The moment you become a parent, child safety becomes one of the most important issues on the planet. Gazing at that little face for the first time, you know you’ll do anything to protect your baby from life’s dangers, be it a burnt finger, aggressive dog, or fallout from a nuclear war. Sadly, even the most careful and observant
doesn’t guarantee child safety. Each year about 350 Australian children aged 0 – 14 are killed and 60,000 hospitalised by unintentional injuries – the kind often referred to as accidents. These figures are half what they were before wide-ranging child safety guidelines were introduced just a few years ago. Fortunately, many injuries are easily prevented by simple child safety measures that you easily implement.