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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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Safety in the Festive Season | myVMC

Christmas is a time for fun and family. However, the traditions of Christmas, from the tree to the turkey, can create dangers which may put a damper on the festive spirit.

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Play with babies and toddlers

Information on playing with babies and toddlers including getting them involved, tips for playing, play ideas, toy safety, plus links to trusted resources.

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