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Play safety

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Your child's safety

Your child's safety is in your hands from buying cots, prams, strollers, car seat, toys and nightclothes to hot water safety and child-resistant packaging.

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Preschooler safety: in a nutshell | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide that explains safety for preschoolers including stranger danger, water safety and safe outdoor play.

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Water safety for babies

Information on water safety for kids and babies including things to remember, avoiding scalds, flotation toys, plus links to trusted resources.

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Car seat safety recall

Product Safety Recalls Australia has issued an urgent recall for Maxi-Cosi’s Euro Convertible Car Seat A2 manufactured by Dorel Australia.

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How to make a suicide safety plan | SuicideLine

A suicide safety plan can play a vital role in keeping you safe when you're feeling distressed or suicidal.

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Playgrounds & playground safety for kids | Raising Children Network

Playgrounds are great places for kids to play outdoors. Our essential guide to playground safety will help your child avoid outdoor injuries and stay safe.

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Choosing toys

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

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Toy safety

For children to get the most out of toys they must be safe and the right toy for the childs age and ability. Some toys such as bicycles and skateboards are not easy to manage and children need some help before they can use them safely. Other toys may not be safe because they are for older children, or because they are not well made. Here are some ideas about what to look for.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Pets - keeping yourself safe

There are lots of good things for children about having and caring for pets, and some of them are in the topic 'You and your pets'. Playing with and cuddling pets [yuk! not spiders] is part of the fun of having them, but there are some things to remember if you want to keep yourself safe.

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