When to go to hospital

Always get your baby or child to hospital if:

* your child has stopped breathing
* your child is breathing with difficulty and her lips are going blue
* your child is unconscious
* your child has a deep wound that is bleeding badly
* your child has a serious burn
* your child has a suspected broken bone
* your child has a chemical in her eye
* your child’s ear, nose or eye has been pierced by a foreign object
* your child has been bitten by a snake, animal or insect – especially if your family has a history of severe allergic reactions
* your child has eaten a poisonous substance, for example berries, medicines or chemicals.