Last week we mentioned the sun and how dangerous it is to leave your kids out in it too long whether they have protection or not, and we offered a little advice on how best to protect them. This week we’re going to go a little further into the subject and talk about specific UV protection that’s available for your kids when they’re playing outdoors and in particular swimming.
Most people are well aware about the dangers of UV rays these days and they’ve had more than enough warnings and advice about what to do to stay safe. However, some still fail to take even the most basic precautions when allowing their children to play in the sun.
Many parents are prevented from travelling around when they have a new baby simply because they don’t feel as though their child will settle down at someone else’s house or in a hotel etc. However, most of the time there are also practical concerns, such as: where will the baby sleep? Travel cots are no longer a new idea and they have evolved enormously over the last twenty or so years into something really quite impressive.
They are all relatively easy to assemble and carry around, but some are easier than others. If you’re buying something to go touring with, staying in various different places, or perhaps camping then you’ll want to go for something that pops up easily and goes away just as well. Many of these travel cots are very much like tents in many respects and some of them even come with UV protection screens and/or mosquito nets built in so that you can safely allow your child to sleep outdoors.
If you only really need a travel cot to take to a friend’s house or stay with relatives for extended periods of time then a more solid design might be a good idea. These travel cots are a little more heavy and cumbersome, but they are more solid and will perhaps allow a greater comfort and security level than the more flexible models on the market.
Whichever type of travel cot you go for it is important to remember that you needn’t be a prisoner in your own home just because you have a baby; you will find babies to be more flexible than you could imagine and they will be comfortable virtually anywhere as long as they have a place to sleep.
It’s good to travel with your baby
Putting your baby down to sleep in a travel cot in different places, with different surroundings and different people around them is a great way to accustom them to, and socialise them with others and deal with change. This is also an excellent way to train your child to be looked after by relatives or friends if you want to get away from it all for a while; if they are already accustomed to staying in their carer’s house and they deal well with change you’ve already won half the battle.
This article was submitted by BabySecurity, the Baby Safety Superstore. BabySecurity have an enormous range of travel cots and other baby supplies on their website.
Stair gates (or safety gates) are part of the very basic safety requirements for your household when your infant begins to crawl; and they should certainly be in place before they are walking.
At BabySecurity, as Baby Stair Gates experts, we know that despite their importance it’s surprising how easy it is to forget them and only remember when your child approaches an area they’re not really supposed to go.
If are ready to buy and you would like to see our selection of Baby Stair Gates, have a look at our shop. We cover all the main manufacturers in the UK and have a professional customer service that is ready to help with any questions. We also are proud to say that we are the exclusive providers of the Stair Gates brand Callowesse.
If you are still unsure about if stair gates are for you, then let us explain how they can help keep your home safe for your baby.
First of all, the stairs are an enormously dangerous place for small children to play, especially when they’re beginning to learn about climbing and walking etc; after watching others climb the stairs, a child’s innate curiosity is bound to make them very keen to do the same.
It’s important to have a stair gate at the top and the bottom of the staircase so you can allow your child a little more freedom to roam around the house without the risk of climbing or falling from the top of the stairs.
Stair gates aren’t just for stairs
It’s important to remember that a stair gate can also cut off other areas of your home where you would rather keep the children away from. When you realise that you toddler is walking or crawling through a hazardous area such as your kitchen, you can get yourself a stair gate that fits the width of your kitchen door to ensure their safety.
Another great place to have a stair gate is at the door of your child’s room/nursery. This is likely to be the place you have concentrated on making as baby safe as possible, and it’s also going to be home to a lot of your child’s toys. Putting a gate on the door will enable your child to play in safety and allow you to continue with whatever else you need to get done around the home, safe in the knowledge that your child cannot get out.
Another great and often forgotten use for the stair gate is to keep pets out of particular rooms. If you have a dog that you want to keep out of your dining room or lounge then a gate should help you keep your house tidy and in order.
It needn’t be an inconvenience to have stair gates where you don’t want your children or pets crawling around, and you won’t be expected to climb over them or dismantle them when you need to get through. Most stair gates on the market these days are designed to enable an adult to open j and walk through, just as easy as opening a door; they are only designed to prevent small children getting through.
Now, if you are ready, have a look a our range of Stair Gates section to find the perfect solution for your staircase or room.