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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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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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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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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Children’s Clothes and Fire Safety

Everyone loves an open fire and romantic candles are second to none for creating an atmosphere. Fire also plays an important role in everyday life, with gas hobs and ovens to light. Smokers also have ready access to matches and lighters. Sadly, though, this means that children can also gain …

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Waste Hazards and Children

As a safety conscious parent reading this site, chances are you are also vigilant about putting rubbish in the bin, maybe recycling as well. But are you aware of how hazardous bins and rubbish can be? The main sources of germs in our homes are food and water, people and …

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Child Safety Around Household Appliances

The world of household appliances knows no borders. I’m betting that if you walked into every room in your house there would be an appliance in there, even if it were a table lamp. That’s great in terms of having loads of stuff in your house to make life easier, …

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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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