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    Sun Safety while Playing Outside
    We all need some daily sun exposure as it is our main source of Vitamin D. However, unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer. Too much sun is particularly harmful to young children, especially infants who should be kept out of direct ...
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    Look Right, Left & Right Again
    Imagine not being able to judge how fast a vehicle is approaching or where its sound is coming from. That’s the experience of children under 10 each time they step onto a road. And yet, 91% of Malaysian parents do not even escort their young children to and from school! Do not take your child’s ...
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    Your Child's First Bicycle
    There is nothing like having your very own set of wheels to freely move around, is there? Your child must be tremendously excited at the prospect of getting his first bicycle while you are concerned about buying one that fits his size and will be safe for him. Here are some tips to consider: YOUR ...
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    "Look Mummy, No Hands!"
    Play is an important activity for children to develop their strength, coordination, imagination as well as social skills. However, playgrounds are also places where accidents can happen. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, about 3,000 cases of injuries occur at playgrounds in the country every three months. As a parent, you can make the ...
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    'B' For Bites
    The great outdoors, from parks and beaches, to your own garden, seems fraught with danger in the form of physical injuries or bites ranging from insects to large animals like dogs. Knowing what to do if it occurs will not only give you a peace of mind but also allow your child to continue exploring ...
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    Keep Your Preschooler Safe
    In their eagerness to have fun, preschoolers plunge into activities without realising the risks and dangers. As parents, remember that your children must never be left on their own. Always supervise them and leave them in the care of a responsible adult if you are not around. Teach your children rules for safe play. Stop ...
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    Practical Parenting: Injury Prevention Tips
    As a parent, you want to keep your child as safe as possible. By exercising a little foresight, you will be able to prevent foreseeable injuries and accidents. Below are some tips for preventing the seven common injuries. Fall & Tumbles Do not put baby in a sarong hammock suspended by a spring (the buai ...
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    Prevent The 7 Common Childhood Accidents
    All children are fragile and vulnerable – perhaps even prone – to injury. As infants, they are incapable of warding off danger. As lively toddlers and pre-schoolers, their incessant quest for fun and exploration can get them into serious trouble. As a parent, you might wish you could protect your child forever. But this is ...