Child Safety

Parents Warned About Urgent Recall Of Kids' Leggings Due To 'Choking' Hazard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Primark has urgently recalled a kids’ pair of leggings because they do not meet the retailer’s usual standards of safety. The grey leggings with ...

Leaving A Child Alone In A Car: Is It Illegal And What Does the Law Say?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

Deciding whether your child is old enough to be left alone in a car can be tricky, so it’s wise to give the situation some thought, rather than maki...

Barnardo's Issues Advice For Worried Parents Watching 'Coronation Street' Grooming Storyline

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being given advice about the warning signs of sexual exploitation, following developments in a ‘Coronation Street’ storyline. Barnardo...

Parents Debate Whether They Would Leave A Sleeping Child Alone In A Hotel Room

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has sparked a debate online about whether or not parents should leave their children alone in hotel rooms while they’re sleeping. Mumsnet user...

Mum Warns Parents About Dangers Of Vacuum Cleaners After Son Suffers Fourth Degree Burn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This post contains graphic images. A mum has issued a warning to other parents about the dangers of vacuum cleaners after her 16-month-old ...

Parents May Still Be Putting Newborn Babies At Risk Of Cot Deaths, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents may be putting newborn babies at risk of cot death, a charity has warned, after a survey found many were happy to let their baby sleep on thei...

This Versatile Sleeping Pod Is Hoping To Change The Way Babies Sleep

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

A sleeping pod is hoping to change the way babies sleep by recreating what it’s like for them to be in the womb. Sleepyhead is said to have “comfo...

Holly Willoughby Opens Up About The Fears She Has For Her Kids Using Social Media

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has revealed she is fearful about her children using social media as they grow up. The 36-year-old, who is mum to seven-year-old Harr...

Adele Calls Off Fireworks At Live Show After Debris Lands In Son's Eye

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents

Adele decided to call off having fireworks at her live show after some debris landed in her son’s eye during a soundcheck. The 28-year-old intended ...

Fascinating Video And Photos Taken Inside Womb Show Twins At 22 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

Unborn identical twin boys have been captured moving inside their mother’s womb at 22 weeks, in a fascinating video and photo series. Detailed facia...

Child Car Seat Law Has Changed: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

A change in the law on child car seats has come into force earlier than expected. The change sets out new rules for manufacturers, who are no longer a...

Mum Issues Warning To Parents After Her Daughter Was Strangled By Her Hat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

An Australian mum has issued a warning on Facebook to other parents, after her daughter was strangled by her sunhat in the school playground. Gail Ost...

80% Of Children Do Not Wake Up To The Sound Of Smoke Alarms

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Although there is no doubt that smoke alarms help to save lives, a study has shown that domestic smoke alarms fail to wake up 80% of sleeping children...

Parents Urged To Spend 60 Seconds Learning First Aid Which Could Save Their Child's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to spend just one minute learning first aid skills, which could ultimately save their child’s life in the future. Channel M...

Parents Issued Advice About 'My Friend Cayla', After German Families Told To 'Destroy' Doll

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents in Germany have been warned to destroy “My Friend Cayla” dolls, but the UK distributor of the toy has told British mums and dads not to wo...

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.