How to prevent and treat children’s sports injuries

Saturday mornings spent on a football field, or after-school gymnastic or swimming lessons are an important rite of passage in most kids’ childhoods – and for good reason. While we know the health benefits of regular exercise, the ever-present risk of injury can be a dampener for parents. However, there are a few simple things […]

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Treating bites and cuts on your child’s lip or tongue

Any parent who’s cared for a child after an injury to the tongue or lip can testify that it can be a confronting experience for everyone involved. Injuries to the lip and tongue tend to be common, occurring often during playground knocks and falls, through sporting activity, or just general childhood play. They can also […]

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“Top Ten Most Popular” Kids First Aid Blog Articles – 2017 Edition

Every month we publish a blog article that explains what to do if a child or baby is experiencing a unique scenario that may require first aid. Here are the top ten most popular post on our blog, ranked in order. These articles are essential reading for all parents and carers. One: Parent’s Guide To […]

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How do you know if your baby has been poisioned?

The most common poisons relating to babies and children are items commonly found around the household like: Alcohol Cleaners Bleaches Medications How signs of poisoning present Most poisons present with one or two typical symptoms. The most common is nausea and vomiting. Vomiting occurs because the baby understands very quickly that the substance they’ve just […]

How To Safeguard Your Child From Falls

Children of all ages are prone to falling over. When first starting to walk, toddlers are unbalanced and unsure of their footing. In their teenage years, rapid growth spurts make for awkwardness. Between, stray laces and a lack of fear make for some spectacular tumbles. Children develop quickly. One day they can hardly crawl, the […]

The Menace of Medicines in the Home

Here in Australia we tend to associate poisoning with jellyfish stings, snakes, and spiders. But there’s something way more dangerous – and potentially deadly – lurking in the average household cupboard: medicines. Children are most at risk from accidental poisoning in the home, and those under 5 are in the highest risk category. How do […]

5 of the Most Common Emergency Situations Involving Children and How to Respond

1. Falls are one the most common emergency situations paramedics see involving children. The effects of falls can range from bleeding and abrasions (which are usually easily managed by a parent with a first aid kit) to sprains/fractures and head injuries. Head injuries from a fall are most likely to be minor but it is […]

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Spotting and Treating an Allergic Reaction

Allergies are on the increase, with one in three Australians estimated to have one or more. Foods are the most common substances to which people are allergic, with nuts, eggs, and dairy products high on the list of allergens (substances which cause an allergic reaction). In the most severe allergic reactions, your child could suffer […]

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Babies: the Pleasure and Pain

No matter how many good parenting guides have been read, a new mother and father will always feel they have no idea about how to look after their recently delivered baby. Babies tend to cry, eat, and sleep. They are wonderful bundles of joy, but sometimes difficult to cope with in the early stages. Imagine […]