Home safety: part 2

Children need to be free to explore their world and our job as parents is to create an environment where they can do this safely. We need to be especially vigilant around driveways, poisons and water.

Home safety: part 1

About two children a week die from accidents and a classroom of children each week is admitted to hospital. Falls, burns, choking, and cuts are some of the main culprits so it pays to take a look around your home to ensure it is as safe as possible. Getting down on the floor and seeing the environment from your child’s level will help you recognise dangers.

Car seats

In New Zealand, children are required by law to travel in an age-appropriate car seat from their very first ride.


We all want our children’s ears to be healthy – and most importantly, to protect their hearing – but unfortunately ear infections are very common in children, particularly between the ages of six months and two years. Most infections are caused by viral infections or colds.