Is Your Child Safe at Friends’ Homes?

When Carolyn Miller was in primary school, her best friend Suzie lived about a 15-minute walk away. Often, the two girls would visit each other’s home after school to watch telly, play with their dogs and indulge in make-believe games involving dress-up clothes and a lot of make-up. One day, …

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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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Toddler Bed Safety Tips

A toddler bed is necessary when your baby has grown too big for a cot. The purpose a toddler bed is to take your baby through the time starting from when they are too big for a cot yet too small for a regular bed. Some cots are designed to …

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Does Your Child Know What to Do If They Get Lost?

No parent wants to think of their children getting lost, but if the worst scenario does occur and they become separated from you when you’re out somewhere, it’s important that a child knows what to do. Here are some practical tips and advice on helping your child learn what to …

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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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Beach Safety Tips

Going to the beach with family or friends, or holidaying near a beach, can be a lovely experience for children. But amid all the fun and enjoyment, it’s important to think about safety issues too, as by their very nature beaches can be dangerous places for children. Here are some …

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Jet Ski Safety

Jet skis are a popular form of water sport and are often available as an activity on holiday. But as much fun as they can be for families to have a go on, jet skis can also be a dangerous, especially for children and teenagers. If you’re going to use …

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Are Chinese Lanterns Safe?

Chinese lanterns, or flying sky lanterns as they’re also known, are increasingly growing in popularity in the UK. Used at celebrations, they’re an alternative to fireworks and light up the night sky. But although the lanterns look pretty when released into the sky, are they safe for children to use …

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