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Creating a Safe Space for Kids to Play in

Creating a Safe Space for Kids to Play InGuest post by Ella Hendrix, a freelance writer.

Kids love to hide away in their rooms and play computer games with their friends online. If they are not doing this, there is a good chance they are traipsing around the house, only paying attention to the tablet they are carrying. It’s fine for kids to enjoy this type of fun some of the time, but they also need to spend some time outside.

Running around outside helps kids to keep fit and healthy. At a time when childhood obesity is a major concern this is important. However, if your kids do play outside, you need to make sure that they are safe. Play areas that are not well-planned and that are not created using safe materials, are a risk to any child.

Why is it so important to consider safety?

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Making Your Blinds Child Safe

Blinds By PostGuest post by Stephanie Hudson from Blinds By Post.

It is important that everyone is aware of the dangers within our homes, especially when it comes to ensuring our children’s safety. Window cords are often a dangerous hazard for children in your home, as they are either long or end in a loop. This meaning, that within just a few seconds, your baby or toddler could end up wrapping themselves in it and causing them self some severe harm.

Quick Ideas To Make Your Blinds Safer:

  • Install Safety Devices
  • Decrease The Chance Of Temptation
  • Cut The Loop Out Of The Cord
  • Tuck Cords Out Of Sight & Reach (Temporary Fix)

Ensuring Your Blinds Are Significantly Safer

Rest assured there are a huge number of ways to improve the safety of all the blinds within your home. Not only this but, wherever your child may go too, such as their grandparents or any holiday homes you may have.

Something can is simple and easy, as well as being able to be completed straight away is tucking up the cords in a high place. This removing the ability for your child to reach it, even if they were to stand on something to raise their height.With a loop cord acting almost like a noose if your child was to end up falling with it wrapped around their neck. Continue reading

Unique and Fun Products for Little Ones: Shop About Summer 2018

There are great products coming out all the time for bumps, babies and toddlers. Here’s our run down of some of the best things available on the market today:

Keepsake Memory Bears & BlanketsKeepsake Memory Bears & Blankets – From £40

These one of a kind memory bears and blankets are handmade with love from Keepsakes by Laura. If you’re looking for a special gift, or a way to treasure your baby’s old clothing, then Laura will provide personalised items stitched with love. Toy animals £40; Standard sized blanket £70.

Order at www.keepsakesbylaura.co.uk or withlovelaura and quote ‘Toddle’ for 10% off.

 

 

 

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Tips for Water Safety – Child Safety Week 2018

Written by Jo Wilson from Swim Works

Baby in the bath

Shockingly, most babies that drown, drown at home in the bath or in the garden

Did you know babies can drown in as little as 5cm of water? It’s hard to believe when you think just how shallow that is, but this National Child Safety Week is the perfect time to think about how we can keep our little ones safe in and around water.

Most babies and small children who drown, drown at home in the bath or in the garden so not leaving babies alone in or near water, even for a moment, is best. Scarily, babies drown silently so you might not even hear any noise or struggle. It’s such a horrible thing to even think about, but having it at the front of your mind will keep you more mindful of the dangers.

Here’s a few quick tips from the Child Accident Prevention Trust, especially with summer coming up:

  • Always empty your paddling pool after use
  • If you’re visiting friends, ask about ponds or water nearby and be alert
  • Explain to older children why they should never swim in rivers or canals
  • At the beach, teach older children to swim between the two-coloured red and yellow flags that mark the areas with lifeguards
  • And keep children off inflatables when an orange windsock’s flying – the water might look calm but a wind blowing off the land can quickly sweep inflatables out to sea.

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