Child Safety

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...

Mum Defends Video Of A Baby Having Ears Pierced After It Was Slammed As 'Child Abuse'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents

Update: This article previously stated Rebekah Musson was the mum of the baby in the video, however this is not the case. Musson also had her daughter...

Mum's Shock At Suggested Safe Age For Kids To Go On Trampolines After Son's Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has warned other parents about the dangers of trampolines after her son broke his thigh bone, from his hip to his knee. Kait Ellen, from the US,...

Mum's Heartbreaking Warning To Parents After 7-Month-Old Son Died Because Of His Blanket

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about her seven-month-old’s tragic death in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of blankets in cots. Jordan DeRosier,...

Kim Kardashian Sparks Parenting Debate With Photo Of 18-Month-Old Saint In Car Seat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has sparked a parenting debate over a photo of her 18-month-old Saint sat in a front-facing car seat. The 36-year-old, who is also mum ...

Parents Mistakenly Think Sun Tan 'Glow' Is Sign Of Good Health, Poll Finds

PA for HuffPost UK | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Almost four out of 10 parents mistakenly believe that a sun tan is a sign of good health, research suggests. A new poll for the Met Office and the ...

Nearly 30% Of Kids Are Wearing Shoes That Are Completely The Wrong Size

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents

More than a quarter of British children are wearing shoes that could be damaging their feet, a study has found. And nearly 30% of kids are wearing sh...

Toothpick Crossbow: The Worrying 'Toy' Trend Parents Need To Be Aware Of

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about a worrying new “toy” that allows kids to fire needles, toothpicks and even nails from a mini crossbow. The device, ...

The Important Detail To Check On The Suncream You're Using On Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents

A woman has shared a reminder to make parents aware of the UVA star rating when applying suncream to their kids. Carly Jane, from Milton Keynes, said ...

Child Safety At Home - What Should You Consider?

Jo Wiltshire | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Wiltshire

That's it - they're on the move! All hands on deck. The moment your baby is mobile, even if it's only a roll or a shuffle, they are at risk of harm in...

Parents Warned To Buy Fidget Spinners From Reputable Traders, As 'Dangerous' Models Are Pulled From Sale

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

Hundreds of fidget spinners have been pulled from shops and stalls after safety concerns were raised by local council trading standards officers. Off...

One In Five UK Children Cannot Swim Because Parents Don't Have Enough Time Or Money

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents

A fifth of children in the UK don’t know how to swim, as parents blame cost and time pressures for their decision not to teach them this skill. The...

Parents Thank Dancing Policeman For Making Kids Feel Safe At One Love Concert

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum and dad have thanked the dancing policeman who put a smile back on their daughter’s face after the Manchester bombing. Mark and Natasha Pearso...

Dad Bravely Speaks About Daughter Who Died After Swallowing Button Battery, To Warn Others

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has bravely spoken out to warn parents about the risks button batteries pose to children after his daughter died from swallowing one last year. ...

Mum Shares Urgent Swimming Pool Warning To Parents After Her Child Got Trapped Underwater

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an urgent warning to parents about the dangers children can encounter in swimming pools, ahead of the summer holidays. Alex Morgan ex...

What Every Parent Should Know About The Dangers Of Button Batteries

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents

The dangers of children swallowing button batteries are being highlighted in a new campaign. The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and the Britis...