Remain vigilant and asthma ready this bushfire season
Our thoughts are with those families who have been affected by recent bushfires around Australia. For those people with asthma living in high risk bushfire zones, it's essential to be on high alert for asthma symptoms. Smoke and increased air pollution from fires can trigger asthma symptoms, as can high emotions such as stress and anxiety.
If you have asthma and live in a bushfire zone it is vital to be prepared and include asthma management in your fire safety survival plan.
Win great prizes in the Sensitive Choice colouring competition
I'm bored... is a common cry heard by nearly all parents or carers at some point during the school holidays. Want to beat the holiday boredom? Why not get your kids to enter our Sensitive Choice colour/decorate the butterfly competition. We have Smiggle and Typo gift cards up for grabs and you might even get a quiet few minutes with a cuppa while they are busy getting creative.
Do you know anyone who could benefit from free pregnancy, birth or baby advice? Brought to you by Healthdirect Australia, the service has been expanded to include maternal child health nurses who are available for advice or support 7 days a week as part of its national service.
Our article on dealing with asthma and sleepovers was one of our most popular Facebook posts last month. If you missed it, check out our factsheet for helpful advice on how to keep this experience fun and stress-free for everyone.
As the temperature soars our cooling systems work hard to keep up with demand. How is yours coping? Is your air-conditioner producing clean, sanitised air? Sensitive Choice partner Hydrokleen specialises in cleaning all types of split-system, ceiling cassette and ducted air-conditioners, removing mould, bacteria and fungi, which can trigger asthma symptoms, and improves operating efficiency.
If you need a split system air-conditioner, check out Sensitive Choice partner Daikin's range.