Helping Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

Safekids provides practical tips, advice and guidance on child safety issues. Whether you're a parent wanting to provide the best care and support for your child, or someone who works professionally with children, you'll find the child safety help you need here.

Asthma in Children and Exposure to Dust

Traditional thinking says that to protect your children from developing asthma, you should keep a spotless house. Well, there’s good news for busy parents everywhere – current research contradicts old school thinking. In fact, babies who are the least likely to develop asthma by the age of four are those …

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Does Your Child Have Hidden Allergies?

Most people regard allergic reactions as the typical presentation of asthma attacks, fits of sneezing and nasal congestion, runny or puffy eyes or skin rashes. There are, however, many other ways in which allergens can physically manifest themselves. Persistent headaches Hot or cold shivers but without any physical change in …

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Video: Looking After Your Trampoline

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Vanessa Stratton from Kids Corner, based just outside of Chester, and on behalf of SafeKids.co.uk we are going to advise you on the welfare of your trampoline. If you buy a decent quality trampoline, there should be no trampoline maintenance and your trampoline should …

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Video: Fitting a Rear-Facing Car Seat

Video Transcript Hi, I’m Lisa Scott, the Road Safety Officer for Halton Council, and I’m here today with SafeKids.co.uk to show you how to fit a rearward-facing car seat. The first thing that we do when fitting a rearward-facing car seat is to put the car seat into the car …

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What to Do About Violence at School

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a Columbine-style attack in a British school, where a disgruntled student, armed with a lethal weapon, starts shooting indiscriminately within the school grounds. While incidents such as these might not be commonplace in the UK – although they are becoming more and more common …

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Is Your Child Safe at Friends’ Homes?

When Carolyn Miller was in primary school, her best friend Suzie lived about a 15-minute walk away. Often, the two girls would visit each other’s home after school to watch telly, play with their dogs and indulge in make-believe games involving dress-up clothes and a lot of make-up. One day, …

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Do Cars Have to Have Child Locks?

When choosing a family car, it pays to have child safety locks on the rear doors. There are currently no laws on having child safety locks in your car (which applies to taxis too), but they are advisable if you have children who are likely to try to open doors …

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Toddler Bed Safety Tips

A toddler bed is necessary when your baby has grown too big for a cot. The purpose a toddler bed is to take your baby through the time starting from when they are too big for a cot yet too small for a regular bed. Some cots are designed to …

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