Baby equipment & furniture
ensure they are clean, undamaged, have lead free paint and meet Australian Standards. Most baby furniture are aids for parents and not safety devices. Use harnesses and rails and lock wheels. Always use the item as its design intended.
larger items in a cot or bed including large soft toys may cause suffocation. Small items can be inhaled causing choking. Children should not be able to fall out or get caught in gaps. Cords, ribbons or mobiles dangling into the cot can get caught around a child’s neck. Screws, bolts and latches should be out of reach.
Kids love to climb
Home office & gym
Home offices are becoming more commonplace and bring a variety of risks. If possible, locate your home office and/or gym in a separate, lockable room. If not, then be aware of risks associated with electricity, cords and power points. Laser pointers, guillotines, and stationery items which can cause choking should be kept on a high shelf or in lockable drawers.