You never imagine that you will be ‘The One’…. but what if you were?

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. […]

Warning about deadly button batteries launched in Torquay on the eve of Isabella Rees’ eighth birthday

Every week in Australia, 20 children present to hospital emergency departments with button battery related injuries   Kidsafe Victoria and Bella’s Footprints Foundation have launched a button battery billboard campaign in Torquay, with a warning about the deadly common household item. The organisations are urging local parents and carers to be button battery aware and […]

The strange symptom that alerted a worried Mum about something sinister

Reader caution: some of the images in this blog could be distressing to some people   “I knew. I just knew. Something wasn’t right and it wasn’t just a virus making her feel lethargic and unable to eat or drink properly,”  Kirra explains through tears about her daughter Shaylagh, affectionately known as Dolly. Dolly was […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News February 2021

It has been a challenging few weeks for many of us, including a short stint trying to juggle working from home, home schooling and entertaining the kids when COVID-19 lockdowns were reintroduced. Sadly, the number of children who have died from preventable injuries have continued to be significantly higher than average. We have written to […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News January 2021

Welcome to the first edition of our e-newsletter for 2021 – we hope that you and your family have had a fun, safe and relaxing start to the new year after a tough 2020. With the hectic back to school and kinder time quickly approaching, this month we bring you some essential tips to help […]

LIFE WITHOUT BELLA

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 […]

Button batteries – a little known danger in your home that can cause serious injury in less than 2 hours

Every week, approximately 20 children present to hospital emergency departments across the country due to button battery related injuries. Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to perform regular button battery audits of areas in and around their homes, to reduce the risk of children accessing and ingesting button batteries. Tragically, two Australian children have […]