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Baby safety

Keeping baby safe

Babies are completely dependent on you for their safety. Here's what you can do to keep them safe.

Dummies and comforters

Babies are often given a dummy, also called pacifiers or soothers, to suck on for comfort. Most babies have a strong sucking reflex and sucking often ...

Cots

Here is a safety checklist of what features to look for when purchasing a baby's cot, practical advice on where to put the cot and specifications for ...

Guide to prams and strollers

Here is practical and trusted advice on the do's and dont's of buying a pram or stroller and Australian safety standards.

Baby walkers

Baby walkers can delay walking development and can be dangerous – the Australian Government and other health and safety professionals don’t recommend ...

Water safety for babies

Babies can drown in as little as 5cm (two inches) of water. Drowning is silent so you won’t necessarily hear any noise or struggle.

Babies in hot weather

Hot weather can be dangerous for babies because they are easily affected by the heat. Learn how to keep them cool and safe.

Babies in cold weather

It's important to be aware of how much clothing and the type of clothing your baby will need to keep comfortably warm in cold weather.

Car safety for babies

To be as safe as possible when travelling in cars, children and adults need to be using restraints or seat belts that are properly fitted and suited t...

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