Helping Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

Safekids provides practical tips, advice and guidance on child safety issues. Whether you're a parent wanting to provide the best care and support for your child, or someone who works professionally with children, you'll find the child safety help you need here.

Safe Teething Remedies

In many ways, teething is an exciting time, as it heralds the arrival of a baby’s first teeth. However, the process of teething can be long and laborious for a baby, not least as it’s painful and uncomfortable. Teething remedies can help ease the discomfort, but you do need to …

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Child Safety Around Hair Straighteners

Safety conscious parents have long been aware of the danger that home gadgets such as irons and electric sockets could pose for young children, but it’s modern gadgets such as hair straighteners that need to be taken note of. They may serve a great purpose for helping mum straighten her …

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We Learnt First Aid as a Family: A Case Study

Learning how to do first aid is one of those vital skills that could make a considerable difference and save a life, should an accident occur. We caught up with the Taylor family, who decided to learn first aid skills together. Read on to discover their experiences and why they …

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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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Is it Ever Safe for Baby to Sleep With You?

When it comes to baby sleeping issues, the primary advice given to parents is to put their baby to sleep in a cot. But is it ever safe for your baby to sleep with you? Cots are safe places for babies to sleep, especially if they are laid down in …

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Baby Walker Safety

During the transition from crawling to walking, babies enjoy anything which they can use to pull themselves up into a standing position. Baby walkers help to serve this purpose well, but there have been some concerns over their safety. In this article, we’ll explore what these concerns are and whether …

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Cyber Bullying: The Facts and How to Prevent it

Improvements in technology have brought many changes, but while most of them are positive, the advent of cyber bullying is less favourable. But what exactly is it and how can you prevent cyber bullying from happening to your child? What is Cyber Bullying? Cyber bullying is the term that’s used …

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How to Protect Your Kids’ Privacy on Facebook

Social networking has become hugely popular in recent years and the chances are your kids will be clamouring to be allowed to get onto Facebook as soon as possible. While it can be a nice way to keep in touch with friends and family, it does have a darker side, …

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Is the Swine Flu Jab Safe for Children?

The swine flu jab or vaccination was introduced to help protect children and adults, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, from contracting the H1N1 swine flu virus. The fact that it was introduced quite quickly, and after limited testing, worries some parents, and has led to questions over its safety. …

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Children’s Snow and Ice Safety

The snowy winter months may be lots of fun for children, but when they’re out and about in the snow and ice, there are serious safety issues to consider. Here are some practical ways in which you can help keep your children safe in the ice and snow. Safe Play …

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