Keeping children safe online in 2017

The world has changed a lot since I was a child. Back then it was all about MSN messenger and MySpace. Gone are the days of children playing happily outdoors, as it seems more and more children are opting to spend their free time glued to their smart phones, tablets and laptops. The worrying thing for me about this is that it’s claimed that almost a third of parents allow their kids to use the internet freely without any restrictions. Not only that, but the age in which children are accessing the internet is getting younger and younger with children going… [Read More]

Essential Car Safety Checks for Long Journeys

As winter approaches it’s an important time of year to think about how safe your car is. This is even more important if you’re planning a long car journey. We all remember being shown how to check the oil in our car, top up the screen wash and check the water level, but what about the more important stuff? The safety checks that are essential for long journeys. I’ve put together a basic #CarSafetyChecklist for you. Car Battery Some cars will allow you to check the battery level by simply opening each cell so that you can check the levels…. [Read More]

Teaching children about road safety

One of my biggest fears as a parent is that my children get hurt. Whether that be from a fall, from another child, by accident or  from not knowing how to cross the road safely. That last one, is a biggie for me. I think it’s so important that we as parents teach our children how to cross the road safely from a young age. Our twin girls are five years old and they’re at the point now where I always make them look to see if it’s safe to cross the road before asking me to check that it’s… [Read More]

The Importance of Safety in the Sun this Summer

I recently read an article online about how a school boy returned from a school trip with really bad sunburn, and it really got me thinking about how important it is to stay safe in the sun. As a mum of twin girls who are just five years old, I’m always super careful about how long they spend in the sun. If it’s a hot summers day then I like to either stay at home and get the paddling pool out or go to the beach for the day. If I know that we’re going to be outside in the sun… [Read More]

All Aboard The Safety Car

Flickr Picture It’s great fun heading on a trip with the kids, but you have to make sure that the car is safe for your family on the road. This is fairly easy to do, and it is worth knowing the right steps here. The roads can be a dangerous place, and you don’t want to get into an accident on the way to Disneyland Paris or Legoland. So, how can you make sure that your car is prepared and ready for the road? Check The Tyres You must make sure that your tyres have a good level of pressure… [Read More]

Car Safety Tips for Travelling with Kids

With new changes in the laws regarding car seats for children I thought now would be a good time to address this, along with some other car safety tips when travelling with children. The new child car seat laws mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg. This means companies will only be able to manufacture new backless booster products for children over 125cm tall or heavier than 22kg, which ever comes first. The reason behind this is because backless car seats offer less protection in the event… [Read More]

Road Safety Week

Children walking by road

The 21st-28th November is Road Safety Week. The reason I decided to write about this is because all too often I see videos across social media of children running out onto the road, in front of cars. Sadly it’s something I’ve seen happen all too often in real life too. For as long as I can remember I have always talked to my children about the importance of Road Safety. To stop before crossing the road To look both ways To listen out for cars It’s so important to teach children this and I firmly believe it’s never too soon… [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

Santa

I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]

Tips for looking after your car this winter

Landrover

As a car owner, looking after my car is important to me. Even more so in the winter months. My car is an important part of my life. It transports me from work and home again, but it also carries my children on a very regular basis. It’s for this reason that I decided to write this post and share with you my tips for looking after your car this winter. Invest in a car port My first tip is to invest in a car port. Now I know this may not be possible for everyone, but if you can… [Read More]

Gas Safety in the Home

It’s probably not something that crosses your mind regularly, that’s if it even enters your mind at all. However knowing how make sure your home is gas safe is really important. Millions of households all across the UK use gas every day. Whether it’s cooking on the stove, turning your fire on or using heaters, the amount of gas we consume on a daily basis is rather a lot. The problem is that if your gas appliances aren’t safe then they can quickly become dangerous. Natural gas is flammable therefore if there’s a gas leak, a flame or a spark… [Read More]