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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Baby Walker Safety

During the transition from crawling to walking, babies enjoy anything which they can use to pull themselves up into a standing position. Baby walkers help to serve this purpose well, but there have been some concerns over their safety. In this article, we’ll explore what these concerns are and whether …

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Child Safety Around Hair Straighteners

Safety conscious parents have long been aware of the danger that home gadgets such as irons and electric sockets could pose for young children, but it’s modern gadgets such as hair straighteners that need to be taken note of. They may serve a great purpose for helping mum straighten her …

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Aerosol Safety Issues With Kids

Aerosol cans are commonly used as a means of holding and dispensing various products, such as deodorant, hairspray, cleaning products and spray paint. But whilst they’re a functional form of product, the very nature of aerosols can pose some dangers to children, especially if used in the wrong way. We …

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Safety Issues With Home Heating Appliances

Home heating appliances are essential for keeping houses warm and comfortable, especially during the winter. But despite their practical use, heating appliances can pose serious risks to children, with many common kids accidents in the home involving heaters, radiators or fires. If you’re keen to child-proof your home and reduce …

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Children and Safety Around Construction Sites

Children are often keen to explore new areas and may display a natural sense of curiosity for anything new that’s going on. In the case of building work and construction, there may be temptation to go and see what’s happening, but construction sites can pose serious dangers for children. Understand …

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Preventing Electrical Accidents with Children

Electricity can be defined as a form of energy that flows through wires to provide heat and light, and power to machines and, while it is the backbone of many economies around the world, it is certainly a hazard around the home to babies, children and even adults. The main …

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Safety Marks: What Do They Mean?

Your child is protected by safety laws that require that everything sold is reasonably safe. Manufacturers, importers and Trading Standards Officers together spend millions of pounds each year making sure new products are safe. Look for these signs that show goods are up to safety standards. British and European Standards …

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Accident Hot Spots: Baby Under 24 Months

Grazed knees and elbows are a part of growing up, as the older children become, the more their curiosity gets them into scrapes. As their confidence and abilities develop, the keener they are to try new things, but there is a direct correlation between a child’s development and the nature …

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