Do you know how to clear an obstruction from your toddler’s airway?

X-ray shows the risk of toddlers choking on grapes.

Here is a timely reminder about choking hazards “Grapes are the third most common cause of food-related fatal choking incidents after hot dogs and sweets, according to Dr Cooper’s paper.”

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What is the emergency service number in Australia?

Most people would know that Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services. These calls are free from all kinds of phone. However, did you know that Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies?

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Fevers and your baby

Fever is a common childhood illness accounting for almost 20% of the paediatric presentations to local Emergency Departments (ED). A recent study (Feb 2019), of almost two thousand children who presented with fever to an ED, found that most cases were not urgent (68%), 53% were aged between 13 – 24 months, and the months of June, July and August are the worst time of year. When interviewed, many parents chose to take their babies and toddlers to hospital out of concern that any fever may escalate to the more severe complications of fever such as seizures, brain damage or death (rare).

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Your First Aid Kit List for Winter

Your First Aid Kit List for Winter / Kids First Aid

Safety challenges

We tend to think of the winter months as a period of hibernation where we prefer to stay indoors. And while that’s true, we still like to be out and about and with that comes a few safety challenges for you and your family, especially your little ones. So it’s wise to stay vigilant. This is why we have prepared your first aid kit list for winter.

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