Resources for Child Safety
PT – Safety in the Home/Burns and Scalds
Babies and young children are especially at risk from burns — they’re naturally curious and have sensitive skin that needs extra protection. Most burns or scalds are caused in the day-to-day situations that many parents don’t anticipate, like children reaching a hot drink or grabbing hair straighteners.
PT – Safety in the home/Water safety
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) says “At home, younger children are most likely to drown in the bath or garden pond. It’s important for parents to understand the risks of babies and young children being left alone, even for a moment. They may get no warning that something is wrong, as babies drown silently in as little as 5cm of water.”
PT – Preventing choking
Every day approximately 40 children under 5-years old are rushed to hospital because they are choking on something they have eaten or tried to swallow. It is important to know that a child who is choking can be silent. Children are more likely to choke because their bodies are smaller, which makes it easier for foods to get stuck. They are also curious and learn by placing things in their mouths.
PT – Staying safe in the sun
Sun safety is important for everyone.
Protecting children and teaching them how to be safe in the sun from an early age will limit their risk of developing skin cancer later in life.