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Child Accident Prevention


Child Accident Prevention

Many accidents are a part of growing up and children need to explore and experiment within their environments. Minor accidents can be part of an active, healthy childhood. The child accident prevention trust has a range of useful safety advice materials to support you and can be found here: Safety advice Archives - Child Accident Prevention Trust (

Safe Sleeping

The Lullaby Trust provides simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death.


Infants Cry, you can Cope provides helpful advice and information on how to support you as parents with young children:

Button Battery Safety

If swallowed button batteries, particularly big, powerful lithium coin cell batteries, can badly hurt or kill a child. If it gets stuck in a child's food pipe, it can cause catastrophic internal bleeding. It is important to keep any objects with easily accessible lithium coin cell batteries out of children's reach, as well as spare or 'flat' batteries. Act fast if you think you child might have swallowed one.

The child accident prevention trust provides more information about button battery safety:



Positive Parenting: