You & your child » Safety
Each year in New Zealand, 13,000 children under five years old are hospitalised because of injuries and poisoning. Many of these admissions are avoidable.
This safety section has some ideas on keeping your child safe as they grow and develop.
Plunket have produced three safety factsheets for your baby, toddler & pre-schooler offering hints & tips to ensure the safety of your child.
Download Safety & your baby factsheet PDF 2 pages, 375KB
Every baby is different, they will grow and learn in their own time. It's important that you keep one step ahead, making the environment safe for your baby.
Babies can go from wriggling, sitting and crawling, to standing and walking in a matter of months. Read our downloadable Safety and your baby factsheet and complete the checklist to keep your baby safe.
Download Safety & your toddler factsheet PDF 2 pages, 375KB
Your toddler is at a very busy stage of their life. They rush around on unsteady feet with little understanding of any dangers.
Age one is the most injury-prone stage of you child's life. Read our top tips and complete the checklist on the downloadable factsheet below and help to keep your toddler safe.
Download Safety & your pre-schooler factsheet PDF 2 pages, 375KB
Most injuries happen in & around the home, download our Safety and your pre-schooler factsheet and see how you can and can help be prevent some injuries by making simple changes to your environment.
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has created the Keeping Kids Safe booklet. This booklet provides information and guidance around the purchase and safe use of a variety of children’s and nursery products, discusses safety standards and reducing the risk of injury to young children in the home.
You can access the booklet from the Consumer Affairs website.