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10 small steps to a safer home

How safe is your child?

We know our homes inside out but for a small child it can be an adventure playground.  Do you know the Big Four Hazards when it comes to child safety?

Choking, suffocation, water and fire (heat)

As parents, we need to be on the lookout constantly for any potential dangers that might threaten our child's welfare. This can be tricky when you are away from home and not so familiar with the environment around you, but where we can, we can put safety precautions in place.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) have put together their 10 Little Steps that you can take to help ensure your child is safe and out of dangers way.

  1. Place mugs away from table edges.

  2. Keep products with accessible button batteries well out of your child’s reach.

  3. Cut grapes and other round, hard foods, lengthways, into half or quarters.

  4. Keep blind cords and chains secured with a cleat, chain break or cord tidy.

  5. Keep cleaning products and detergent capsules out of reach of children.

  6. Use stair gates as soon as your child can crawl and always hold on when carrying your baby.

  7. Teach children how to cross the road safely and keep your speed down if you’re a driver.

  8. Stay with your baby all the time and remember that a bath seat is not a safety device.

  9. Test your smoke alarms regularly and plan how your family will get out if a fire breaks out.

  10. Don’t keep painkillers on the bedside table or in open handbags.


Find out more about child safety and accident prevention at the CAPT website.

View our Buying4Baby safety page.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.


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