Australian laws are very clear about mandatory safety standards relating to child car restraints. Essentially, any car restraint sold in Australia needs to have met stringent guidelines to ensure it is safe. However, not all child restraints are the same. It’s important for parents to know what to look for and what to avoid to keep their child as safe as possible.
In the first years of life, a baby's immune system is not fully developed. Immunisations help give babies a better chance of fighting off infections from specific diseases during this early stage of growth.
Sadly, each year, SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents claim the lives of many infants as a result of unsafe sleeping environments. It is essential that parents ensure their young infants and toddlers sleep safely at all times and that the research-based guidelines are followed.
Childcare is a reality for many families. In-home day care, centre-based care, care provided by family or friends, occasional, part time, long day care or full time care are all variations on a theme. And although the specifics can vary enormously, there are some universal truths when it comes to making the childcare adjustment for parents and their children.