Child Safety

Mum Warns About Unexpected Danger Of Postpartum Hair Loss

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has issued a warning about the danger of hair tourniquets after her baby nearly lost a toe. Katie Ellison, from Cambridgeshire, who blogs at Mum...

Mum Urges Others To 'Think Before You Kiss A Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has urged people on Facebook to think twice before they kiss a baby, after her son contracted the herpes virus. Amy Stinton, from Portsmouth, sh...

Feeding Babies Eggs And Peanut Butter Could Prevent Allergies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Parents

Giving babies small amounts of peanut and egg to eat at an early age may prevent them developing allergies, a new study suggests. The research, commis...

Mum's Emotional Plea To Raise Awareness Of Sepsis After Son's Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents

A pregnant mother whose baby died from sepsis has made a heartbreaking video hoping to raise awareness of the condition. Melissa Mead’s one-year-old...

Jason Manford Cancelled Gig Due To Daughter's Injury

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents

Comedian Jason Manford has revealed he was forced to cancel his latest gig because his daughter sustained a head injury. The 35-year-old, who had a sh...

Mum Shares 'Distressing' Video To Educate Parents About Whooping Cough Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the above video distressing to watch. A mum has shared a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old daughter struggling to brea...

Baby Had Toy Stuck In Throat For Two Weeks: Advice For Parents

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose baby was struggling to swallow was shocked to discover a toy had been stuck in his throat for two weeks. The mum, identified only as Jude,...

Cot Deaths At Record Low But More Can Be Done To Prevent SIDs

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

The number of babies dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level on record. In 2014 there were ...

Mum's Tearful Warning To Parents: 'Get Your Kids A Helmet'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose daughter is recovering from brain surgery following a skateboard accident has urged parents to ensure their kids wear helmets. Emma Fai...

Parents Holidaying In Cornwall Warned Seals Could 'Take A Child's Arm Off'

SWNs | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been warned to keep their families away from seals in Cornwall due to fears they could ‘take a child’s arm off’. Harbour master Ste...

The Age You Can Leave Your Kids At Home Alone, By Law

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

With the pressure of childcare during the summer holidays, leaving kids home alone may be an option parents turn to during the break from school. The...

Mum Calls For Free Chicken Pox Vaccine After Toddler is Hospitalised

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

A two-year-old hospitalised for five days with a severe case of chicken pox was allegedly turned away by a GP’s receptionist. Jasper Allen spent fiv...

Free Helpline Launched For Parents Worried About Kids Being 'Radicalised'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Parents

Parents worried about their children being “radicalised” and the impact of terrorism can now call an NSPCC helpline for advice. The national child...

Mum Warns Of Heatwave Danger After Toddler Badly Burned By Park Apparatus

SWNS | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler suffered painful burns when she placed her hands on a metal playground ramp that had hit a scorching 51C during the recent heatwave. Eva Car...

Mum Praises Hero Teen Who Saved Toddler From Choking To Death

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has praised the ‘hero’ teenager who saved her toddler’s life when she was choking on a sweet. Leigh-Anne Challinor, 26, said she has been ...

Hundreds Of Kids Left Home Alone During Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

Parents should think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays, the NSPCC has warned. The national charity’s hel...

The 'Dangerous' Mistake Parents Make With Prams In The Heat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

During unexpected heatwaves, parents may be making a common mistake when it comes to sheltering their children in prams, according to a Swedish paedia...

Pokémon Go Launches Without Addressing NSPCC Child Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

Pokémon Go has launched in the UK and ignored demands from the NSPCC to address safety concerns for children. NSPCC’s CEO, Peter Wanless, previousl...

Doctors Advised To Listen More Closely To Parents Concerns About Sick Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

Doctors should listen closely to parents concerns when monitoring their sick child’s condition, new NHS recommendations have urged. Children in hosp...

Asda Recalls 'Buzz Lightyear' Costume over 'Strangulation' Fears

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

Asda has recalled a children’s Disney fancy dress costume amid fears over a risk of “strangulation”. The ‘Disney Buzz Lightyear Sound Effect C...

Mum Launches Petition To Ban Smoking Near Children's Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a petition calling on the government to ban smoking near children’s playgrounds because of the danger of secondhand smoke. Annie ...

Children Not Receiving NHS Mental Health Treatment They Need

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children suffering from mental health problems are not being granted access to the treatment they need on the NHS, figures have shown. Information fro...

Adults Aren't Being Fined For Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Adults are reportedly not being fined for smoking in cars with children in the back. Legislation introduced in October 2015 states that any driver or ...

10 Toys That Could Harm Kids This Summer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been warned about toys that could present potential hazards to children throughout the summer. The non-profit organisation World Against ...

Mum Saved Toddler From Falling Down Nine-Foot Drain

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum's quick reactions saved her toddler from falling nine feet into a flooded sewage drain when a manhole collapsed under him. Jesse Sealey, two, o...