Is it Safe to Buy Secondhand Equipment?

Being a parent can be an expensive business, especially when it comes to kiting your baby or child out with all the equipment they need. While it might be tempting to cut corners and save money by buying secondhand products, is it safe to purchase used equipment? From the money …

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Choosing a Child or Baby Safety Gate

Safety gates are designed to prevent your child falling down the stairs and to stop them having access to selected areas of the home. In general, they range in size from widths of approximately 600mm to 10m and are around 1m in height. There are two main categories of gates …

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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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DIY Safety With Children

DIY may seem like a jolly hobby to most people, but it really isn’t something to do unless you have a certain amount of knowledge, experience and safety awareness. Every year, 70 people are killed carrying out do-it-yourself work and 250,000 are injured – many seriously. Whether you are an …

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Preventing Child Finger Door Trapping Accidents

Accidents involving children trapping their fingers in doors are more prevalent than you might think. Every year, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA,) 30,000 children trap and seriously crush their fingers in doors at home, school, nursery or shops. More than 1,500 of these children …

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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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Child Glass Safety: Windows and Doors

Aesthetically, glass is great for homes and we are increasingly fitting floor-to-ceiling windows, conservatories, glass doors, side panels, sliding glass patio doors and glass shower cubicles to our homes. And let’s not forget the humble window, to be found throughout. Yet every year windows and glass doors cause about 400 …

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Safety Gate Standards

Safety gates are standard equipment for any parent wanting to keep a toddler safe. Yet how can we be sure that the safety gates we buy really are safe? Most safety gates and ‘safety barriers used in the home that limit access to the stairs of children under 24 months …

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