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Your child's safety

Allergies: controlling your environment

Allergies can be triggered by allergens including pollens, mould and dust. Learn how to keep your environment allergen-free and minimise allergic reac...

Baby walkers

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

Medicine and poisons safety in the home

Learn more about the importance of child-resistant packaging, how to reduce the risk of poisoning and what to do if your child swallows a poison.

Children's nightclothes and safety

Children's nightclothes are now required to have a fire hazard label to help you make safer choices for your children when buying pajamas (pjs).

Choosing toys

Toys play an important role in your child's development. Find out more about the safety concerns for infant's toys including size, weight and material...

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 ...

Dealing with bullying

Learn how to recognise the signs of bullying and how you can help your child.

Hot water safety

Here is practical and trusted advice to prevent your children getting hot water scalds caused by bathwater, hot drinks, boiling water, cooking and hot...

Keeping your kids safe

Get some tips on how to teach your child to recognise suspicious behaviour and what to do about it.

Protecting your child from lead poisoning

Most houses built before 1970 contain lead-based paint. Learn about the symptoms of lead poisoning and how to prevent it.

Pets in the family

Practical and trusted advice about how to prepare a pet for a new baby, how to teach your child to look after a pet, and pet safety, illnesses and all...

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.

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