Child Safety

This Is The Fire Safety Label Parents Should Look Out For On Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Parents

Parents should look out for an additional safety label on kids’ Halloween costumes, which shows they have undergone further flammability testing. Th...

Parents Warned About Risk Of 'Severe Burns' To Young Kids From Plugged In Phone Chargers

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned to ensure phone chargers are not left plugged in around children, after a mother claimed her daughter suffered a serious elec...

Furious Parents Are Calling This Playground 'Dangerous' - Can You Spot All The Alleged Risks?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have claimed a new playground in a shopping centre that was intended to be inclusive for all ages, is in fact “dangerous”. The garden play...

Toys 'R' Us Recalls A Popular Baby Toy Due To Choking Hazard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Parents

Toys ‘R’ Us has recalled a popular baby toy due to the risk of choking. The high-street retailer has recalled the ‘Bruin Wiggle Ball/Giggle Ball...

British Retailers Ban Baby Sleep Positioners After Health Watchdog Warns About Risk Of Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Parents

British retailers have removed baby sleep positioners from sale after a US health watchdog warned about risks of suffocation. The Food and Drug Admini...

Make Rugby Safer By Leaving It To The Amateur Clubs

Jamie Beck | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

Here we go again! The touchy subject of young people playing rugby and the associated risks has once again reared its controversial head in the news. In the red corner are the raging rugby aficionados, angry about the demonisation of their long practiced sport. In the blue corner are section of the medical community who are either custodians of our young people's safety or out of touch liberals with no concept of the real world. Delete as you see appropriate.

Does Your Kid Have A Nerf Gun? Make Sure You're Aware Of This Warning From Doctors

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents

Families are being warned about the dangers of Nerf guns as doctors have said using them can lead to serious eye injuries. Medical experts said the ...

A Dad Invented A Gadget That Protects Your Baby From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has created a “clean air barrier” that protects babies and young children from air pollution while they’re in their prams. Yosi Romano, a ...

The Crucial Thing Parents Need To Know If They're Going Down The Slide With Their Child

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have been warned to be vigilant of the potential dangers posed by going down a slide with their child, after a study found it can increase the...

This 3-Year-Old Girl Died From Sepsis, Her Dad Is Urging Parents To 'Ask The Question'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents

A dad whose daughter died from blood poisoning when she was just three years old is encouraging other parents to ask the question: “Could it be seps...

Three Out Of Four Parents Would Not Be Able To Save A Choking Baby: Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents

Three out of four parents in the UK would not be able to save their baby from choking, a study has found. The survey of 2,009 adults (including 572 pa...

Mothercare Recalls 'Loved So Much' Bouncer Due To Risk Of Injury

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents

Mothercare has issued a voluntary recall of its “Loved So Much” bouncer due to a risk of injury when it is assembled incorrectly. The high-street ...

Disney Frozen Socks For Kids Recalled Over Fears They Might Contain Restricted Chemical

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents

A retailer has recalled a pack of Disney Frozen socks for children over fears they they might contain a restricted chemical. Finnish-owned fashion cha...

Parents Urged To Talk To Kids About Level Crossings After Shocking Footage Is Released

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to talk to their children about level crossings after Network Rail have noticed a number of incidents of deliberate misuse. Th...

Dad Warns Parents About Popular Kids' App After Daughter Gets Disturbing Messages

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Parents

A dad is warning parents about the potential dangers of a popular app for young people after his seven-year-old daughter received some disturbing mess...

How To Prepare Children For A Terrorist Attack

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Recent terrorist attacks have horrified us all. The current threat level for terrorism in the UK is severe, which means an attack is judged ‘highly ...

Kim Kardashian Defends Herself After Being Shamed By Parents Over Car Seat Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has defended herself after she was shamed by parents for a photo of her 18-month-old son Saint in his car seat. The reality star, who i...

Charity Warns Parents Against 'High-Risk' Sleep Arrangement With Babies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents

A charity is warning parents about the “high-risk” situation of falling asleep with their baby on their chest. Lullaby Trust, an organisation prov...

Kym Marsh Furious After Finding Fake Twitter Account Impersonating Her 6-Year-Old Daughter Polly

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents

Kym Marsh has vented her frustration online after learning that a fake Twitter account has been set up by someone pretending to be her six-year-old da...

Mum Warns Parents To Always Check Kids' Rooms For This Danger, After She Couldn't Wake Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a warning about the warm summer weather to parents, after her daughter wouldn’t wake up from a nap. Jessica Abma, from the US, expl...

LEGO Batman Movie Costume Recalled Over Fire Safety Fears

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Parents

A LEGO Batman movie costume for kids has been recalled because the material does not meet fire safety standards. Children’s retailer Jakks Pacific (...

Ben Fogle's Wife On How She Set Up A Fake 'Accident' To Help Her Daughter Overcome Fear

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Parents

Ben Fogle’s wife has spoken out about how she chooses not to wrap up her kids in cotton wool so she can help them overcome fear. Marina Fogle, who i...

Age Verification On Adult Sites Is A Vital Step To Making The Internet Safer For Children

Claire Lilley | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Lilley

Young people are not equipped to deal with pornography. It can have a deeply damaging effect on their behaviour and their understanding of consent and healthy relationships. It can distort their views on body image. It can be downright dangerous when it comes to learning about sexual health.

NSPCC Reveals Fears Over Hundreds Of Kids Being Left Home Alone During Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Parents

The NSPCC has revealed fears over hundreds of kids being left home alone during the summer holidays. The national charity revealed that contacts to th...

Mum Warns Parents About Unlikely Danger Of BBQs After Her Son Was Hospitalised

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum is warning about an unlikely danger that could occur at a BBQ after her son was hospitalised. Jenna Kuchik, from the US, explained that a bristl...