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Keeping kids safe

Information on how to keep your children safe at home and elsewhere.

Choosing safe products and learning to use them safely can help keep your kids safe. The products below are covered by product standards.

Putting your baby to sleep safely is equally important to your child's safety. Read more in this leaflet from The University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's booklet Keeping Kids Safe – Children's and Nursery Products [1.7MB PDF] June 2013 also has advice about what products to buy for your child and how to use them safely.

Products covered by safety standards

Baby walkers


Children's nightwear

Cigarette lighters around children


Toy safety

Other products to choose carefully

Safe nursery

Amber teething necklace

Baby bath aids

Baby slings

Bib safety


Bunk beds

Change tables

High chairs

Jump, swing and play safely

Noisy toys

Portable cots and play yards

Prams and strollers

Safety barriers 

Last updated 13 November 2013
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