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October 28, 2019
   Halloween can be an exciting time of year for children, dressing up and going out after dark to collect treats. Being mindful of potential hazards can help to make sure that everyone has a fun, spooky and safe Halloween. Holly (9) and her younger brother Connor (5), love Halloween and plan their costumes months in advance “this year I’m dressing up as Cleaver the Clown, it’s pretty scary but I love it” said an enthusiastic Holly.  Their Mum Brodie loves seeing the delight ...
October 13, 2019
By Tiny Hearts Education Have you ever watched your child shove a whole bunch of food in their mouth, only to spit it out five seconds later? You’re not alone. Most parents believe this is their child choking and coughing it back up, but most of the time, your child is actually gagging. This reflex action helps to prevent choking!  So, What is Gagging? The gag reflex is a contraction of the back of the throat triggered by an object touching the roof of the mouth, the back of the tongue ...
July 25, 2019
There is never a dull moment at the Hallam household, especially when you add four fearless and adventurous boys under 9 years of age to the mix. Life is full of adventure living on their country farm, located in northern Victoria. Not a day goes by when the boys are not outside running free, playing in mud, helping with the farm chores and enjoying the experiences that farm life has to offer. As exciting and charming growing up in a rural setting can be, children in ...
December 20, 2018
Summer has arrived and the holidays are just around the corner, which means spending time relaxing and celebrating with family and friends. Before the festivities can start, there are a lot of things to cross off of your holiday checklist – organising presents, food, and holiday plans are often top of the list, however what about setting your home pool defence? This summer, we are reminding parents and carers that when it comes to backyard pool safety, ‘the best offence is a good defence’. ...
August 29, 2018
By Vanessa Robinson Date: 22/08/2018 On the 30th of May 2010, the life that I knew was instantly gone. It was a typical Saturday in May when I put Chase and Tyler to bed. The autumn nights were cold, and I left the gas heater on to keep the house warm. In the middle of the night the boys became unsettled, so they came into my room and went back to sleep with me. That was the last time I saw my children alive — they never woke up. Unbeknownst to me, the gas wall heater in our rental property ...
July 31, 2018
Do you have fond memories of the fun that bouncing away on the trampoline provided as a kid? If you do, you might also have some stories of injuries that happened while playing on or near the trampoline, or maybe even some scars of your own to show. Trampolines are a great way for children to have fun, exercise and develop their coordination skills. However, they are also involved in a large number of child injuries. Every year, thousands of Australian children are injured when using ...