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This is such good news! Follow the links to get involved ๐ŸŒ.โ™ป๏ธ CLOTH NAPPY & REUSABLE SANITARY ITEM REBATES ARE A GO! City of Tea Tree Gully residents looking to make the switch to reusable cloth nappies or reusable sanitary items can now apply for a rebate for 50% (up to maximum of $150*) of the purchase price of their reusable items to help cover the upfront costs of these types of products.A huge thank you the Staff working behind the scenes to get this initiative up and running, as well as my fellow Councillors who supported my motion last year for this trial to go ahead. For more details or to apply for a rebate, head to: www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/Waste-and-recycling/Apply-for-a-cloth-nappy-and-reusable-sanitary-prod...Can't wait to see how the trial goes! #lesstolandfill #TeaTreeGully*See full conditions for details on rebate amounts/ item eligibility ... See MoreSee Less
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Perfect beach weather for this fabulous event tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our friends at Goodwill Wine have a special offer to help welcome in the new year. For a limited time only you can get 10% off all wine* using the code SUMMERTEN at checkout. As always they'll donate 50% of the profit from your order to us, so you can feel good knowing your wine purchase also helps support our work. Shop here: goodwillwine.com.au/pages/tea-tree-gully-toy-library *Offer ends midnight 25th January. No minimum spend. Excludes Wine Club subscriptions and "Choose Your Own" customised mixes. ... See MoreSee Less
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Snakes! Most of us do not want to think about them but we know they are around. This is a great article. Please read it and you may like to save it.This article was written by Rob Timmings and definately worth reading!Rob runs a medical/nursing education business Teaching nurses, doctors and paramedics. Itโ€™s well worth the read3000 bites are reported annually. 300-500 hospitalisations2-3 deaths annually.The average time to death is 12 hours. The urban myth that you are bitten in the yard and die before you can walk from your chook pen back to the house is a load of rubbish.While not new, the management of snakebites (like a flood/fire evacuation plan or CPR) should be refreshed each season.Letโ€™s start with a Basic overview.There are five genus of snakes that will harm us (seriously)Browns, Blacks, Adders, Tigers and Taipans.All snake venom is made up of huge proteins (like egg white). When bitten, a snake injects some venom into the meat of your limb (NOT into your blood).This venom can not be absorbed into the blood stream from the bite site.It travels in a fluid transport system in your body called the lymphatic system (not the blood stream).Now this fluid (lymph) is moved differently to blood. Your heart pumps blood around, so even when you are lying dead still, your blood still circulates around the body. Lymph fluid is different. It moves around with physical muscle movement like bending your arm, bending knees, wriggling fingers and toes, walking/exercise etc.Now here is the thing. Lymph fluid becomes blood after these lymph vessels converge to form one of two large vessels (lymphatic trunks)which are connected to veins at the base of the neck. Back to the snake bite site.When bitten, the venom has been injected into this lymph fluid (which makes up the bulk of the water in your tissues).The only way that the venom can get into your blood stream is to be moved from the bite site in the lymphatic vessels. The only way to do this is to physically move the limbs that were bitten.Stay still!!! Venom canโ€™t move if the victim doesnโ€™t move.Stay still!!Remember people are not bitten into their blood stream.In the 1980s a technique called Pressure immobilisation bandaging was developed to further retard venom movement. It completely stops venom /lymph transport toward the blood stream.A firm roll bandage is applied directly over the bite site (donโ€™t wash the area).Technique:Three steps: keep them stillStep 1Apply a bandage over the bite site, to an area about 10cm above and below the bite.Step 2:Then using another elastic roller bandage, apply a firm wrap from Fingers/toes all the way to the armpit/groin.The bandage needs to be firm, but not so tight that it causes fingers or toes to turn purple or white. About the tension of a sprain bandage.Step 3:Splint the limb so the patient canโ€™t walk or bend the limb.Do nots:Do not cut, incise or suck the venom.Do not EVER use a tourniquet Donโ€™t remove the shirt or pants - just bandage over the top of clothing.Remember movement (like wriggling out of a shirt or pants) causes venom movement.DO NOT try to catch, kill or identify the snake!!! This is important.In hospital we NO LONGER NEED to know the type of snake; it doesnโ€™t change treatment.5 years ago we would do a test on the bite, blood or urine to identify the snake so the correct anti venom can be used. BUT NOW...we donโ€™t do this. Our new Antivenom neutralises the venoms of all the 5 listed snake genus, so it doesnโ€™t matter what snake bit the patient.Read that again- one injection for all snakes! Polyvalent is our one-shot wonder, stocked in all hospitals, so most hospitals no longer stock-specific Antivenins.Australian snakes tend to have 3 main effects in differing degrees.Bleeding - internally and bruising.Muscles paralysed causing difficulty talking, moving & breathing.PainIn some snakes severe muscle pain in the limb, and days later the bite site can break down forming a nasty wound.Allergy to snakes is rarer than winning lotto twice.Final tips: not all bitten people are envenomated and only those starting to show symptoms above are given antivenom.Did I mention to stay still.~Rob Timmings ... See MoreSee Less
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Hello 2022!Free upgrade to Multi City membership and BIG savings on Hello Fresh when you purchase Entertainment Membership before 6th February. Help the toy library and help yourself to some easy meal preparation for those first busy weeks back at school.au.entdigital.net/orderbooks/91p8406 ... See MoreSee Less
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Some good strategies for THOSE moments.... ... See MoreSee Less
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Our team is taking a break over the holiday period.Toy library will reopen on Tuesday 1st FebruaryNo items can be returned during this closure, please just keep enjoying them.We wish you all safe and happy holidays with your family and look forward to seeing you again in 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great idea!Thank you to all the Christmas light enthusiasts. We LOVE your work ๐Ÿ’• ... See MoreSee Less
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This is our last week prior to holiday closure. Board games have been a popular item but there are still plenty on the shelf for your family to borrow this week. Keep everyone occupied and come in and swap your toys. Thursday 16th is our final day and we will reopen on Tuesday 25th January. #boardgames #holidayfun #familytime ... See MoreSee Less
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If your family doesn't have tickets to this evening's Christmas Carol's, you can still join in the fun from home! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“บ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒSteps for watching tomorrow - 12 Dec - 7.30 pmโœ”๏ธ Device or TV to watch๐Ÿฅ‚ Prep the party pies, drinks and treats๐ŸŽ… Dress for success๐ŸŽต Sing and dance as though no one is watching! ๐Ÿ“ท Take pics and share them with us! More info on Civic Park Carols live stream - bit.ly/3lyfWdk ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Frances Bedford - Independent State M.P. for the Lions Christmas cake. Our volunteers are enjoying their treat. ... See MoreSee Less
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"What child doesnโ€™t like unwrapping a present? The excitement of what is in the beautifully wrapped gift. The feeling of anticipation as you peel back the paper or maybe you simply rip the paper off because you canโ€™t wait to find out? Then once you discover that the gift is that perfect gift you have wanted for so long, you want to share it with those present. They want to thank the person who gave it to them and give them a massive hug. They will then show everyone how this amazing toy works and hope they will play with them too. This feeling of excitement will be familiar to many of you reading this. However, I canโ€™t relate to that experience. When I was a child there was nothing worse than being given a gift in public. I still feel this today and will avoid opening any gifts in front of anyone. If the present is wrapped in paper, I find it is hard to remove. It hurts my hands as I try to undo it. Once I got a paper cut on paper and I can still remember how painful that was. I wish I knew what was inside it - I hate surprises even nice ones. There are so many people watching who are expecting a particular reaction from me but I donโ€™t know what that reaction should be. What if the person that gave it to me wants to hug me when I say thank you? Their jumper looks itchy and their perfume is so strong it gives me a headache. They will then expect me to show them how it works and might even want to play with my new toy. It will take me time to work out how it works and the feel of it. I need time on my own to process what has happened and get used to the new toy. I can feel a meltdown coming on because there are so many emotions zooming around my head and I have lost control. Now I have ruined Christmas for everyone and that feeling of guilt will last for ages."Written by Charlotte. This is not an unusual feeling for an autistic child (or adult) and we have both seen it with our own sons. It isnโ€™t because they are ungrateful, it is the overwhelming nature of all of the different emotions and feelings that they are experiencing whilst having an audience. Both our boys love Thomas the tank engine, but neither of them can unwrap a Thomas present or be given it in front of other people. Excitement can so quickly tip over into sensory overload and meltdown. Containing that excitement is so hard and often impossible when you can't regulate your emotions or thoughts. Danielle's son will scream and hide if he thinks he is being given a Thomas present. If he unwraps it and sees any of the logo he becomes instantly dysregulated. He can't cope with any noise, movement or light. The excitement is too much. So now she will leave any Thomas related gifts in his playroom, in a place where he will see it bit that no one can see his reaction. He immediately plays beautifully and from their hidden viewing spot they see a huge smile spread across his face. If your child would rather open presents on their own then let them. They will share their joy and excitement when the time is right for them. Small adjustments like this can make the world of difference to your child and to everyone else in the household. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is nearly school holiday time! Perfect time for a puppet show - we have four puppet theatres ready for borrowing. Choose any 4 puppets for your own adventure! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our wonderful volunteers work tirelessly all year to ensure local families can access toys and educational resources. Today we had an opportunity to thank them for all they do with a lovely lunch. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you seen our collection box for Pathway Community Centre ?We are collecting non perishable food items and personal care products which will be used in Christmas Survival Kits for the most vulnerable in our community.Is your family able to help another family that needs some extra support right now?Children delight in putting their item in the big box and it is a wonderful way to raise awareness and to allow them to experience the joy of giving.Donations can be dropped off during toy library open hours until 15th December.๐ŸŽ ... See MoreSee Less
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Is it really that time of the year already???Here are some activities to help you embrace the Festive Season ... See MoreSee Less
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BC 1604 Rocking Moon GameThe Rocking Moon Game is a fun toy that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. By rolling dice to select blocks, the game begins and challenges players to use strategy to keep the blocks from falling off of the rocking moon. Complete with colourful dice and block pieces, this toy set is the perfect bonding activity for any family with young children. Ages 3+.This gem can be found in our Early Games section. ... See MoreSee Less
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