Category: Newborn Safety

You may have seen increased advertising lately regarding Meningococcal Disease and with good reason… Meningococcal disease can strike without warning, killing up to one in ten, and leaving up to a third of survivors with damaging after-effects ranging from psychological disorders to loss of limbs. Professor Robert Booy, Head of

Working with Children Act Expands!

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13 Nov 2018
We are pleased to see the Queensland Government’s intentions to further strengthen protections for children, through the extension of professional categories & activities requiring ‘BLUE CARDS’. The proposed amendments to the WORKING WITH CHILDREN ACT expands the scope of the blue card system to include additional categories of child-related work

Tips to keep young clients safe…

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23 Sep 2018
September is “Baby Safety Month”. Baby and child safety is our sole aim and it should be a photographers as well.  According to “Kidsafe”, injuries are the leading cause of death among children, with approximately 5000 children in Australia each day needing medical attention as a result of accidents”.  Whilst the majority
Recent research shows that in births that require intervention by a doctor with the use of forceps, suction or excessive force, 95% of the babies had upper neck injuries. Brachial Plexus injuries (a stretch injury to a newborn’s head, neck and shoulder) often prevent the baby from being able to
Healthy indoor air quality of a Newborn Photography studio is essential for overall health and wellness of not only clients but staff as well. Newborn babies require more care and attention when it comes to air quality, as dry air can be detrimental to a baby’s sensitive skin and indoor
‘Cold sore virus took our baby at 13 days’: Grieving couple warn of lethal danger of HERPES virus that claims the lives of 65 infants a year… and could be passed on by a kiss from a relative Sarah Higson and James de Malplaquet’s son Kit died after less than
“Studies show that breast feeding helps prevent hypothermia and hypoglycemia in new born babies, which are contributory causes of early neonatal deaths especially among low birth weight and premature babies.” Read more on how …’Early initiation of breastfeeding crucial to avert neonatal deaths’ by Dr Swati Mittal, FMRI https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/diagnostics/early-initiation-of-breastfeeding-crucial-to-avert-neonatal-deaths-dr-swati-mittal-fmri/65308295  
Working With Children Checks (WWCC) and Police Checks are two different types of screening programs which have been designed to try and ensure child-safe working environments, in Australia. In this post we will look at both and the requirements of a Newborn/Baby/Child Photographer. Working with Children Check’s Working with Children
Conception (excuse the pun!) In 2010, unable to return to my role after maternity leave {due mainly to the fact that I had just given birth to not only one child but two!}, as National Training & Development Manager for a Global Organisation,  I started photographing friends babies as a