Staying safe at home

More accidents happen at home than anywhere else. Every year over two million children are taken to A&E due to accidents in the home.

What you can do

Some top tips for protecting your little ones are:

  • Don’t leave your baby or toddler on their own inside or outside the home.
  • Don’t leave your baby on a bed or raised surface – they may have learned to roll when you weren’t looking.
  • Change your baby’s nappy on the floor.
  • Lock cleaning products and medicines out of reach.
  • Fit stair gates, door and cupboard locks, and check other safety equipment is in good condition.
  • Check toys are safe for your baby’s age and have the lion mark and the European CE sign to indicate they are safe and high quality.
  • Empty paddling pools, baths and always supervise children in or around water.

 

Who can help?

Text Bedfordshire Parentline on 07507 331456 to talk to a health visitor about keeping your child safe at home.

In an emergency, call 999.

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