Child Safety

Charity Urging Parents To Remove Cot Bumpers Because Of 'Serious Risk'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents

A British charity is urging parents to remove cot bumpers following a study which found the number of infant deaths attributed to cot bumpers has spik...

Cyberbullying: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

Vicki Marinker | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

This week is Anti-Bullying Week so I've been hunting around on the internet (safely obvs) to find the best advice about how to prevent, and deal with bullying - particularly cyberbullying.

Protecting Our Children From Harm in the Digital World as Well as the Physical

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

In a profound act of role reversal, we as parents, educators, law enforcement agencies, civil society, who are meant to be the guardians of children, find ourselves behind the curve. But it remains our duty to stand at the gates of childhood and protect our children from harm and that means protecting them in the digital world as well as in the physical world.

Girl, 7, 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Electric Blanket Bursts Into Flames

Caters | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolgirl is "lucky to be alive" after her electric blanket burst into flames and burned her foot in the night. Seven-year-old Kate Wall woke h...

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Four-Year-Old Boy Swallows Hair Pin Which Pierces His Kidney

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Parents

Doctors have urged parents to be aware of the dangers of hair pins, after a four-year-old boy swallowed one and pierced his own kidney. The young b...

Teddy Bear Onesie Saves Baby During Firework Attack

SWNS | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents

A baby who had a firework thrown at him was saved from horrific burns by the teddy bear onesie he was wearing. Nine-month-old Charlie was in his p...

Firefighters Set Alight Kid's Halloween Costumes In Shocking Video As Warning To Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

Firefighters have set children's Halloween costumes alight to highlight the dangers of flammable outfits to parents. Members of the Greater Manches...

CCTV Footage Shows Girl Falling Two Floors Down Side Of Escalator

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Parents

The moment a child slipped out of her aunt's hand and fell two floors down the side of an escalator has been caught in CCTV footage. The five-year-...

Car Seat Safety Expert Confirms Kim K's Car Seat Straps Were Not Safe

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Kim Kardashian has come under fire for the way her daughter North West and her daughter's friend were strapped in a car seat in the back of her car. ...

Is It Important To Keep Cleaning Products Out Of Kids' Sight? This Video Will Convince You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

Given the choice between a toy or a bottle of bleach, many toddlers and children will go for the household cleaner, a new experiment has shown. To ...

Hundreds Of Balloons Released To Mark The Moment Toddler Died After Choking On Grape

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Parents

Hundreds of well wishers released balloons to mark the moment a toddler died after choking on a grape. People gathered on Seaton Carew seafront in ...

Toddler In A Coma After Choking On A Grape In Pizza Hut

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler remains in an induced coma three days after choking on a grape in Pizza Hut. Jacob Jenkins, two, was with his parents Abigail Wilson and ...

Mums Are Worrying About The Safety Of Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

Mums are worried about the safety of their children's Halloween costumes and are unaware about the safety precautions that have been put in place by s...

Mum Furious At Supermarket Employees 'Who Didn't Help Choking Baby'

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has claimed supermarket workers ignored her cries for help when her seven-month-old baby was choking and lost consciousness. Mum-of-two Nata...

Toddler Has Head 'Reattached' After Car Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler's head had to be internally "reattached" by doctors after he was injured in a head-on car crash. Jackson Taylor's mother has now launched...

Police Smash Car Window To Rescue Newborn With Unexpected Results

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

Two police officers broke into a car to rescue what they thought was a newborn baby, only to find out it was a lifelike doll laid on the back seat. ...

Teachers And Parents Given Power To Issue Parking Tickets Outside School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Teachers and parent volunteers have been granted the power to issue fines to anyone parking illegally near the gates of a primary school in Essex. ...

Mum Warns Parents About The Dangers Of Letting Visitors Kiss Newborns

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has urged other parents to be aware of how dangerous cold sores can be for babies, after her daughter contracted the virus and was hospitalised....

Rachel Stevens Leaves Kids Alone In Car, Parents Come To Her Defence

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Parents

Rachel Stevens' parenting choices have come into the spotlight after she was pictured leaving her two daughters alone in the car while she ran some er...

Would You Know How To Treat Your Baby Having A Seizure?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Parents

Most parents have no idea how to treat baby seizures, according to a new study by the British Red Cross. Two thirds (66%) of the 2,000 parents surv...

Mother's Mission To Teach Parents Baby Resuscitation

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mother-of-four and founder of Baby Resuscitation opened up about the "terrifying" moment she had to perform CPR on her youngest daughter. Natasha...

Meningitis B Vaccine Now Given To Babies Across UK

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

A new vaccine to prevent deadly meningitis is to be given to babies across the UK from today. The meningitis B jab is being offered on the NHS for ...

Toddler Rushed To Hospital After Eating 'Cannabis' Found Outside Home

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler was immediately taken to hospital after picking up and eating 'cannabis' he found on the ground outside his house. Mum Stacey Cotterill, ...

Unexplained Infant Deaths Have Increased For The First Time In 5 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Parents

The number of unexplained infant deaths has risen for the first time in five years, according to the latest figures released by the Office for Nationa...

Michael Bublé's Son Is Still Suffering From Burns After Scalding Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents

Michael Bublé's wife Luisana Lopilato has opened up for the first time about the burns her son Noah suffered after he was scalded by boiling water in...