First Aid: Recovery Position

The recovery position should be used if you find a casualty who is unconscious but breathing normally. Recovery Position for a Baby In this instance, a baby is somebody less than 12 months old. When placing a baby in the recovery position, different steps must be taken to that of …

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Food Safety: Heating, Cooling and Storage

The Food Standards Agency estimates the number of food poisoning cases in the UK to be around five million people each year. Food poisoning varies from mild stomachache to extremely severe illness requiring hospital treatment. Young children and babies are most at risk from food poisoning because it doesn’t take …

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Child Glass Safety: Windows and Doors

Aesthetically, glass is great for homes and we are increasingly fitting floor-to-ceiling windows, conservatories, glass doors, side panels, sliding glass patio doors and glass shower cubicles to our homes. And let’s not forget the humble window, to be found throughout. Yet every year windows and glass doors cause about 400 …

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Bath Time Safety for Babies and Children

Squeaky clean, fresh smelling kids are great. Yet bathtime, while a fun and essential part of life for children, can hold dangers we might not have considered. Scalds and burns Every day in the UK, a child under five is admitted to hospital with scalds caused by bath water, with …

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The Internet and Children: The Warning Signs

The risks that being online might pose to children have been covered in our previous articles, but what if they’re already at risk? How can you tell if your child has become involved, intentionally or unintentionally, in something sinister on the internet? Maybe they feel it’s their fault, or they’re …

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What to do: Emergency Planning with Children

Many parents will have briefed their children on how and when to dial 999 by the age of 4 or 5, but there are further steps we can take to keep the family safe and calm in a crisis. From essentials like what to do in the case of fire, …

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Safety Gate Standards

Safety gates are standard equipment for any parent wanting to keep a toddler safe. Yet how can we be sure that the safety gates we buy really are safe? Most safety gates and ‘safety barriers used in the home that limit access to the stairs of children under 24 months …

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Toy Safety for Babies and Children

Play is a vital part of child development and while safer than ever before, as parents we should remain vigilant about hidden hazards posed by toys on store shelves. So what can we do to keep little ones safe at play? Useful points to consider include what to look for …

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What to do: Choking Facts and Prevention

Children are naturally inquisitive and get to know the world by using their senses – including touch and taste. It may be part of the learning process to put things in their mouths but the risk of choking is high in young children and babies whose airwaves are narrower and …

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The SafeKids Child Safety Handbook (Free Download)

Ensuring children are kept safe and well is of paramount concern to parents, carers and those working with children. Children, especially when they’re young, unaware and inquisitive, are particularly prone to accidents and they can happen in the blink of an eye. But by being aware of potential dangers and …

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