Asthma: Most common symptoms, triggers & mistakes

KarynAsthma, Asthma First Aid, Childhood, children, community, Cough, First Aid, Parents, prevention, Sickness

Manage Asthma with Head2Toe First Aid

Quick Facts on Asthma in Australia With 1 in 9 Australians (2.7 million people), affected by asthma, there’s a strong chance that someone within your family or close circle is living with the daily burdens of this condition.   For the head2toe family, my daughter Aimee is our asthma kid, and when her triggers include laughing – you can imagine that prevention & management is absolutely vital for us! Continuing to look at the statistics, … Read More

Why Handwashing and Self-care is Powerful and Timeless

KarynChildhood, children, community, Cough, Parents, prevention, Sickness

Why Handwashing Saves Lives!

Fundamentals Save Lives in COVID-19 & Beyond I’ve been amazed at how washing your hands ‘properly’ for 20 seconds has come as news to a lot of people! Because as a Nurse, handwashing is the absolute foundation of our work and of infection control. I still remember my first day in the demo ward at Uni. I proudly went up the elevator in my brand new uniform excited about what life-saving skills I would learn.  … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

KarynAllergy, Childhood, children, First Aid, Parents, prevention

Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

Spring is here & with it comes a collective groan – because it’s the start of ‘Hay Fever season’! Across Australia, almost 3 million people suffer from Hay Fever, the common name for ‘allergic rhinitis’. This number hits its peak across the warmer months of September to April, when pollen counts rise. And isn’t it odd that despite its name, hay isn’t the cause of the problems – and there’s no fever involved! Hay Fever … Read More

Top 4 Free First Aid Apps

KarynChildhood, children, emergency, First Aid, First aid kit, injuries, Injury, Parents, Sports

head2toe First Aid reveal their Top 4 First Aid Apps

In today’s world, we all want up-to-date information at our fingertips, and First Aid is no different. So in this blog, we’ll reveal the four First Aid Apps that put reliable, evidence-based, life-saving first aid knowledge into the palm of your hand, wherever you travel in the world. That means you can skip the Dr Google step! I’ve heard so many people say they’re afraid they won’t remember how to deal with all of the … Read More

Childhood Falls & Injuries: STOP before you Scoop!

KarynChildhood, children, emergency, First Aid, injuries, Injury, Parents, Sports

Childhood Falls from Playground Equipment.

Has your child ever fallen from a height in the playground? Or sustained injuries from falling off the top bunk or out of a tree? Crashed their bike? Or even had a rough tackle at footy? What was your first reaction? Because if you’re like most parents with a child who is hurt and crying – you want to scoop them up to comfort them and make sure they’re ok. Picking up your child could … Read More