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Two fatalities this last week regarding young children becoming trapped in electrically operated gates

child safety

There have been two fatalities this last week regarding young children becoming trapped in electrically operated gates.

Accidents and tragedies can happen anytime and anywhere but we can all do our best to make our children's environment safer.

Here are a few tips:

Never put your baby's cot next to a radiator - it may get too hot.

Never place your baby's cot next to cutains and curtain cords. They could grab the cords and strangle themselves.

Never overload an active baby's cot with toys. They could use them as a "step" to help them climb out of their cot.

Always use a good quality and most importantly a correctly fitting  mattress. We have a huge range of mattresses for prams, cribs, cradles and moses baskets. We also make travel cot mattresses, cot mattresses and cot bed mattresses. We also have a bespoke mattress service.

Safe sleeping environment for babies

 

Below is information about the recommended safe sleeping environment for a baby up to 6 months old:


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Advice for parents to reduce the risk of cot death:

  • Cut smoking in pregnancy fathers too! And don let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby.
  • Place your baby on the back to sleep (and not on the front or side).
  • Do not let your baby get too hot, and keep your baby head uncovered.
  • Place your baby with their feet to the foot of the cot, to prevent them wriggling down under the covers.
  • Never sleep with your baby on a sofa or armchair.
  • The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib or cot in a room with you for the first six months.
  • It especially dangerous for your baby to sleep in your bed if you (or your partner): are a smoker, even if you never smoke in bed or at home, have been drinking alcohol, take medication or drugs that make you drowsy, feel very tired; or if your baby: was born before 37 weeks, weighed less than 2.5kg or 5½ lbs at birth, is less than three months old.
  • Dont forget, accidents can happen: you might roll over in your sleep and suffocate your baby; or your baby could get caught between the wall and the bed, or could roll out of an adult bed and be injured.
  • Settling your baby to sleep (day and night) with a dummy can reduce the risk of cot death, even if the dummy falls out while your baby is asleep.
  • Breastfeed your baby. Establish breastfeeding before starting to use a dummy.
5th July 2010, 11:28
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