How to use blinds safely

Looped blind and window cords are dangerous as they can strangle a child.

  • Ensure all cords are kept securely out of reach
  • Never put a child in a cot, high chair or playpen within reach of a curtain or blind cord

Download Blind Cord safety poster

RoSPA Blind Cord Safety

Nappy sacks


Always keep nappy sacks out of reach.

Babies will naturally grasp anything and put it to their mouths, and nappy sacks can kill.

Download Nappy Sack safety poster

RoSPA is aware of at least 16 baby deaths in England and Wales due to nappy sacks. Find out more from RoSPA.

Liquitabs and button batteries

Dangers of liquitabs - download poster

Dangers of button batteries - download poster

Video from Child Accident Prevention Trust: a father's personal story.

Smoke Alarms

  Following recent national news regarding smoke detector research and the risk of children  not waking up when in a deep sleep, it is important that you have a working smoke alarm on  every floor of your home. Preparing and practicing an escape plan is also critical.

 Just a few minutes spent planning your escape route now and sharing it with family could be  the most valuable time you ever spend.

Follow these simple steps to ensure you can be warned at the first sign of a fire and that you have a clear escape plan to make sure you and your family are safely out of the house:

  • Fit a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test them regularly
  • Prepare an escape route, make sure everyone knows it and practice your escape
  • Keep your escape route clear so there are no obstacles to slow you down – close doors at night
  • Make sure everyone in the house - including friends and family who may stay over - knows where all keys to doors and windows are kept