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By on 31st January 2020

-Consider taking a certified CPR class if you are not already certified. You can find out about these classes from your local Red Cross or American Heart Association chapter. You may want to post a demonstration chart near your phone. Your baby’s caregivers should be CPR-certified.

-Gather a list of emergency numbers and keep them by the phone. These numbers should include: your child’s paediatrician, your health care provider, your family doctor, a 24-hour nurse-on-call number, the police department, the fire department, 911 reminder, and poison control.

-If you have an Amazon Alexa, you can ask her to give you CPR instructions all you need to say is “Alexa activate emergency CPR”. Alexa will go through each step and will do this until an ambulance has arrived.

Children over 1 year old

  • Open the child’s airway by placing 1 hand on their forehead and gently tilting their head back and lifting the chin. Remove any visible obstructions from the mouth and nose.
  • Pinch their nose. Seal your mouth over their mouth, and blow steadily and firmly into their mouth, checking that their chest rises. Give 5 initial rescue breaths.
  • Place the heel of 1 hand on the centre of their chest and push down by 5cm (about 2 inches), which is approximately one-third of the chest diameter. The quality (depth) of chest compressions is very important. Use 2 hands if you can’t achieve a depth of 5cm using 1 hand.
  • After every 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute, give 2 breaths.
  • Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths until they begin to recover or emergency help arrives.

Infants under 1 year old

  • Open the infant’s airway by placing 1 hand on their forehead and gently tilting the head back and lifting the chin. Remove any visible obstructions from the mouth and nose.
  • Place your mouth over the mouth and nose of the infant and blow steadily and firmly into their mouth, checking that their chest rises. Give 5 initial rescue breaths.
  • Place 2 fingers in the middle of the chest and push down by 4cm (about 1.5 inches), which is approximately one-third of the chest diameter. The quality (depth) of chest compressions is very important. Use the heel of 1 hand if you can’t achieve a depth of 4cm using the tips of 2 fingers.
  • After 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute, give 2 rescue breaths.

Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths until they begin to recover or emergency help arrives

Plant Safety

By on 14th January 2020

Indoor Dangers

Take a careful look around your home to make sure you don’t have any hanging plants or plants on top of furniture that your child might be able to reach. Pebbles in plant pots can be a Choking Hazard, and toddlers have been known to eat the soil from plant pots as well. The simplest solution is to move any plants up onto high up shelves or into a spare room and keep the door closed.

Common Dangers

Here are some of the more common plants and what they might cause if touched/eaten:

*Buttercups – they grow in many garden’s and we all remember how to hold them under each others chin to see who likes butter. But make sure they don’t get eaten as they will cause serious damage to the digestive system. Be careful handling them too, as enough of the sap rubbed into your skin will make it blister.

*Daffodils – given to Mums everywhere on Mother’s day, the pretty, yellow daffodils growing in your garden could cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and nausea when ingested. They have provided fatal in the past.

*Chrysanthemums – given as a bunch of flowers or grown as a plant, the leaves and stems of these can cause dermatitis.

*Daphne – a few berries from a Daphne plant can kill a child.

*Elderberry –Any part of the plant can cause a nasty tummy upset

*Foxgloves – Foxgloves have been grown in the English country garden for generations, and almost everyone knows that they are poisonous. They cause irregular heartbeats, as well as mental confusion and digestive upset. Foxgloves have also proved fatal.

*Hyacinth – the bulbs of these are easy to grow and often a starter project for budding gardeners was to grow a hyacinth bulb, but watch them closely, as the Hyacinth, just like the Daffodil can prove fatal, if eaten.

Firework Safety

By on 30th October 2019

Having fireworks at home can be great, as long as they are used safely. Statistics show more children rather than adults get hurt by fireworks. Over the last few years over 350 pre-school children, some only one years old, were treated in hospital for firework related injuries.

Be safe not sorry

Fireworks are safe if you use them properly. If you’re putting on a home display, you should follow some simple steps to make sure that everyone has a good time without getting hurt.

On the night, you will need:

  • A torch
  • A bucket or two of water
  • Eye protection and gloves
  • A bucket of soft earth to put fireworks in
  • Suitable supports and launchers if you’re setting off catherine wheels or rockets.

Sparkler safety:

  • Never put them in your pocket
  • Never pick one up off the floor
  • Make sure an adult is always present
  • Light them one at a time
  • Wear gloves
  • Hold them at arm’s length
  • When it goes out, put the hot end in a bucket of water. Otherwise it could still burn you.


Trampoline Safety

By on 27th August 2019

Trampoline Safety

Children of all ages love using a trampoline and it is a great way of supporting physical development in the outdoors. There are some important things to consider if you choose to use a trampoline in your childcare setting, especially to reduce the risk of accidents and injury. Hospital Emergency Departments (A&E) are now dealing with increasing numbers of trampolining injuries.

Some key points for keeping children safe

  • Trampolining isn’t suitable for children under the age of six because they’re not sufficiently physically developed to control their bouncing.  All children should be supervised when on the trampoline.
  • Trampolining injuries can occur to all parts of the body, including the neck, arms, legs, face and head. Head and neck injuries are the most serious injuries associated with trampolines. The most common injuries are caused by awkward landings and include sprains or fractures to the wrist, forearm, elbow and collarbone.

ROSPA have a range of advice covering safety, buying the right trampoline, where to put it, checking and keeping it safe and rules for use.

Baby Summer safety tips

By on 29th July 2019

Protecting children from flu

By on 3rd October 2017

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children. It can last for several days or more causing fever, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat and aching muscles.

This can be worse for some children involving serious complications including painful ear infection, acute bronchitis and pneumonia requiring hospital treatment. 

As part of the NHS’s Stay Well This Winter Campaign 2017/18, the flu vaccine is being offered to:

•             Children aged two and three years

•             Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4

•             Children with a health condition that puts them at greater risk of flu

•             All children of primary school age in some parts of the country (in former pilot areas)

Technology dangers

By on 31st August 2017

Users have been targeting the children’s show Peppa Pig by distorting episodes so that they feature inappropriate content that has left children feeling frightened.

Creators have designed the episodes to closely resemble the art of the TV show, with some legitimate clips of the show placed in between the harmful clips, so that it is difficult for parents or children to distinguish between episodes that are fake. A simple Google search will have parents and childminders stumble across the videos that were once placed on channels like YouTube Kids, these have now been removed.


Some of the videos show Peppa Pig involved in knife attacks and abductions where the characters are taken by ‘gangster’ pigs, by being captured in a net and dragged into a forest while the characters are distressed. There is another video of Peppa Pig being viciously attacked in a forest by wild animals. A number of the videos have been viewed by users over three million times.


Disguising harmful content

The creators of the harmful content have also targeted Twitter by making accounts that incorporate Peppa into their handle but then post inappropriate content. This ranges from Islamophobic tweets of “Jihadi Peppa Pig” and a satanic account that posts sexual and explicit images.

Children who are familiar with Peppa Pig and have access to the internet and channels such as YouTube and Twitter, are likely to follow these accounts but could quickly find themselves in a vulnerable and unsuitable environment that could influence their actions.

Psychology academic Dr.Linda Kaye said that: “Younger people are arguably more vulnerable to persuasive and radical messages than adults, so these accounts may be deliberately setting up their accounts in this way to capture younger people with an intention for encouraging them to align their attitudes to that of the community”.


A vulnerable audience

Children are vulnerable and will easily fall into the trap of these harmful videos, which makes it even more important for parents and those caring for children to be vigilant when allowing them to use the internet.

As the internet continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to police the numerous apps and websites children use, with YouTube included. In the last couple of years, numerous studies have shown that children are increasingly being exposed to videos containing advertising and disturbing imagery that is indistinguishable from the usual regular kids’ programming. It’s also been noted that many children are accessing inappropriate content through their parents’ accounts or devices.


How can we protect children from harmful content?

Parents and those working or caring for children can safeguard against harmful materials in a number of ways while still allowing children to watch videos from their favourite shows. Although the Peppa Pig content managed to seep through to the YouTube kids channel, the app still manages to filter the majority of disturbing videos.


The social media video platform also recommends parents change channel settings to ‘restricted mode’ and turn off the search feature in the app. In addition to this, parents can adjust privacy controls and settings within any device that children are using.

Prop feeding dangers

By on 4th July 2017


When you prop your baby’s bottle, the milk keeps flowing into the mouth, whether your baby is ready to swallow or not. If your baby gets more milk than they can handle, they can choke and aspirate formula into the lungs. If your baby aspirates a large quantity of formula, it could affect their ability to get air into the lungs and could result in death.


Propping a bottle enables formula to pool in your baby’s mouth, where teeth can rot. A child with bottle-mouth syndrome develops multiple cavities because the sugar in the formula destroys the enamel that protects the tooth from decay. Teeth can turn black, break off and require extensive root canal repair, capping or fillings. Infection can spread to the gums, causing painful abscesses that need surgical drainage.

Ear Infections

Bottle-fed babies have a higher risk of ear infections than breastfed babies. Sucking creates negative pressure within the bottle, which can lead to excessive sucking that causes negative pressure within the ear. When your baby lies down to drink a bottle, the formula that pools in the back of the mouth can enter the ear through the Eustachian tubes, which are shorter, more horizontal and wider in children than adults are. This creates an ideal environment for ear infections. Being held upright makes it less likely that formula will enter the Eustachian tubes


Propping a bottle requires the use of blankets, bottle holders or other soft material, and these pose a suffocation risk to young infants. Don’t place any soft material into a baby’s crib. The material you use to prop the bottle could fall over the baby’s face leading to suffocation.

Emotional Harm

Bottle feeding can be a warm, loving experience which prop feeding does not offer and you will miss an opportunity to bond with your baby.


Over or Underfeeding

Bottle propping poses two nutrition risks: overfeeding and underfeeding. If your baby is too young to push the bottle from their mouth, they have to drink all of it. If the bottle slips out of their mouth they won’t get the nutrition they need.