As part of a continued process of informing and educating parents (and in most cases just reminding them), please see below the advice given by CAPT on safety for children in respect of medicines and cleaning products.
The recent outbreak of measles in Swansea has brought the importance of vaccinations right in the forefront of parents thinking. This is the right time therefore to remind all parents of the timings for the immunisation of their children and what all the common types of infections are.
Remember to keep your red book updated and consult your health visitor, practice nurse or doctor if you need more advice or have any concerns.
Raising children is hard work. And if parents did a few simple things consistently with their children, I know they will grow up to be successful and will make you proud. Here are my nine top tips that I practice with your children every day. If you don’t practice some of them, please start now. If you have additional tips, let me know.
I want to focus on a home safety issue of accidental poisoning which doesn’t get a great deal of attention and the incidents are on the increase. The below information is taken from the latest alert from the Child Accident Prevention Trust.
Accidental poisoning is rarely fatal, but can cause long-term damage to internal organs. Young children by nature are inquisitive, and do not know the difference between what they can eat and drink and what they can’t. Child-resistant packaging is better than none, but it is not child-proof.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a infant, younger than one years old, where no cause is found. SIDS was commonly referred to as “cot death”, however this is a misleading term as a sudden unexplained death can happen outside a cot.