Keeping our children safe


We all want our children to have the best in life. We want them to be healthy, happy and enjoy exploring and learning new things, but this often comes with risks.

This is ok, as long as we are aware of these risks and are able to understand how to protect our children without stopping them from growing and developing. 

Child Accident Prevention Trust

There are many ways we can keep our children safe. The Child Accident Prevention Trust provides a wide range of advice, guidance and practical solutions to the main causes of accident and injury such as burns and scalds, choking, drowning, falls, fire safety to name just a few. To make sure you are prepared and can help your young ones get the most out of life please visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust website, read their fact sheets and take control of your environment so that you know you're doing your best. 

ICON cope with newborn crying

Having a new baby at the best of times can be stressful and when they won't stop crying it can be difficult to know what to do. That's why we want everyone to know about ICON and feel confident to take and share these simple steps. Taking these simple steps if you find it's all getting too much can reduce the possibility of causing unnecessary head trauma, potentially leading to lifelong disability. If you are a new parent or know anyone who might benefit from this information or can do anything to raise awareness of this important message, please do so. For more information about ICON and further resources please visit their website here. 

Infant crying is normal and it will stop
Comforting can sometimes soothe the baby - is the baby hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change?
It's Okay to walk away if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you. After a few minutes when you are feeling calm, go back and check on the baby. 
Never shake or harm a baby; it can cause lasting damage or death.

 


Updated: 07/11/2020