Do Cars Have to Have Child Locks?

When choosing a family car, it pays to have child safety locks on the rear doors. There are currently no laws on having child safety locks in your car (which applies to taxis too), but they are advisable if you have children who are likely to try to open doors …

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What Are The Rules Regarding Accidents in a Day Nursery?

Sorry to hear that your son had an accident at nursery. All nursery schools should have an accident policy in place, which helps staff record accidents that occur and act appropriately to deal with the situation. The accident policy may vary slightly from nursery to nursery, but in general you …

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At What Age Do Children Have Enough Road Sense?

This is a good question, although it’s got a bit of a ‘how long is a piece of string’ answer! It’s one of those issues where it’s hard to pinpoint an exact time and age. There are a number of factors involved when children become ready and have road sense, …

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How Safe is it to Reuse Plastic Water Bottles for School?

There’s no doubt about it, the subject of plastic bottles is always going to be controversial with parents who care about their children’s health. First of all, I think that it’s important that you approach the school with your concerns and sound them out about how the bottles are being …

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Should Children of the Opposite Sex Share a Bedroom?

There’s no law in existence which governs children of different sexes sharing rooms in privately owned homes. It’s up to the home owners/parents to sort out bedrooms and sleeping areas and make sure all children are well catered for in terms of sleeping arrangements. Many Children Share Bedrooms with their …

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Are All Herbs Safe for Children?

First of all, congratulations on being directly involved in your son’s education! Kids reap so many rewards when parents take an active interest in their everyday activities. Herb gardens are wonderful choices for introducing young children to gardening, and while most well known herbs are perfectly safe, there are some …

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How do I Help my Son Settle in School?

I understand your frustration and how upsetting this can be. Many children have a difficult time when they first start school, or when they Move To A New School, but before long, most get over their initial anxiety and begin to enjoy themselves. There are some things that you can …

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Will Shampoo Cause Skin Problems on Children?

Children’s bath foam is formulated to be gentle on kids’ delicate skin, so it is definitely the preferred product for making a bubble bath. That being said, a 3-in-1 product that is designated for use on children is probably safe for kids’ skin, just so your child doesn’t have any …

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What Are the Guidelines Regarding Buggies and Bouncers?

Choosing someone to provide care for your child when you are away can be a very difficult process. Few caregivers will match your preferences exactly, but it is important that you get an overall feeling that your child is in safe, capable hands. Visiting a number of nurseries is wise …

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