Child Safety

Warning To Parents After Toddler Swallowed Small Battery And Went On Life Support

SWNS | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler is "lucky to be alive" after acid from a battery she swallowed "burned through her lung". Sophie Skill, two, spent six days on life supp...

Dad Shares Photo Of Baby's Toes As Warning To Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has shared a photo of his baby's toe to raise awareness of a "common" condition in children. Scott Walker, from Kansas, said he was first al...

Films With Smoking Should Have Adult Rating, Warns WHO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Films with scenes containing people smoking should be given an adult rating, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In a statement, the or...

Jeremy Hunt's Statement About Kid's Rashes Has Been Criticised By A Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A doctor has criticised a recent statement by Jeremy Hunt about children's rashes, in which he suggested the development of an online advice portal co...

Rachel Stevens Responds To Criticism For Leaving Kids Alone In Car

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents

Rachel Stevens has responded to those who criticised her for leaving her daughters alone in the car. The former S Club 7 singer, 37, said her girls...

20 Minutes of Terror: When the Kids Walked Home Alone

Natalie Johnson | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Natalie Johnson

I know that the biggest danger is, in fact, the traffic as they walk down our street. We are lucky that we live in a decent neighbourhood. Our barrier to getting outside is not a lack of space, nor is it gangs, or knife crime. Yes, we are the lucky ones. Our barrier is only the traffic.

Parents Urged To Know How And When To Use Recovery Position

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being reminded unconscious children and babies must always be put into the recovery position. The prompt to mums and dads was issued af...

Girl With Eye Cancer Saved By Flashing Toothbrush

Caters News Agency | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl who had a rare eye cancer is now looking forward to getting her official all-clear, after the condition was caught early thanks ...

Mum Issues LEGO Warning After Tiny Hole Saved Son's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum is urging LEGO manufacturers to keep a small hole in every piece after it saved her son's life. Laura Deena Halls‎, 31, shared the heartbr...

Parents Urged To Watch This Life-Saving Video For Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to watch a video that will teach them how to perform baby CPR. St John Ambulance created the animated video after discoveri...

Parents Buy Baby Food From Tesco That Was Two Years Out Of Date

Caters News Agency | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

UPDATE: This article originally stated that Mr Healey contacted Cow & Gate to make a complaint. We have since learned the Healey family contacted Tesc...

Girl Rushed To A&E After Drinking Fruit Shoot That 'Tasted Like Oven Cleaner'

SWNS | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl was rushed to A&E with sickness, diarrhoea and a burning throat after she drank a Fruit Shoot that "tasted like oven cleaner". ...

Parents Warned About Increased Meningitis Risk At Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

A national charity has issued a warning to parents that children are more likely to get meningitis over the Christmas period than at any other time of...

Mum Urging Parents To Know Symptoms Of Kawasaki Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mum is desperate to raise awareness of a little-known illness after her 12-year-old son was diagnosed with the "commonest cause of acquired heart di...

Parents Warned About The Danger Of Kids Wearing Winter Coats In Car Seats

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

A video showing the danger of young children in car seats wearing thick coats has been released as a warning to parents. Good Egg Safety, which gi...

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Toddler Loses Eye In Horrific Drone Accident

SWNS | Dave Rudge | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents

A dad has described the horrifying moment a drone's propeller sliced through his 18-month-old son's eye. Rick Webb, 30, said after various operati...

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. ...