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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Skateboarding Safety for your Children

Many children are keen to have a go at skateboarding, but the nature of the sport means that accidents can and do occur. If you’ve got a child that wants to try out skateboarding, then here are some useful tips on safety issues. Successful skateboarding involves managing to balance, ride …

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Inflatables and Child Safety

From bouncy castles to lilos, children love playing with inflatable toys and objects. But there are some important child safety issues to be aware of to ensure you day out doesn’t end in disaster. Bouncy Castles Many children love the chance to have a go on a bouncy castle, either …

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Cat Safety for Babies and Children

If you’ve currently got a cat and are soon to have a new baby in the family, or if you’re thinking of getting a pet, it’s important to consider how babies and cats will interact. Many families with cats have no problems at all, but from a safety point of …

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Trampoline Safety For Children

Trampolines are great fun for children, and a good form of exercise, but accidents involving trampolines are common. If you want your children to enjoy the fun of trampolining, take note of these safety issues. Garden trampolines are increasingly popular, especially with children aged five to 13. But research published …

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Choosing Safe Outdoor Play Equipment

Having play equipment in your garden, such as swings, slides, mini roundabouts and even a bouncy castle, can be great fun for children. Play is an important part of development and aids imagination and social skills. But just as there’s a need to ensure equipment at public parks and playgrounds …

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Dogs and Baby Safety

Children and dogs seem to be natural pals, but the introduction of a new baby into a family that already has a dog takes some preparation and planning. Many dog owners (and cat owners too) dote on their pets and lavish them with a lot of attention. But smart parents-to-be …

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Which Animals are the Safest Pets for Kids?

Keeping pets is an excellent way for children to learn about responsibility, as well as helping them to develop a kind, caring attitude towards both animals and people – in theory. But the reality is that is can be a bit of trial and error while the child learns about …

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