Transcript and audio for the bilingual Indigenous product safety broadcast about baby walkers.
Today we are going to talk about baby walkers. This story comes from the book called Keeping Baby Safe. This book was written by the ACCC. The ACCC stands for The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Dhiyaŋ bala limurr dhu waŋanhamirr baby walker-puy. Dhuwanydja Dhäwu djorraŋur yäku Keeping Baby Safe. Wukirripuy dhuwal djorra ACCC woŋ. ACCC-ny dhuwal mayali ga The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Hazards are situations, objects or other things that COULD cause an accident to happen.
[One hazard when using a baby walker is] falling onto a hard surface or down steps
Galkirri dhu ḏällil munathalil wo dhukarrlil wo galkirri ŋoylil beŋur garrwarŋur
Fall down onto hard area (like ground or road) or fall down from the top (of stairs).
[Another hazard is] finger entrapment from collapsing baby walkers.
Goŋdhu ḏhapmaram ŋunhi dhu baby walker burruḻyun wo dhuṯthirrdhu.
Fingers can get trapped when the baby walker collapses or folds.
Manymakkum dhu ŋaṉdimirriŋuy dhuṯkum baby walker ŋayi balaŋ burrul’yurr ga goŋnha ḏapmaram yothuny
The mother needs to fold the baby walker properly because it might collapse and cause injury to the child or trap the child’s fingers.
[The next hazard is] choking from toys, or play or entertainment attachments that come off easily
Gaṯmaramany ŋuli bili djamarrkuḻiy ŋuli nhäma wakal mala gorrum ŋuli ga mala ga baby walkerŋur ga gumurr yalŋgi (easy ŋayili yothuw maḻmaram) walal ŋuli maḻmaram bala ḏulŋurryundja ga ḻukany bala gaṯmaraman.
Toys on baby walkers that are easily taken off by children or adults that the child can put in their mouth, eat it and choke on it.
Nyumurrku mala wakal djamarrkuḻiw ŋunhi ŋayi ŋuli ḻarrmaram baby walker-ŋur djamarrkuḻiy ŋuli märram bala dhurrwaralilnha galkan ga ḻukany ŋuli bala gaṯmaraman.
Small toys can fall or come off the baby walker. Children can then pick them up and put it in their mouth, eat them and choke.
[Another hazard when using a baby walker is] burns and scalds from pulling down electrical appliances
Nhäranhawuy galŋa latiritjmirriy rakiy ŋuli bathan ŋunhi ŋuli yothuy warryun nhakun djäg wo burayiŋpanpuy.
A child can burn their skin from pulling down electrical equipment for cooking like jugs or frypans.
Ŋunhi nhuŋu yothu dhu ga nhina djinawa baby walker-ŋur nhäma yan nhe dhu ga ŋanya ŋayi dhu yaka ŋayatham latiritjpuy raki balanya nhakun jug-puy wo burayiŋpanpuy (frypan).
Ŋuli dhu yothuy warryun latiritjmirr raki ŋayi dhu ḏaŋgalkmaram bala bathana ŋanya dhu galŋan.
When your child is sitting in the baby walker always check that there are no electrical things that the child can reach things like jugs or frypan cords. If the child pulls the electrical cords it will cause to fall and burn the child’s skin.
Baby walkers have breaks called braking devices to make the walker safer.
Gulmaranhamirr giṉiŋgarr baby walker-ŋur ga gulmaranhamirr giṉiŋgarr ga gorru’gurrum marrga dhu ga yothu baby walker-ŋur märrkitjkum wo manymakkum nhina ga (it sits safer).
Breaking devices on the baby walker makes the walker safer for the baby to sit in.
An automatic braking system to stop the walker from going over steps or down stairs.
Gulmaranhamirr giṉiŋgarr ga gorrum baby walker-ŋur ŋuli dhu baby walker dhatharyun ŋayi dhu gäna gulmaranhamirr waṉḏinyaŋur.
There’s a breaking device on the baby walker that stops automatically when the baby walker starts to go off the edge of stairs or steps.
Dälkunhawuy räba ŋunhi ŋuli ga gorrum ŋoyŋur gulmaram ŋuli marrga dhu baby walker yaka djinmirŋur djuḻk’maram.
Baby walker that has rubber pads underneath that makes it stop when the baby walker starts to go over the edge.
Safety habit-dja dhuwal bitjan biliyan dhu ga manymakkum djäga yothuw.
Safety habits mean you always have to look after your child and keep your child safe.
Always watch your baby when using the walker.
Bitjan bili nhe dhu ga nhäma nhuŋuwuy nhe yothuny ŋunhi ŋayi dhu ga baby walker-ŋur gorrum wo nhina.
Look after and watch your child when it is in the baby walker
Ensure your baby fits properly in the walker.
Nhäŋu manymakkuŋ nhuŋu yothuny ga nhirrpul ŋanya baby walker-lil wanha nhanŋu gana’ wo näp. Manymakkuŋ yothuny nhirrpul walker-lil.
Marrga dhu yothu yaka ḏaŋgalkthun ga yaŋaraŋa nhaŋu dhu yaka gaṯthun wo yaka nhanŋu dhu gulaŋ gulmaram waṉḏinyaŋur rumbalŋur nhanukal ga bulu baby walker dhu yaka dhuṯ’thirr wiripuny.
Look at your child properly and place in a baby walker to see whether the child fits in the babywalker in a good way.
This is so that the baby will not fall out and the baby’s legs will not get stuck and hurt their legs or cut off the baby’s circulation (the blood from moving through the body properly). When your baby is too big the baby walker can break and collapse.
Only leave your baby in the walker for a short time, such as 15 minutes, as overuse may delay learning to walk.
Ganarrthul nhuŋu yothuny baby walker-lil gurruriyan, 15 minutes-gu, ŋunhi dhu weyindja ganarrtham ŋayi dhu bän balaŋ bäyŋun marŋgithirr marrtjinyaraw.
Ŋuli nhe dhu bäki baby walker bitjan bili yän ga weyingu ŋayi dhu yothuy bän balaŋ ḻay-nhäman ga baby walker-n yan, bayŋun nhanŋu dhu waṉany, yaŋarany,ḏiltjiny ga bamburuŋburuŋdja manymakkum ŋuthan ga marŋgithirr.
Leave your child in the baby walker for short time only, like for 15 minutes. If you leave your child in for too long this will make child rely too much on the baby walker to walk;
When you use the baby walker often and for long periods of time the baby may not properly grow and learn to walk and other parts of the body (like the brain, back, legs and arms) will not develop (or grow and learn) like they normally do.
Only use on a flat, even floor surface.
Dhapaṉbalgurr wo bilkpilkkurr yan dhukarrkurr dhu ga bäki munathakurr.
Marr ga dhu yothu yaka galkirri wo waṉḏirr dhu dhaḻwirrirri’yun baby walker-mirr.
Only use the walker on a flat surface or place so that the child won’t fall or roll away with the baby walker.
Block off access to stairs, steps, kitchens and fireplaces.
Dhaḻakarr gunguŋ ŋalyunamirr-balaŋur, ŋathamirr ga gurthamirr wäŋa ŋunhi wanhami ŋuli ga ŋatha bathun, marr ŋayi dhu yaka yothu gulŋiyirr walker-mirr bala galkirrirra wo gurthaynha nhära.
Close off the area where the stairs and steps are, the kitchen and the fire place so that the child will not fall or get burnt on the fire.
Child safety experts recommend a stationary play centre as a safer alternative to baby walkers.
Gaḏamandhu yolŋuy mala ga ḻakaram nhaltjan dhu ga dharray djamarrkuḻiw, nhakun bitjan bili dhu ga nhäma, marrga ŋayi dhu yothu yaka burakirr.
Lakaram walal ŋuli ga buḻyunamirr djamarrkuḻiw waŋa manymak yaka nhakun baby walker-ŋurnydja ŋanydja balanya nhakun mat-ŋur dhu ga dharraṯa djamarrkuḻi buḻuyun babywalker-ŋurnydja dhu gumurr yalŋgi (finds easy) ŋuli maḻŋmaram yothuy burakinyaraw.
Child safety experts are the people who can tell us how to keep children safe and away from harm. They say that a children’s play area that does not move is better and safer for children. They say this because it is much easier for a child to have an accident and get hurt using a baby walker. Playing in an area that does not move, like on a mat, is much safer.