Garden Safety for Kids

Gardens are great to have and wonderful to be in but they do have their hazards, particularly to children. Every year, around 125,000 children are killed or injured in gardening accidents. How to Make Sure Your Garden Stays Safe First, make sure that your garden is contained so your child …

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Keeping Children Safe at Parties at Home

Children’s parties at home can be frenetic and stressful, especially as you are no longer just responsible for your child – you are also temporarily responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all of their friends, too! If you’re lucky enough to have a child with a spring/summer birthday, then …

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Hazardous Cleaning Products

If I said to you “name something which produces these symptoms” and then said “Lung and skin irritant. If mixed with chorine, releases toxic chloramine gas. Short-term exposure to chloramine gas may cause coughing, choking and lung damage. Asthmatics may be particularly vulnerable to asthma and chloramine fumes”, what would …

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Protecting Young Children From Swallowing Dangers

The most dangerous things for children are often the smallest and most innocent looking. Young children explore new objects by putting them into their mouths, but these can easily become a Choking Hazard. In infants and young children this is commonly either a sweet or a toy, so don’t leave …

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Falls in the Home and Garden

You have to put yourself back into a child’s mind to understand what hazards there might be in your home for falling. A small step out onto a patio for you might cause a little one to fall flat on their face onto concrete – obviously, not what you want …

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Toilets, Potties, Germs and Children

Children like nothing better than splashing about in a bit of water, even if it is in a toilet, or bringing the potty to you to show you what they’ve done, generally having slopped most of it across the floor! Though you’ll never stop the fascination, the big concern is …

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Choosing Safe Childcare

Putting your child into someone else’s care is one of the hardest things a parent has to do. Not just from an emotional point of view but also from the ‘are they in the best place possible?’ point of view. So how can you check? Who Regulates Childcare in the …

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Road Safety for Child Pedestrians

When our children are being warned about the dangers of little exercise and poor diet, it is natural to get them into walking or cycling to school or just out of the house to play. And that’s great, but it has to be done with care. In 2004, 3,905 children …

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Medicines, Toiletries and Children

Your bathroom may be a picture of bathing bliss where you can hide away for a relaxing bath when the kids are in bed, but have you thought about whether it’s safe? You can now buy pretty much any kind of medicine over the counter and most of us have …

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Smoke Detectors and Fire Safety

If you have a smoke detector alarm in your house but have taken the batteries out because the toaster kept setting it off then consider this: you’re twice as likely to die at home if you haven’t got a fire alarm. A smoke detector costs less than £5 and you …

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