Safety Issues When Buying Handmade Toys

There’s no doubt that there’s something special about buying handmade or handcrafted items for adults. However, when it comes to buying handmade toys for children, there are some safety issues to take into consideration. Handmade toys are often sold at markets, craft fairs, Christmas fairs, online and at other fundraising …

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Surfing and Body Boarding Safety

Water sports such as surfing or body boarding are enjoyed by all ages, including children and teenagers, and are a great way of getting fit and learning new skills. But as with any activity involving water, there are Safety Issues to take into consideration. First and foremost, when a child …

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Road Safety for Kids

Keeping children safe from the dangers of traffic on the roads continues to be a major issue for parents. Although there are many good drivers out there, there are also plenty of erratic ones and accidents involving children and the roads can happen worryingly quickly. As a parent, you can …

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Christmas Trees and Lights: Safety Issues

It’s tradition to have a decorated tree with sparkly fairy lights in your house at Christmas and can help produce a magical atmosphere in the home. But as lovely as they are to look at, both Christmas trees and Christmas fairy lights can pose Safety Issues For Young Children. Christmas …

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Safety Tips for Older Children When Out and About

Every parent wants to ensure their children will be safe when they’re out and about. Older kids or ‘tweens’ are likely to be at the stage where they want a bit more independence, but you still want to keep an eye on them and know where they are. Helping them …

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Should You Use Nanny Cameras?

Leaving your child to be looked after by a childcare professional in your own home is naturally nerve-wracking for parents, not least if you’ve never left your child before and it’s your first time using childcare. But is it ethical or appropriate to consider using a nanny camera, to watch …

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When is it Safe for Children to Have Ears Pierced?

It can be a bit of a contentious issue, and many children are keen to have their ears pierced as soon as their parents allow it. But there are safety issues surrounding earrings for children, so when is it safe for parents to really think about letting their children have …

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How to Protect Your Kids’ Privacy on Facebook

Social networking has become hugely popular in recent years and the chances are your kids will be clamouring to be allowed to get onto Facebook as soon as possible. While it can be a nice way to keep in touch with friends and family, it does have a darker side, …

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Driving Safety Tips for Teens

Teens are often really keen to learn to drive, so that they can gain their own independence and no longer have to rely on mum and dad to drive them everywhere any more. But while learning to drive can open up a world of positive opportunities, it can also pose …

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Camping Safety Tips

Camping continues to be a popular choice for family holidays, as it’s inexpensive, accessible and fun. But if everyone is going to enjoy a stress-free camping holiday, there are some basic camping safety issues that you need to be aware of. Safety Around the Tent Your tent will become your …

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