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Child Safety when out and about

 CHILD SAFETY WHEN OUT AND ABOUT

 

Summers here, the days are longer and children simply love to be outdoors playing in parks, swimming in the local outdoor pool, being outdoors on their bikes, and for parents too, the summer welcomes many more outdoor family social activities.  Older children are more inclined to walk to and from school and there are more opportunities for younger children to become lost in the crowd. Children break up from nursery and school, families go camping, flights are booked, holidays are planned and the crazy summer days begin.  Summer is a time of sunshine and laughter and a time when as a parent your guard may be relaxed and down more than normal.  Enabling your child to experience the freedom to explore whilst keeping them safe can be challenging.  Take a look at our very best top tips for keeping children of all ages safe whilst out and about during these wonderful summer months.

 

 

KEEPING TODDLERS CLOSE

 

Popular with many parents who have an inquisitive, wandering toddler are toddler reins, or a child safety harnessToddler reins are fitted to the body of a toddler, and the long straps enable parents to allow their child to wander to a certain distance, giving them the feeling of independence yet enabling parents to pull their child back close to them instantly.  Most child safety harnesses have a restrictive distance in which a child can travel, they enable parents to let their child walk close to them with the reassurance they cannot run onto a road or any other form of danger, thanks to the close fitting harness and reins.

 

There are various baby harnesses and reins from which to choose.  Many parents choose the more traditional toddler reins such as the Clippasafe Leather Harness and Rein, or the Diono Sure Steps Security Harness, a standard child safety harness with the ultimate function of keeping toddlers close.  Others opt for the more multifunctional kids reins, such as toddler backpacks with reins.  Toddler backpacks with reins such as the Littlelife Toddler Daysacks in the fun Tigger and Minnie Mouse designs are ideal for taking toddlers to and from nursery safely.  Simply pack all their snacks and drinks for the day into these cute toddler backpacks and keep your little one close to you on route too and from nursery with the detachable safety rein.  These gorgeous kids Littlelife rucksacks also feature a grab handle enabling you to stop your child in their tracks at a moments notice.

 

Wrist links are an alternative to baby reins but ultimately designed to keep children close in the same way as a baby harness.  Toddler wrist links simply fasten to a childs wrist, forming part of a fully adjustable connecting rein.  Wrist links fit to a parent’s wrist and a second link fits to a childs wrist.  Wrist links keep children close to a parents side and enable parents to have greater control of their movements whilst also allowing their child independence.

 

 

KNOWING WHERE YOUR CHILD IS AT ALL TIMES

 

Perfect for darker evenings, for summer days quickly turning into darker nights and camping holidays with kids, are high visibility jackets for childrenHigh visibility vests for kids and high visibility backpacks are designed to keep young children visible and safe whilst they are out and about cycling, walking to and from school, crossing busy roads or simply keeping them visible to traffic and passers bye on dark evenings when you are venturing home from a friends barbeque or summer party. 

 

High visibility vests with reflective panels are great for families who enjoy camping with children.  Camping holidays are a time when families allow their young children to play with their friends in the outdoors for longer, and as the summer evenings can quickly draw in, a parent’s panic of where their children are can suddenly and quickly set in.  High visibility jackets enable parents to identify their child quickly and enable them to relax knowing that as the night closes in their child is still visible to any oncoming traffic as they head back for the night to the tent.  Hi-Vis backpacks are another great solution to keeping kids visible whilst out and about.  The Littlelife Hi-Vis Kids backpacks in the Dinosaur and Butterfly designs are ideal for active, adventurous children.  These kids backpacks have high visibility fabric, making it easy to be seen in a low light and benefit also from a grab handle, enabling parents to pull them back and grab hold immediately.

 

High visibility vests for children are also ideal for keeping in the car for unexpected break downs.

 

 

IDENTIFY YOUR CHILD QUICKLY WHEN SEPARATED

 

 

Kids ID bands are designed to wrap around a child’s wrist and contain insert cards which are stored safely inside the wrist band.  The insert cards enable parents to fill in information they would like adults to find should a child become lost and in their care, details such as contact numbers or any medical information.  Childrens ID straps are ideal for outdoor birthday parties, school trips, music festivals, active holidays or for general use whilst out and about on family day trips.  ID straps are ideal for days out in a busy environment where a child may potentially wander off and become lost in the crowd.  Childrens ID wristbands enable adults to quickly identify the child and contact the parents accordingly.

 

ID bands come in a range of colours, styles and sizes to suit any child.  ID bands with reflective strips such as the IDME Kids Safety reflective ID Wristband are designed for children who may be out in the dark, making them instantly more visible to adults.  If a child is a natural wanderer, ID bands can take some of the stress away, reuniting children with their parents quickly after the panic of being lost.

 

ID bands for children are also great for taking with you on holiday in the UK or abroad.  If your family are visiting a country where the first language is not English, your child may benefit further by carrying with them a contact number within their wristband.

 

 

CHILD SAFETY

 

Keeping children safe, whilst allowing them to become independent little people, without over protecting and restricting them can be challenging.  ID bands, Hi Vis vests, Wrist Links and Hi Vis Backpacks, enable children to play freely and safely and give parents a little more reassurance that their child can be spotted quickly in the dark and identified quickly if lost.  Safetots supply great solutions to keeping children safe whilst out and about, take a look at our wide range of child safety products designed to keep kids safe in the home, on holiday or for days out and about.

 

 

 

 

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Leisure Jul 19 ,2017

WHAT IS THE BEST FIREGUARD FOR A WOOD BURNER?

WHAT IS THE BEST FIREGUARD FOR A WOOD BURNER?

 

One of the most common questions asked once a wood burner is installed in the home is ‘Do I need a fireguard for my wood burner?’  Whilst it is personal choice as to whether or not you choose to install a wood burner guard, we do recommend it in homes with young children.  Although there is less danger of a child coming into contact with open flames that an open fire presents, potential dangers from burns from a hot stove are still present.

 

If you do choose to install a log burner guard you may be wondering ‘which is the best fireguard for a woodburner’? and ‘What is the most suitable distance to safely install a wood burner guard’? Multi panel fire surrounds and flex hearth gates are popular fire guards for log burners.  The Safetots multi panel surround and the Babydan flex hearth gate are versatile fireguards and one of the best wood burner guards in the uk for log burners.  The multi panel surround and the flex hearth gate are formed of interconnecting fireguard panels enabling you to create a wood burner guard of any size required.  It is therefore possible to install this unique log burner guard at the preferred, safest distance to ensure minimal heat to the steel bars.  The interconnecting log burner panels also enable you to angle each panel to 10 degree increments, enabling you to install a wood burner guard to awkward or unusual log burner hearths or surrounds. 

 

Fire guards for log burners are becoming increasingly popular in homes with young children, they instantly prevent children from coming into contact with a hot stove. Baby fireguards keep inquisitve babies on the move safer in the home during the winter months.  They securely screw fit to the surrounding wall ensuring if any child comes into contact with the wood burner guard there is no risk of it collapsing.  Safetots multi panel fire surrounds are available in black or white and the simple, steel, industrial structure doesn’t look out of place in today’s modern home.

 

There is no recommended distance for installing your log burner guard away from the wood burner.  Many companies suggest a range of distances, however log burners vary in size and heat distribution also varies and it is therefore important to judge an installation distance most suited to your requirements.  To prevent the wood burner guard bars from overheating, it is advised to place the wood burner guard at a suitable distance to ensure the bars refrain from getting too hot.  The Flex guard is the best fireguard for a wood burner as the interconnecting bars enable you to achieve the desired distance.  

 

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Fire Guards Sep 06 ,2017

FIREGUARDS – MULTIPANEL Vs MESH

FIREGUARDS – MULTIPANEL Vs MESH

 

What are the differences, benefits, pros and cons of a Multi Panel fireguard versus a Steel Mesh fireguard?

 

Multi panel fire guards are designed to be versatile fireguard solutions for wood burners, open fires and gas fires.  Made from powder coated, heat resistant steel, these fireguards with their contemporary design are popular with many parents due to the clean frame which fits well in today’s modern home.  Mesh fireguards are made from a powder coated steel mesh and provide a less versatile, more traditional option, particularly popular in homes with larger fire hearths and fireplaces.

 

Multi panel fire guards have many benefits, one being the ability to angle any of the interconnecting panels enabling installation within and around awkward and unusual hearths and fire places.  As the multi panel fire guard is formed of interconnecting panels that can be positioned and angled at 10 degree increments, this unique fireguard can be made to fit spaces large and small simply by removing panels and adding panels.  A multi panel baby fireguard further benefits from having the ability to connect a standard 72cm two way opening door panel or an extra wide door opening panel for ease of access to the fire.  One or more fireguard opening door panels may be installed to the side and/or front of the baby fireguard configuration enabling access to the fire from both the front and side as required.  The multi panel fire guard is a popular choice of fireguard for homes with a wood burner, as the structure is versatile the fireguard can be installed to fit the safest distance for keeping the fireguard to the coolest temperature possible.

 

Mesh fireguards are a more traditional fireguard, although less versatile than the multi panel fireguard in that the structure is fixed, with no ability to angle the gate, it does provide a great solution in preventing children from accessing the fire.  Although fireguard extensions are available enabling you to increase the size of the fireguard, the shape and structure is standard.  Unlike multi panel fireguards (which have an open top) mesh fire guards benefit from an enclosed mesh top, ideal in preventing toddlers from throwing items into an open fire.  The mesh fireguard is particularly popular in homes with larger more traditional hearths and fire places.  Unlike multi panel fireguards which benefit from access via a two way opening door, access to the fire via a mesh fire guard is made by releasing the multi clip connectors and moving panels away from the fire.  Although access to the fire is possible, it is less straightforward than the multi panel surround.

 

Both the mesh fireguard and the multi panel fire guard are popular in the uk, they provide the ultimate in safety from contact with open fires and wood burners.  They are the best fireguards for ensuring the ultimate in child safety as they stand stable and secure on the floor or hearth then screw fit securely to the wall or fire surround.  By screw fitting these fireguards to the surrounding wall, the fireguard will not collapse into the fire should a child or pet come into contact with it.

 

Both the multi panel fireguard and mesh fireguard are tried and tested in the UK and meet todays required child safety standards.  The multi panel fireguard is unique to Safetots, the best selling fireguard, available in a choice of black or white. 

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Fire Guards Sep 06 ,2017

Fireguard safety

FIREGUARD SAFETY

 

WHY DO I NEED A FIREGUARD?

 

A fireguard protects and prevents young children from the dangers of an open fire, wood burner and even a gas fire.  A fire guard is the safest and most secure solution for keeping children safe around fire, particularly babies on the move and toddlers, preventing them from coming into contact with flames and hot stoves.  Fire guards are heat resistant, strong, sturdy, steel structures that should be screw fitted in place to ensure the ultimate safety should a young child come into contact with the fireguard

 

Here at Safetots we have a range of black and white multi panel fire guards that are versatile and can be adapted to suit most open fires, hearths and log burners.  Fire guard panels in various sizes ranging from 20cm through to 72cm enable you to create a fireguard to suit your own bespoke space. 

 

Our range of Steel mesh fireguards are particularly popular with parents of young children, the strong and secure metal structure with an encased top not only stops children from making contact with fire but prevents children from throwing items into the fire. 

 

It only takes a second for a child to fall into or touch a fire and the consequences can be irreversible and unbearable.  A fireguard is the ultimate safety item for keeping children safe in the home during the long winter months when a fire is frequently in use.

 

 

TOP FIREGUARD TIPS

 

ENSURE YOU SCREW FIT YOUR  FIREGUARD SECURELY TO THE SURROUNDING WALL

 

It is important when choosing the right fireguard for your home to ensure the fireguard can be safely and securely fixed to the surrounding wall.  A fire guard that is securely screw fitted in place will prevent it from collapsing into the fire should a young child come into contact with the guard. 

 

PICK A FIREGUARD THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR FIREPLACE OR HEARTH

 

There is no ‘best fire guard’, its simply personal choice as to which fireguard is most compatible with your fire and fire surround and which fireguard works best in your home. 

 

The Safetots multi panel fire surround and the Babydan flex hearth gates are particularly popular with parents.  Flex hearth gates and multi panel surrounds are contemporary, steel fireguards that are designed to be functional yet look clean and minimal in today’s modern home.  Safetots multi panel fire surrounds and Babydan flex hearth gates are the most versatile of fireguards with panels that fit snuggly together in sizes 20cm, 30cm, 46cm and 72cm.  Gate panels measure 72cm and can be positioned to the side or front of any fireguard configuration. Babydan flex hearth gates and Safetots multipanel fire surrounds provide further versatility in that they can be angled to suit most unique spaces and hearths.

 

Steel mesh fireguards such as the Safetots original fire guard and Safetots designer fire guard are more traditional and more suited to larger fireplaces and hearths.  Mesh, steel fireguards ensure the maximum stability and security and provide the ultimate in fire safety with the additional top casing.  Fireguard extensions are available for both the original and designer fireguards enabling you to extend the fireguard further if required.

 

MEASURE THE SPACE INTENDED FOR USE

 

To establish which is the most suitable fireguard for your fireplace or hearth it is advised to measure the space intended for use before ordering.  Extensions are available for all Safetots fireguards and fireguard extension panels are available in various sizes.  If you are unsure about whether or not you need a fireguard extension, Safetots can advise and recommend a configuration of fireguard panels that will work for your unique space.  Multi panel fireguard extensions and flex hearth gate extensions are simple to join together and can be fitted to either side of any existing fireguard panel to create the size of configuration required.

 

FIREGUARDS ARE NOT JUST FOR OPEN FIRES

 

Many people have a pre-conception that fireguards are only necessary for open fires however they are recommended and advised for all fires particularly in homes where a young child may come into contact with a fire.  Fireguards for log burners are just as important as a log burner can gain considerable heat inside and out and can be particularly dangerous to the touch.  Fireguards and fire screens are the ultimate solution to keeping children safe around open fires, wood burners and gas fires.

 

CHECK THE STABILITY

 

Once your fireguard is installed securely in place, it is a good idea to check the stability of the guard and testing it by applying pressure to all angles to ensure the safety of children and pets should they come into contact with the fireguard.

 

STORAGE

 

If storage is an issue in your home and you would prefer to store your fireguard during the summer months, consider a fireguard with panels that fold for ease of storage.  As the Safetots multipanel fireguard and the Babydan flex hearth gate have interconnecting panels that can be easily dismantled when not in use they are ideal space saving fireguards that can be easily put away when not needed.

 

CHOOSE A SUITABLE STYLE OF FIRESCREEN

 

If you have a particularly large fireplace or fire hearth you may want to consider a steel mesh fire screenSafetots steel mesh fireguards are designed to suit the larger hearth.  If you have an awkward space or unusual shape hearth then a flexi fireguard or a multipanel fireguard would be most suitable.  With the ability to create the size for the space needed, these versatile fireguards are are ideal.

 

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Fire Guards Sep 05 ,2017

Top Child Safety Products To Take On Holiday

TOP CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY

 

Holidays are an exciting for families, a time to escape the daily routine, experience new countries and new places and a time for spending quality time together, it’s also a time for parents to ensure the ultimate safety of their children particularly when travelling to hotter climates or unfamiliar environments.

 

Venturing on holiday can create an air of excitement and a feeling of freedom and a parents’ guard can quickly be let down.  Whist it’s only natural to relax the minute that seat belts on and the cars fully packed as you prepare to set off on holiday, its important not to forget those simple, basic steps you can take in the lead up to your holiday and during your holiday to ensure your child’s safety.

 

Whilst it’s unlikely your child will come to any harm during your time away, accidents and incidents are more likely to happen in the hot sun, in swimming pools, on balconies and in rooms that are not child friendly.

 

By following a few simple steps and packing a few basic items, your holiday can be fun and more relaxing in the comfort of knowing your children are safe.

 

ESSENTIAL CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS

 

Before you leave for your summer holiday, consider packing a few basic items:

 

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE WHILST OUT AND ABOUT ON HOLIDAY

 

  1. Medical first aid kit – Be prepared at all times for minor injuries whilst out and about with a medical first aid kit, complete with every parents essentials, antiseptic wipes and creams and an abundance of plasters.  
  2. Beach tents – Ideal for keeping kids shaded from the hot sun during peak hours. UV beach tents provide instant shade on the beach, park or perfect for popping up in the garden.
  3. UV swimwear UV swim suits keep babies and children fully protected from the suns harmful rays.  UV suits prevent the need for applying and re-applying sun screen frequently and enable families to relax in the sun knowing their children are playing safely.
  4. Sun screen – The ultimate in skin protection for the whole family.  Sunscreen should be applied frequently to all parts of the body exposed to the sun.  Keeping skin protected can prevent numerous harmful, sometimes deadly skin conditions.
  5. ID Bands – Pack ID bands for your children to wear.  Simple, comfortable wrist straps that enable you to add contact details should your child become lost.  Some ID bands come complete with reflective strips, ideal for nights out and about with your child.
  6. Harness reins & wrist links – Ideal for keeping toddlers and children prone to wandering, close to you.  Harness reins and wrist links for children allow children to walk freely yet limit the distance they can go.
  7. High visibility jackets – Ideal for popping in your bag for days out that quickly turn into darker evenings.  High visibility clothing enables cars, pedestrians and parents to spot infants quickly on darker evenings.
  8. Float suits – Keep children safe in the water with float suits and float aids.  Young children learning to swim benefit from float suits and float aids and are kept safer in open waters and swimming pools.

 

 

SKIN CARE IN THE SUN

 

The sun’s harmful rays can be dangerous and sun damage to the skin could potentially develop into skin cancer.  With the right protection, the source of vitamin D from the sunshine is beneficial, keeping bones strong and skin glowing.  To protect your child from over-exposure to the sun, use child safety products such as UV sun tents. A tent is ideal for use in the garden, beach or park.  Water resistant sun cream with a high UV star rating or UV Protective sun wear inclusive of a UV sun hat with side and back flaps are the best solutions in protecting children from over exposure to the sun.

 

SAFETY IN OPEN WATER

 

Guarantee the best child safety whilst your infant plays in the water with Safetots child safety productsSwimming aids enable you to worry less about the dangers water can present to children and child safety products such as float suits and UV sun suits and wet suits for children can take the pressure off parents needing to constantly having to monitor their childs whereabouts and actions playing in the open water.

 

 

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN YOUR HOLIDAY HOME

 

  1. Travel safety gates – Versatile and suitable for many doorways of various sizes.  Ideal for preventing children from entering kitchens, bathrooms and unsafe outdoor areas.
  2. Bed rails – Inflatable bed rails or travel bed rails enable you to keep your child from falling out of bed onto hard floors.  Some European countries such as Spain and France are known for having tiled floors throughout their accommodation.  Installing a bed rail can prevent children who wake suddenly in the night from falling out of bed onto a hard, cold, tiled floor. 
  3. Temporary door locks and slam stoppers - Door slam stoppers are ideal for popping in the suitcase and taking with you on holiday.  They prevent little hands and fingers from coming to harm in a doorway if shut suddenly.  Temporary door locks and cupboard locks are ideal for fixing to units without causing any lasting damage and keep children safe in and around the holiday home.

 

 

TOP CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS

Browse online for the top child safety products and have a nice holiday.

For more information please e-mail customerservice@safetots.co.uk or call +44 1438 728 888

 

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Bathroom Safety For Babies

BATHROOM SAFETY FOR BABIES

 

When bathing your baby it is vital to ensure the water temperature is suitable and at the recommended temperature for your baby.  Water thermometers indicate if the water temperature is too hot and unsuitable for your baby and provide the ideal solution in checking the temperature of your bath water before bathing your baby.  Most water thermometers will indicate the recommended temperature which is 37 degrees to 38 degrees C, around body temperature.  The Safetots Clippasafe floating dolphin bath temperature indicator has 3 settings indicating when water is too hot, cold or just right for your baby.  Safetots Munchkin white hot safety bath ducky temperature indicator doubles up as a bath toy and temperature indicator, highlighting when the bath is too hot and when it is suitable to place your baby in the water.  It’s important to use a baby bath thermometer at all times prior to bathing your baby or toddler.

 

For older babies and toddlers, bath tap covers and tap guards are also useful bathroom safety items.  Tap covers simply pop over the taps, protecting your child should they fall onto the tap from potential head bangs and scalding.  Toilet locks and bathroom cupboard locks keep toddlers safe from toppling head first into a toilet and potentially drowning.  At such a young age, older babies and young toddlers don’t have the body weight and strength to lift their heads out of the toilet.  Toilet locks are an invaluable item for keeping little ones safe in the bathroom.  Cabinet locks and cupboard locks are great solutions to keeping toiletries and medicines locked away out of reach of tiny hands.

 

Anti-slip mats provide a safe non-slip surface for older babies and toddlers to sit safely whilst they bathe.  A non-slip bath mat prevents children from sliding and falling on a slippery bath surface, they help prevent injuries from bumps and falls and even life threatening incidents such as drowning.  Baby bath mats are an invaluable bathroom safety item for families with young children.

 

Bath thermometers, toilet locks, socket covers, tap covers and non-slip bath mats provide the basics in bathroom Safety, however a young child should never be left unattended in the bathroom at any time.  Adult supervision at all times is the key prevention to incidents and accidents occurring in the bathroom. 

 

 

FIVE BATHROOM SAFETY TIPS FOR BABIES

 

  1. Never leave your baby unattended in the bathroom, ensure an adult is present and supervising at all times.
  2. Make sure the water temperature is suitable for your baby.  Bath thermometers and water thermometers are recommended for checking the temperature. 
  3. Ensure the floor area is dry before entering the bathroom.  Slipping whilst holding your baby could prove fatal.
  4. Invest in toilet locks, cabinet locks and a good baby bath mat.  Safetots have a wide range of non-slip baby bath mats to prevent your young baby from slipping whilst you bathe them or for keeping older babies sitting upright safely.
  5. Ensure any electrical items, cosmetics, medicines and sharp objects such as razors are stored or locked away out of a babies reach. 

 

BATHROOM SAFETY TIPS FOR TODDLERS

 

Non-slip bath mats, toilet locks, cupboard locks, bath thermometers and tap covers provide the basics in bathroom safety for toddlers.  In addition to the various bathroom safety items it is strongly advised to never leave a toddler unattended without adult supervision in the bathroom at any time.  When your child reaches the toddler age, they are at their most inquisitive so now is the time to child proof your bathroom to prevent slips and falls and to ensure potential dangerous items are out of reach.  Ensure medical and toiletry items and any sharp objects such as razors are stored or locked carefully away out of reach of your toddler.  Be careful to store them at an inaccessible height to your young child.  Toddlers are inclined to grab and explore any accessible bathroom items the second your back is turned, by keeping dangerous items locked away potential hazards can be prevented. 

 

Lock up any electrical appliances, from hairdryers and hair straighteners to shaving equipment.  Prevent toddlers from reaching for electrical appliances and finding fun in the water with them.  Whilst bathing your toddler, seat them on a non-slip bath mat to prevent potential slips and falls from occurring and ensure boiling hot taps are out of reach or covered with compatible tap covers.  Fit a toilet lock to prevent your child from lifting the toilet lid and potentially toppling head first into the toilet and drowning, at such a young age a child does not have the strength and capability to lift themselves from out of the toilet.  A toilet lock prevents children from accessing the toilet, from touching areas harbouring germs and keeps them safe from falling in.

 

 

WHERE TO BUY BATHROOM SAFETY EQUIPMENT?

 

Safetots.co.uk supply a range of bathroom safety equipment such as baby bath thermometers, non-slip bath mats, toilet locks, bathroom cupboard locks and tap covers designed to keep babies and toddlers safe in a bathroom environment.  In addition to bathroom safety items, Safetots also supply a wide range of bath organisers for keeping toys tidy and to enable ventilation of wet toys and shampoo shields for protecting young eyes from soapy water as you wash their hair.  Safetots have many safety items for keeping babies and toddlers safe and comfortable in the bathroom plus other great bathroom goods for children. 

 

 

WHAT IS BATHROOM SAFETY?

 

Bathrooms and kitchens are the two rooms in the home where most incidents occur amongst children, by installing a few simple bathroom safety and kitchen safety items and following a few simple procedures, a number of potential hazards can be prevented.  The ultimate solution to keeping young children safe in the home is to make the bathroom inaccessible to your child.  If there is no way of making the bathroom inaccessible then ensure you assess and make safe the room before exposing to a baby or toddler.  Bathrooms pose potential dangers to young children, by keeping toiletries, medicines and sharp objects out of reach, cabinets locked, ensuring hot taps are covered, toilet lids locked and floor surfaces dry, the risks of any harm coming to your child are vastly reduced. 

 

 

BATHROOM SAFETY FOR INFANTS

 

Keeping infants safe in the bathroom is less challenging than babies and toddlers.  However, infants are still at the inquisitive age and still likely to poke fingers in sockets, attempt to open medicines and toiletries, find fun with your razor and grab anything within their reach.  As with bathroom safety with babies and toddlers, bathroom safety for infants is still vital.  Ensure toilet lids are kept closed by fitting a toilet lock, cabinets and cupboards securely locked keeping medicines and toiletries out of reach of tiny hands.  Keep electrical appliances securely stowed away and install socket covers to prevent infants from poking tiny fingers inside.  Keep surfaces dry to prevent slips and falls and supervise young children at all times.  Never leave an infant without adult supervision and unattended in the bathroom at any time.  Adult supervision is the ultimate solution in keeping children safe in the family bathroom.

 





 

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Bathroom Safety Jul 20 ,2017

Child Safety Products Before Your Child Crawls

 CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER

 

The joy of seeing your baby making those first moves is immeasurable, but along with it comes numerous potential safety issues and concerns. 

 

Once your baby starts crawling, shuffling or toddling, it’s also the start of your child being ‘everywhere’ and often ‘everywhere’ you don’t want them to be.  For your baby there is now a whole new world for them to explore, cupboards to open, stairs to climb and doors to wander out of.  Progressing from a baby that once sat still on one spot playing contently to a baby crawling and exploring the home is a natural transition of a child’s mental and physical development, but moving into this next phase can be daunting for parents and can suddenly open up many new questions.  How can I keep my baby safe in the home?  How can I stop my child from opening kitchen and bathroom cupboards? How can I prevent my baby from falling down the stairs? and many more…..

 

Potential hazards in the home are visible everywhere for inquisitive babies and toddlers on the move and it only takes a few small, inexpensive steps to childproofing the home before your baby makes that first move.  Once your baby begins to travel, pull and wiggle their way through the house, be sure to be on watch and ten steps ahead of them at all times. 

 

To help you child proof your home and enable your baby to explore, learn and grow in a safe environment, Safetots have compiled a check list for ‘baby proofing the home’ ahead of your little one crawling.  A check list of child safety products and safety equipment from stair gates, fire guards, window locks and cupboard locks and many more child safety items to help your baby live freely in their own home in a safe and sound environment.

 

BABY PROOFING THE HOME – CHECK LIST

 

BABYPROOFING THE STAIRS

 

Once your baby is on the move, one of their first discoveries will be the stairs.  Fitting a stair gate to the bottom and top of the stairs will prevent a child from climbing up and down the stairs unattended.  Although it’s important to teach a child how to use the stairs safely, by installing a stair gate, parents can take comfort in knowing their children are playing safely whilst out of sight.  Stair gates can be pressure fitted, retractable of screw fitted.

 

BABY PROOFING THE KITCHEN

 

Take a look around the kitchen and take note of all the potential hazards.  Keep dangerous cleaning liquids out of a child’s reach or lock them away with kitchen cupboard locks Kitchen locks enable parents to open cupboards with ease yet prevent children from opening them and accessing harmful items.  Fit a cooker guard.  Toddlers are inclined to reach up and grab pan handles that could potentially lead to life changing burns and scolds.  Cooker hob locks, cooker guards and oven door guards are ideal for keeping toddlers safe around hot ovens.

 

 

BABYPROOFING THE BATHROOM

 

Keep floors dry and prevent children and yourself from slipping.  Fit a lock to the toilet lid to prevent a particularly young infant from topping head first into the toilet.  Babies do not have the body weight or strength to lift themselves out of a toilet should they topple in head first.  Install bathroom cabinet locks and ensure razors and other potentially harmful items are locked in the cabinet out of reach.  Fit bath tap covers to prevent babies from coming into contact with boiling taps, bath mats to prevent babies slipping in the bath and always use a water thermometer to ensure the bath temperature is suitable before bathing baby.

 

 

BABYPROOFING THE LIVING ROOM

 

 

Living rooms present more potential hazards for young children than parents often notice until it’s too late.  Protect side tables and coffee tables with furniture edge guards and corner guardsTable edge guards and table corner guards shield children from sharp edges and corners, keeping them safe should they slip, trip and fall into the table.  Install locks to any units you’d prefer your toddler not to enter, cover radiators with radiator covers and ensure TVs are safe and securely fitted to walls or units to prevent flat screen TVs from tipping over.  Fit a fire guard around your fire.  Fire guards are suitable for gas, electric and coal fires and keep children safe from potential life changing burns.  There is a pre-conception that a fire guard is only for use around a coal fire, yet fire guards are designed to protect children from fires gas, electric and coal.  Keep cables out of reach with cable covers and sockets safe with socket coversSocket covers prevent little ones from poking their tiny fingers into dangerous socket holes.

 

 

BABYPROOFING THE BEDROOM

 

For older babies making the transition from a cot to a bed, install a bed guardBed guards prevent babies and toddlers from rolling out of bed and keep them safe from bumps and bruises.  Install window locks to any windows children can potentially reach up to.  Ensure furniture is away from windows to prevent climbing and children from being able to access windows with ease.  Window safety is particularly important in Victorian homes where windows are lower and easier for young children to access.

 

 

CHOOSE SAFETOTS FOR CHILD SAFETY PRODUCTS:

 

If you are looking for reliable child safety products, then Safetots, specialist suppliers of a wide range of child safety equipment have everything you will need. 

 

We stock products from some of the best brands in child safety equipment and we are confident about the quality, durability and functionality of all Safetots products.  Our range of child safety equipment includes stair gatesfire guards, high chairs, play pens, bed guards and many other vital items for keeping young children safe in the home.  All of our products are made from superior, quality materials and offer good value for money.  They come with tried and tested safety features and are free from any harmful chemicals that may prove hazardous to your child.  Many of our child safety products come in a range of designs and finishes, which means they not only provide safety in the home, but they will also complement the furniture of today’s contemporary home.

 

For child safety products that will make life easier for you and safer for your child contact Safetots at Unit 7, The Orbital Centre, Gunnels Wood Road Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2NB United Kingdom, Telephone:+44 (0)1438 728888, email:info@safetots.co.uk

 

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Jul 24 ,2017

Stair Gates for Your Three Storey House

STAIR GATES FOR YOUR THREE STOREY HOUSE

 

Buying a stair gate for any home is an important decision and a key child safety product for ensuring a young child’s safety in the home.  With larger homes such as a three storey home there are more stairwells to make safe and more doorways that need to be child proofed and your investment is larger.  It’s important to ensure you have the right stair gate fitted and with such a wide range to choose , from roller stair gates, wooden stair gates, metal stair gates, extra tall baby gates and screw fitted and pressure fitted gates, deciding on the best stair gate for your home can be daunting.

 

WHY DO YOU NEED STAIR GATES FOR YOUR THREE STOREY HOUSE?

 

Stair gates whatever their design, brand and material are designed and built with the ultimate function of dividing a room, creating safe zones for children to sleep and play safely and blocking access to doorways and stairwells.  It’s vital in a three storey home to install stair gates at all levels as more opportunities are present for potential accidents and incidents than there would be in a standard one storey home.

 

Larger homes with more storeys present greater risks to young children finding their feet, risks that can be prevented by installing stair gates throughout the home.  Fitting baby safety gates is crucial for your three storey house once your child has found their feet as babies from around the age of 6 months start crawling and exploring the wonders of their home and the risks of injury increase.  There are greater opportunities for children to hurt themselves from falls and bumps on the stairs once they start exploring their home environment.

 

WHICH STAIR GATE AND STAIR GATE ACCESSORIES SHOULD I BUY?

 

Baby safety gates that can be screwed into walls or handrails (screw fitted gates) are highly recommended for the top of the stairs.  Screw fitted gates provide the strongest, safest solution for the top of the stairs above pressure fitted safety gatesScrew fit gates have no trip bar, they are installed with screws and not pressure and stay stable should your child lean and come into contact with the gate. 

 

Pressure fitted gates can be used at the top of the stairs if this is the only option, however as pressure can be come released over time if not frequently tested and as they have a potentially hazardous trip bar they are generally not recommended for the top of the stairs.  Pressure fit gates are versatile, ideal gates for most other doorways and stairwells in the home, they can be easily transferred around the home or can be taken with you on visits to grandparents.  These safety baby safety gates are popular baby safe items with many parents as no drilling or screwing is required for installation and there is no lasting damage to walls or door furniture.

 

Stair gates for awkward stairs can be purchased and there are many stair gate fixings and stair gate accessories to enable you to install gates to most awkward doorways, stairwells and spaces.  Y spindles enable you to fit pressure fit stair gates to round bannisters and bannister installation kits enable you to evenly install a stair gate to a wooden or metal bannister and no drilling or screwing is required.

 

There are a wide range of safety gate fixings and safety gate accessories to enable you to fix stair gates to awkward stairs and stair gates in awkward spaces.  Safetots have many solutions to making installing a stair gate possible in most spaces large, small and awkward.

 

Stair gates are the ultimate baby safety item for keeping young children safe in the home, they provide the highest security for keeping children contained in safe zones and preventing them from entering potentially hazardous areas such as the kitchen, top of stairs, a fire place, and the outdoors.  Most stair gates cannot be opened easily by little hands.

 

Extra tall safety gates are ideal for taller children or for families with pets as they further deter and prevent children and pets from climbing or jumping over the baby safety gate.

 

 

STAIR GATES FOR YOUR HOUSE FROM SAFETOTS

 

Stair gates are one of the best ways to prevent your baby accessing the stairs. All Safetots stair gates including Safetots safety gates, Bettacare safety gates, BabyDan gates, DreamBaby gates, Lascal gates and Lidam gates pressure fitted, screw fitted and retractable are delivered with detailed instructions enabling you to install the gates easily without causing any lasting damage to your walls.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR MY THREE STOREY HOUSE?

 

Here at Safetots this is a question we get asked on numerous occasions.  What is the best stair gate? and one with no real answer.  The best stair gate for your home is a safety gate that fits your space perfectly, is the required height and has the required features.  Auto close gates for example will shut automatically once you have entered through the gate.  Most safety gates have a two way opening, ideal for kitchen doorways and room divides.  How a stair gate appears in the home is important to some people, and many parents prefer the look of a wooden stair gate to fit in with their contemporary furnishings.  To other parents and carers, how a stair gate looks in the home is less important and the functionality of a stair gate is top of the list.  A stair gate must fit well, but ultimately it is personal choice as to which gate you choose.  Extra tall safety gates are advised for families with pets, narrow stair gates are available for smaller spaces and room divides are ideal for safely creating zones in the home.

 

The key to choosing the best stair gate for your home is ensuring you have all your measurements correct.  Make sure you have measured both the top and bottom of the doorway and stairwell taking into account any skirting boards.  Decide if you want a pressure fitted or screw fitted gate and then let Safetots help you find the perfect stairgate for your home.  Take a look at our unique Safetots stair gate finder to help you find the most suitable and compatible stair gate for your home.

 

 

CONTACT SAFETOTS

Please contact us at Telephone +44 1438 728 888 or CONTACT US and we will get back to your right away.

Or key in all your details with our SAFETOTS STAIR GATE FINDER and let us find the most suitable and compatible gate for you. 

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