Many childhood injuries and accidents can be prevented. For safety tips, information and more child safety resources, go to
Before using a baby carrier, sling or pouch, parents and carers should be aware that babies who are born premature, of low birth weight, are unwell, or are under four months of age are at greater risk of suffocation. Talk to your Child and Family Health Nurse, GP or paediatrician before using a baby carrier, sling or pouch.
For more information on safe use of these devices visit
Raising Children's Network and
Product Safety Australia.
Drowning is the number one cause of death for children. Because it can happen quickly and quietly, it is important to actively supervise your child when they are in or near water at all times. This means a competent adult swimmer is within arm's reach of any child.
For more information on water and pool safety for children, go to
Kidsafe NSW - Water Safety.
For bath and water safety tips, visit
Raising Children Network - Bath and water safety.
For more information on pool safety and how to ensure your pool is safe go to NSW Swimming Pool Register.
Car safety is important for children of all ages. It is the law for all children up to seven years of age to be correctly restrained according to their age and size. Older children, young people and adults should use an adult seatbelt.
For further information go to
NSW Centre for Road Safety - Child car seats.