Accident Hot Spots: Child aged 2 to 5

While your toddler may seem to have a strong and wilful personality, they are still small, vulnerable people. This is especially true now that they are able to get around unaided, and can get themselves into all sorts of scrapes before you’ve even had a chance to draw breath. Falls …

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Accident Hot Spots: Child aged 5+

From the age of five, children are absorbing a lot more detailed and specific information but they are also able to put it into a context and make logical links about the implications of what they do and how they do it. You will probably also be able to take …

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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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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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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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Carbon Monoxide and Poisonous Fumes

Poisonous fumes and gases are dangerous because they are invisible. You can’t trip over them and you can’t lock them away. In your home, things you take for granted may be harmful. For instance, a car running in a closed garage will rapidly fill with carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning …

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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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