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Why Choose a Wooden High Chair?

Choosing a high chair can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, with so many different makes, models and features, establishing what exactly you need can be really difficult. When it comes to wooden high chairs, the decision is marginally easier as many of the features of wooden high chairs do not differ too greatly from model to model. The wooden high chair has a timeless look and a style that has been around for generations, despite this, wooden high chairs that you see around today have evolved to become more modern yet still as hardy and strong as their predecessors. One of the main benefits of choosing wooden high chairs over modern plastic high chairs is that they last longer. As wooden high chairs are more similar in appearance to dining chairs, they typically match dining room furniture and after removing the feeding tray can be used up to approximately 10 years of age.  The wooden high chairs stocked at Safetots comply with safety standard regulations and the majority of our wooden high chairs are fully adjustable, meaning that by simply adjusting the height of the base plate accommodates child growth easily. The one drawback of a wooden high chair is that some models do not fold down as small as some of its plastic competitors. Whilst this may cause a sticking point in some parents choice, for those who rarely need to fold down the high chair it causes no worry. You can find the full specifications on in the high chairs section of our website.

 

As wooden high chairs are more similar in appearance to dining chairs, they typically match dining room furniture and after removing the feeding tray can be used up to approximately 10 years of age.  All Safetots wooden high chairs comply with safety standard regulations and the majority of our high chairs are fully adjustable, meaning that by simply adjusting the height of the base plate accommodates child growth easily. The one drawback of a wooden high chair is that some models do not fold down as small as some of its plastic competitors. Whilst this may cause a sticking point in some parents choice, for those who rarely need to fold down the high chair it causes no worry. You can find the full specifications on each of the wooden high chairs stocked by Safetots in our safety essentials

 

The one drawback of a wooden high chair is that some models do not fold down as small as some of its plastic competitors. Whilst this may cause a sticking point in some parents choice, for those who rarely need to fold down the high chair it causes no worry. You can find the full specifications on each of the wooden high chairs stocked by Safetots in the baby essentials section of our website. You’ll find wooden high chairs in a range of colours and matching, wooden high chair accessories.

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High Chairs Mar 10 ,2017

Bathroom safety for baby and toddler

Bathing your baby is a great bonding experience as well as being a fun time for parent and infant. Splashing about in the water, playing with bath toys and of course keeping your tot clean and healthy is what bath-time is all about, but there are some potential hazardous in the bathroom that you need to protect your child from. You can minimise the risks of accidents in the bathroom with a few simple precautions and some great bathroom safety products.

 

Bathroom Safety Checklist

Bathrooms tend to be the place where we keep medications and toiletries. Think about what's in your bathroom right now and no doubt painkillers, antacids and mouthwashes (which have a higher alcohol content than wine) will be there. Add to that, items such as nail scissors, tweezers, razors and cleaning products (e.g. toilet bleach) and you can start to see the real hazards of the bathroom. All of these products represent a danger to your little one so it is essential they're are out of your child's reach. If they can't be removed from the bathroom and stored in another room place them within a locked medicine box. By fitting bathroom locks to cabinets and drawers in your bathroom you'll have a tamper resistant way of keeping curious tots from accessing the contents. Another place of fascination, but risk, to your toddler, is the toilet. Toilets are unsanitary places, contain chemicals and of course have lids and seats that can slam shut trapping little fingers. A toilet seat and lid is easily lifted by an inquisitive child so remove the opportunity to do so with a toilet lock. These devices are easily fitted to base and tank toilets. Some products will automatically reset to the locking position when the lid is lowered while others have a simple squeeze and release mechanism.

 

Baby Bathing Safety

The first, and most important, piece of advice is never, ever leave your child unattended in the bath even if using a bath support seat. If you can, set your hot water thermostat to 50°C (120 degrees Fahrenheit) to minimise the chance of your baby being scolded by water that is too hot. The ideal temperature for your baby's bath water is between 36°C and 38°C When drawing bath water for your baby's bath, start with cold water first and then introduce the hot water checking it all the time with the sensitive skin areas of your elbow or wrist. A great product to help you get the safest and most comfortable temperature for your baby's bath is a bath thermometer. Make sure you have everything you'll need at bath-time to hand including your phone so should it ring you can answer it without leaving the bathroom. If you do need to leave the room to attend to something, take your baby with you and wrap them in a big snug and warm bath towel. When it comes to bathing, there is a great range of baby baths and baby supports to suit all ages and requirements. A bath support will keep your tot in a comfortable position making it easier for you to clean them and prevent your baby from slipping into the water. Shampoo in the eyes is a big bug-bear to tiny tots but that hair has to be cleaned! So how can parents make hair-washing easier? Firstly, use a specially formulated shampoo for babies and toddlers that isn't harsh and won't cause irritation should it get into their eyes. You can also use a shampoo shield to ensure the worst of the shampoo is kept away from their eyes or a specially designed rinse cup that has a rubber panel to direct the water away from the eyes. When bathing your baby/toddler, remember their skin is thin and sensitive so avoid using one of your own flannels and go for a soft natural fibred mitten. These products have soft corners to avoid irritation when washing the eyes and ears and will help take the hassle out of bathing your tots. Finally, let's not forget that bath-time is fun-time and that means bath toys to keep your little one entertained. Keep the toys safely and securely stored close to the bath with a bath toy bag.  

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Baby Safety Aug 03 ,2017

Child Safety Products for the Kitchen

They say a kitchen should be the hub of any home, but this particular hub can be brimming with baby safety dangers. Hot ovens, bubbling saucepans and boiling kettles are no match for an inquisitive child and with no concept of danger, a disaster can happen in a moment. More than 42,500 children are taken to hospitals for kitchen-related injuries every year, a large proportion of which are toddlers. Accidents can be avoided with some simple child-proofing tips and inexpensive child safety products. There are two options when it comes to child safety products for the kitchen, you can invest in a good quality safety gate to keep your little angel out of the kitchen and out of harm’s way or you can childproof the kitchen with products such as cooker guards.

The first port of call for childproofing is an essential babyproof starter pack, which includes things like cupboard locks and plug protectors. You’ll also need oven locks and cooker guards. You can find all the child safety products you’ll need to transform your home into a safe baby playground in our safety essentials section or you can contact a child safety products expert for more information.

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Child Proofing Jul 03 ,2017

Find the Perfect Bed Rail

Bed rails are an important addition to a child’s first bed and are a critical part of the bed’s safety.Toddlers are used to the sides of the crib, which protects them from falling while they are asleep. When you transition them from a crib to a bed, they are still prone to move to the sides and since these beds are unprotected, it can result in your toddler having a fall.Even though your toddler’s bed is low to the ground, it’s best to avoid falls altogether. Falls not only interrupt sleep but are also a safety concern.The best way to prevent a restless sleeper from tumbling out of bed will be to use bed rails. To increase your child’s safety, finding the perfect bed guard is highly essential. If you’re struggling with finding the best one, then turn to Safetots.

 

Bed Rail Collections

 

Safetots are leading suppliers of all child safety devices. We source our products from renowned manufacturers, which means you needn’t worry about quality, functionality and durability.Our bed rails are available in a host of different styles, models, materials and finishes. At Safetots you can get both single as well as double bed rails. We even have extra wide bed rail that can cover extra wide beds. All our bed rails are designed to fit most beds. They come in a range of captivating themes and colours so you can be sure your kids will love to be surrounded by these devices feeling happy and comfortable in their new bed. They have excellent locking mechanisms and offer high levels safety and security .Our rails are extremely lightweight and can be installed easily.

 

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Bedrails Mar 03 ,2017

Essential Baby Safety Equipment

Once you baby starts to crawl, a few things may be attractive to them that will stir their curiosity but may not always be safe to encounter. It is important at this point to baby proof your home in order to prevent any unfortunate accidents from happening.

The right baby safety equipment could be the only way to restrict your baby to a limited place. To stop your children from reaching certain rooms and also touching dangerous items that can harm them; baby proof your home from a child’s perspective. Think of the world at their eye level and consider all the risks they may encounter. This way you can easily identify all the child safety products that your home will need.

Safetots provide an extensive range of products which are suitable for a range of hazards including fire safety equipment. To safeguard your little ones against this danger you can install item such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, escape ladders, fire blankets and other fire safety related accessories.

Must Have Baby Safety Equipment

There are numerous possibilities where your babies at home can meet certain injuries like little fingers getting trapped in doors or falling down stairs. Install stair gates and door stops in order to avoid all kinds of threats to their enjoyment of crawling around the house. Safetots have hand-picked and compiled an extensive stock of child safety products for cautious parents.

 

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Childproofing Feb 24 ,2017

Safety Gates and Window Locks

Caring for an active child who is curious about their environment can be challenging. At Safetots, we offer child safety essentials, such as safety gates and window locks, that help you to keep your child in a safe environment and keep them from straying into areas with potential hazards.

High-Quality Safety Gates

There are two different types of safety gates available. Screw fitted safety gates are perfect for staircases, which can be hazardous for children. For the kitchen and the bathroom area, pressure fit safety gates are ideal. They are portable and can be extended to fit wider gaps. At Safetots you will find some of the best safety gates on the market. Our high-quality safety gates will give you peace of mind, and help to keep your children out of harm’s way.

A Safer Home With Window Locks And Safety Gates

When cleaning around the home in warmer weather, windows are often left open for ventilation. Children may become curious about what is outside the window, so if you want to prevent any accidents or injuries, it is a good idea to consider window safety. You can choose from white window locks which prevent children opening the window too widely or transparent adhesive window locks for sliding doors.

Safetots are experts in child safety, and with our high-quality safety gates and window locks, you can make your home a much safer place for your child.

For more information about our child safety products email info@safetots.co.uk or call 01438 728 888

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Childproofing Feb 20 ,2017

Play Pen Safety for Babies

Many parents will tell you how big a help a playpen can be when you've got a baby. A playpen can be used regularly inside the house or outdoors allowing you to go about your daily tasks safe in the knowledge that your little one is in a secure environment. However, each year many infants, and parents, suffer injuries because of poor playpen safety. This article will give you some tips and products for keeping both you and your baby safe when using a playpen.

 

Play Pen Safety Advice

The first and most important piece of advice is to avoid leaving your child unattended whilst in a playpen. Sometimes it's unavoidable, it is difficult to be with your baby all the time and modern playpens are extremely safe environments for your baby to be but supervision is always recommended. Also, try and avoid leaving your baby in a playpen for too long as they need time to move about on the floor and playpens restrict movement. Avoid using a second-hand playpen or one that has been handed down as it may not meet the current safety regulations regarding design or could have been a product recall by the manufacturer. Buy the latest playpen design and buy new if you can.

 

Playpens are great for the garden when you want to be outside with your baby as they can watch what you're doing and interact with the outdoor environment. However, if you take your playpen outside, make sure it's placed in a safe and shady spot.

 

Keeping your baby comfortable in their playpen is important but you shouldn't place extra soft padding in with them. Babies have a tendency to become wrapped up in blankets and bedding and aren't able to move their head freely leading to breathing difficulties and the potential for suffocation. Ideally, blankets and bedding should not be placed inside the pen with your baby but if you need to keep them to a minimum of one. The padded mattress included with the playpen should be the only padding you use as it's been designed to perfectly fit the playpen preventing any gaps or spaces where your baby can pull on.

 

Many playpen injuries each year are actually to adults. There's a tendency to lift your baby out of a playpen which can lead to serious back problems. Buy a playpen that has a fully opening door so you can enter the playpen and lift your child properly.  Playpens are typically built with either slatted sides or meshed sides. If you buy a playpen with slats they should be less than 6.1cm apart to prevent your baby getting their head caught. If you buy a mesh sided playpen, the mesh holes should be less than 0.6cm across to prevent fingers and toes getting caught.

 

Try to keep hard toys out of the playpen; better to give your baby soft toys to play with. Hard toys can be thrown and potentially bounce back off the sides causing injuries to your child. Your baby may also fall while in the playpen and land on the hard toy hurting themselves. Older children may also use hard toys as a step to climb out of the pen.

 

Regularly check the playpen for any problems such as loose fittings or tears in the mesh. Modern playpens are extremely well designed and made from strong materials that will give you years of hassle free use but it's advisable to double-check the integrity of the pen each time you use it.

 

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Baby Safety Feb 17 ,2017

How to Bathe your Baby Safely

Bathing can be fun for parent and baby but for the first time mum or dad the experience may seem like a daunting prospect. By following these tips for baby bathing and making sure you have all your baby bathing essentials to hand, you’ll soon be looking forward to bath time and bonding with your little one whilst you get them nice and clean.

 

How Often Should You Bathe a Baby?

Until your baby starts to crawl and become more mobile, a daily bath is not necessary, unless they become especially dirty, although some parents to choose to bath their children every day. Providing you frequently wash your baby’s face and ensure that they are clean, fresh and comfortable with every nappy change then you won’t have to bathe them every day.

The choice is up to you but using cleansers and tap water too regularly may damage the delicate developing skin of a new-born. You should use a specially formulated cleanser with a gentle pH and use it sparingly within the first weeks. 

 

How to Bathe a New Baby

Firstly, make sure you have a baby bath, bath chair or bath support. You may find it easier to use a baby bath, to begin with as a standard bath can make it awkward to kneel or lean over your infant. This results in a loss of control over your baby's movements. If you don't want to use a baby bath, a baby bath chair or support will keep your infant comfortable and safe in an elevated or seating position. If you're going to be using a standard bath, make sure you've placed a non-slip mat down to prevent any accidents. 

 Safetots Bath Set with Bath and Box

Once you've got all your bathing accessories to hand, you're ready to begin.

 

1. To reduce the risk of scalding your baby, run the cold water first and then the hot. Never put your baby in the bath while the water is running. 

 

2. Check the bath water temperature is warm and not hot. Ideally, you should be trying to get the temperature to 38°C (100.4°F). Use a thermometer to make sure.  

 

3. Fill the bath with around five inches of water until your baby reaches six months old then you can add more. 

 

4. If you're using a baby bath seat or support, place it into the water. 

 

5. Undress your baby and place them into the bath supporting both head and neck. 

 

6. Use a soft flannel or sponge.  Take the sponge and apply soap to it sparingly. Never use too much soap, shampoo or bubble bath as too much can cause dry skin and irritation – even the formulated baby options. Wash from head to toe and front to back but use moist cotton wool to clean the face and eyes.

 

7. Rinse the baby with a clean sponge or flannel. 

 

8. Wrap your baby in a towel and pat them dry (don't rub dry). If their skin feels dry or your baby has nappy rash apply baby moisturiser.

 

Note - You must never leave your baby unattended in the bath and make sure the room is warm to minimise heat loss after the bath. 

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Bathing Oct 02 ,2017

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