The Chokeables video from St John's Ambulances teach you how to stop a baby from choking.
“Eight deaths of children under five since July 2008 as a result of falling televisions in the UK.”
This sobering statistic from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents highlights the danger of what we may think of innocent household furniture. Unfortunately this figure is likely to be higher as RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) are only made aware of the fatalities when the press reporting on coroners inquests ask for comment.
Luckily there are some simple things that can be done to prevent injuries and deaths like this. For example, securing anything that could be a 'climbing frame' for toddlers is so important.
Looped blind and window cords are dangerous as they can strangle a child.
BABIES CAN SUFFOCATE ON 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.
Video from Child Accident Prevention Trust: a father's personal story.
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:
If your child is invited to a sleepover, you would of course want them to be safe in the event of a fire. Here is some useful guidance from Lancashire on the things to think about before they go for a sleepover.