Child Safety

Safer Internet Day: Parents Urged To Think About Online Safety As Soon As Kids Start Using Tech

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to think about their children’s online safety from the very moment they start using a tablet or mobile phone. To mark Safer ...

Mum Shares Graphic Photo Of Car Accident Injuries To Urge Parents To Use Rear-Facing Car Seats

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an image of the damage caused by a seatbelt during a car accident, in a bid to encourage parents to use rear-facing car seats for the...

Mum Issues Onesie Warning After Her Toddler Was Almost 'Strangled'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has issued a warning to other parents about the danger of putting children to sleep in zip-up pyjamas as she says her toddler ‘nearly choked...

Sophie The Giraffe Manufacturer Responds To Photos Of 'Mould' Inside The Toy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

Sophie The Giraffe’s manufacturer has responded to photos shared online by parents that show mould inside the popular toy. One customer from the US...

Mum Shares Moment She Saved Her Daughter From Choking To Help Other Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents

The moment a mother rescued her daughter from choking on a veggie chip was caught on camera. Jennifer Hull’s one-year-old Hollis had been snacking o...

Sex And Relationship Education: Give Children The Tools To Protect Themselves

Javed Khan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

There is agreement from MPs of all parties, experts and organisations representing children - including Barnardo's - that change in this area is needed urgently but the government still needs a gentle push in the right direction. It's time to listen to what our children are telling us - they need the knowledge that will help keep them safe. They have spoken loud and clear and we cannot ignore them.

Toddler Finds Incredible Strength To Haul Fallen Chest Of Drawers Off Twin Brother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

A toddler drew on incredible reserves of strength to save his twin who had become trapped underneath a fallen chest of drawers. Footage of the pair wa...

If You Own A Child's Bed By This Company, You Are Advised To Stop Using Immediately

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Parents

Playtime Beds, the company that manufactures children’s beds, has issued a warning to parents to stop using their products immediately. This was fo...

Parents Warned: Why You Should Never Give Young Children Whole Grapes To Eat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about the dangers of children choking on whole grapes. Writing in the ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’, doctors said wh...

Putting Your Child's Safety First

Fay Gibbin | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Fay Gibbin

The vast majority of parents-to-be will be enrolled onto some sort of antenatal class, whether it's birthing, breastfeeding or after care. As important as these classes are, I believe they are no more so than first aid for under 5's, and paediatric first aid is often overlooked.

Parents Warned To Check Babies And Toddlers For Signs Of Sepsis

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been urged to ensure they could spot the signs of sepsis in babies and toddlers. Jeremy Hunt is hoping to raise awareness of the “devas...

Sam Faiers Criticised Over Car Seat Safety, But Fans Come To Her Defence

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents

Sam Faiers was criticised after posting a photo of her son baby Paul in a car seat, but fans soon came to her defence. The 25-year-old mum shared a cl...

Mamas & Papas Recall Four Car Seats Over Child Safety Fears

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mamas & Papas is recalling some of its car seats due to child safety concerns. Following safety checks, the UK-based retailer found four of their seat...

David Beckham Raises Awareness Around Child Abuse In New Unicef Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham has appeared in a new film for Unicef, highlighting the lifelong scars that emotional and physical abuse leaves on children. Beckham, wh...

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...