Category Archive: Safety in the home

Dec 12

How to Protect Your Kids over Christmas

Christmas can be a busy time of year, especially if you have children. The run up to the seasonal preparations can be exciting and run smoothly when suddenly out of know where – there seems to be three, two, one week before the big day! It all comes in a rush with the children breaking …

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Nov 29

The dangers of boiling water

Having the kettle boiling while the kids are playing in the kitchen can be dangerous. It just takes one of them to knock it over and there could be a serious injury – a definite safety risk. Dangers of boiling water There are many dangers inherent with boiling water, the most obvious of which is …

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Nov 29

Hey – it’s nearly Christmas – yum !

A twist on the traditional mince pies – meringue Topped Mince Pies  WOW! Preparation Time  40 minutes Baking Time 20 minutes Portions - 12     Ingredients 250 grams plain white flour 100 grams butter (cold and cubed) 25 grams lard 3 tbsp golden caster sugar 400 grams mincemeat Ice sugar (to dust) Topping 2 free range …

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Jul 19

Meg Mathews, – it was one of the scariest experiences of my life

Toddlers and Electricity: Did you know? •Socket covers will not protect your child from electrical accidents •Toddlers can chew or even bite through electrical wires •Wet toddlers who grab an electrical appliance are exposed to electric shock •Some socket covers are easy to remove, leaving and toddlers to poke fingers, metal objects or wet mouths …

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Jun 22

Finger food hazards

This is the story of when an innocent grape given to a toddler to snack on became life threatening. When Luke was 14 months old he was given a few grapes as a snack only to find one got caught down his wind pipe and he was unable to breath. Limp and unconscious he was …

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Jun 18

Child Safety Week kicks off with new research

‘New research for Child Safety Week reveals that child safety is threatened by stressed parents struggling with work pressures. Exhausted British parents no longer have enough time to prevent accidents and face more pressure than ever before according to the survey.’

Mar 23

What time do your children go to bed ?

We have a very strict routine in our household – bedtime for all our children(they range from 6-13) during the week is by 8 pm – they should try to sleep which mostly they do or otherwise read. Not only de we believe children need a good nights sleep but we need an evening! It …

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Feb 07

Safer Internet Day : Connecting Generations

You know the internet can be a wonderful platform for children to learn and communicate, but you also know that it can be a dangerous place. So have you done what you should as a parent and blocked some sites, put some filters in place, checked their latest browsing history? It’s not about intruding on …

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Feb 06

The social taboo surrounding… head lice

I have a confession to make. I’ve had head lice. Not when I was 9 years old, no. Last year. At the grand old age of 31. The whole experience was – predictably – disgusting. I spent weeks with a very itchy head, not realising I was infested with these disgusting creeping creatures. I thought …

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Jan 31

Carbon monoxide poisoning ruins too many lives not to be taken seriously

CO-Gas Safety, an independent registered charity, was founded in January 1995 by Molly Maher. Molly is the mother to Gary Maher, who died of CO in 1985 and Sheree Maher, who is confined to a wheelchair as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the same incident. More than 600 people have …

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