Child Safety

Jamie Oliver's Snap Of River Sparks Concern From Parents Over Baby Carrier Safety

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver’s latest snap of his wife Jools Oliver and their baby son River has sparked some concern among parents. The 41-year-old celebrity chef ...

Parents Are To Blame For Kids Using Social Media Sites Underage, Says Facebook Exec

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are to blame for the fact children are signing up to use social media sites underage, a Facebook exec has said. Simon Milner, Facebook’s di...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Do You Know The Signs That Your Child Is In Danger?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents

If your child was struck down by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning would you know what was wrong with them? Just one in 20 parents in the UK would recogn...

Car Seat Suffocation Warning For Babies On Long Journeys. My Thoughts On How To Travel Safely

Angela Spencer | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

If you talk about technology and it's impact on children and babies, most people will think of computers and mobile phones. However, in my opinion, one of the biggest technological impacts on babies is actually the development of car seats and prams.

Parents Are Taking Their Newborns To Paediatric Chiropractors, Despite Lack Of Evidence

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some viewers may find the video above unpleasant to watch. Some parents in America are taking their newborn babies to paediatric chiropract...

Michael Gove Criticised For 'Leaving 11-Year-Old Son Alone In Hotel' While He Went To Party

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Michael Gove has been criticised after reportedly leaving his 11-year-old son alone in a hotel room while he went to a party. The Tory MP and his wife...

Claudia Winkleman Has Something Important To Say To Parents This Halloween

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Claudia Winkleman has issued a new warning to parents about the safety of their children on Halloween. The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenter, 44, ...

Babies Should Sleep In Parents' Room Until They're One

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

Babies should sleep in their parents’ room for their first six months to a year, to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), doctors ...

How Your Hair Straighteners Are Putting Kids At Risk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned that their hair straightening habits could pose a potential risk to children. According the latest UK figures, 392 children w...

Halloween Safety Warning: Parents Urged To Check Costume Labels

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to check the labels on Halloween costumes they buy for their children to ensure they are as safe as possible. The issue of Hal...

'Sharp Rise' In Kids Calling Childline About Online Porn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

There has been a “sharp rise” in the number of children contacting Childline about online porn, the NSPCC has warned. Childline revealed they’ve...

'Terrified' Children Calling Childline About Clown Sightings

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Parents

Worried children have been getting in touch with Childline to talk about the “creepy clowns” phenomenon sweeping the country. In just one week, C...

Parents Urged To Vaccinate Kids Against Flu This Winter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter in the “largest ever” flu vaccine drive. Public Health England (PHE) ...

This Babygrow Hopes To Save Babies' Lives

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents

An exclusive (and free) babygrow designed to help teach parents how to give baby CPR is being launched by a leading charity. St John Ambulance, togeth...

Parents Warned Against 'Alternative Therapies' For Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents

Doctors have warned of the dangers of “alternative” therapies for children. The warning, published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, comes after a ...

Parents Warned About Risk Of Letting Newborns Sleep In Car Seats

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned not to allow babies to sleep in car seats for long periods of time due to a danger of blocking their airways. Researchers at...

Young Parents Urged To Learn About SIDS Risk Factors

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents

Young parents are being urged to educate themselves about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) to reduce the risk of it happening to their baby. Little...

Mum Warns About Unexpected Danger Of Postpartum Hair Loss

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.09.2016 | 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 ...