his rearward facing child car restraint... at only 10 months of age! After researching ...
July 30, 2020
Whether it be country kids who live there or kids from the big smoke who are lucky enough to visit during the holidays, farms provide a great environment for children to live, learn, play and explore. With plenty of wide open spaces to run free, clean, crisp air and so many animals to interact with, it’s easy to see why. As well as being popular with kids, farms are the backbone of Australia - they produce many of life's necessities including fresh produce, dairy products, meat and textiles, ...