WHEN SNACKTIME ENDS IN A SERIOUS BURN

[Pictured: Milla today] Milla was eight years old when she suffered severe burns to her lower body. On this particular day, she came home from a party feeling hungry, so she did what she’s done many times before and prepared herself one of her favourite snacks – some instant noodles. Usually, Milla would sit up […]

The burn you never saw coming

When we think about preventing burns, the potential hazards that come to mind are usually fire and heat sources such as stovetops, boiling water, hot food or drink and anything with a flame. But friction can also create painful burns as Mum of three, Bianca, discovered. Bianca is sharing her story about the seemingly unlikely […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News May 2022

It has been a big month for the team, culminating in National Kidsafe Day tomorrow (May 24th) and our inaugural Gala Ball on Saturday (May 28th). On National Kidsafe Day, we’re asking you to #betheonetomakethechange and ensure that we prevent life changing injuries to the children in our lives. Read the stories below about 5 […]

What’s the most likely cause of accidental poisoning for your child?

[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 […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News April 2022

I hope you have all enjoyed some precious time with family over the Easter/ school holidays/ Greek Easter/ ANZAC day periods this month. You may have seen our General Manager, Jason Chambers, popping up across different media outlets across the month, talking about how over 9 in 10 child car restraints that we have checked […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News March 2022

It’s hard to believe that there is only one more week until school holidays start – it feels like the kids just went back to onsite learning! This month we were grateful to Brooke for sharing her story as part of our water hazards campaign. If you have 3 minutes, watch her video now – […]

10 years on from the day Brooke’s Mum drowned, she almost lost her toddler in a drowning incident

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 […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News February 2022

What a weekend we had at the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo after a long wait! We had a great time meeting so many families and are looking forward to supporting you all in your parenting / caring journey. We have a packed e-news for you this month – we are excited to launch our […]

CHRISTMAS PAST AND PRESENT – A MEMORY THAT IS FOREVER IN MUM, MEL’S, MIND

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 […]

How to stay safe when you travel

Victoria is one of the world’s most fire prone areas. If you are travelling or holidaying anywhere around the state this summer, make sure you’re FireReady. Stay informed, be prepared and pack some essential items so you’re ready to leave when you need to. Never travel into any high-risk bushfire area where a Code Red […]