How safe is your home for your child? And what can you do to make it safer?

Before you know it, your baby has grown and is suddenly finding their way around your home, unveiling a whole new range of risks. From just 6 months old your baby may begin crawling and preparation for this moment is key to making your home as safe as possible.

There are a number of factors to bear in mind with such a young child roaming around the home. They will manage to get into hard to reach areas you probably haven’t seen in a long time!

An infant’s skin is still new and very soft. It’s fully capable of protecting internal organs from infections, but introducing it to hot water will cause blistering, burning and quite possibly permanent damage. What feels warm to the touch for an adult can be excruciatingly painful for an child in the crawling stage of life. So it is important to make sure you check out the information on our site about Burns & Scalds and how you can help to avoid them.

When crawling, your child will have a tendency to grab things; often either to pull themselves or put in their mouths. This can present a number of risks related to Threat to Breathing.

As babies get older, the number of products available to buy for them increases. We offer some handy tips to educate you so you are empowered to Buy Wise, and Be Safe – whether it’s brand new or second hand, our guides will help you child remain safe around your home.


Finding your way around the site.

On the left you will see:

  • Fact Sheets – to find out about products
  • Links – to other useful websites

At the Home page choose the Age or the Risk to find out what you can do to keep your child safe.