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Child safety at home

Preventing accidents at home

Babies and children under 5 years old are at the highest risk of death, disability or serious injury at home. Safe at Home and the NHS have lots of information and advice on:

  • burns and scalds
  • falls
  • poison
  • choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • drowning
  • glass related injuries

Toddler safety at home

When your toddler is up and walking they will want to walk around and explore. Suddenly tabletops, shelves and drawers are more accessible and appealing to a toddler. BabyCentre has information about childproofing your home room-by-room. These include safety tips for:

  • bathrooms
  • bedrooms
  • kitchens
  • living rooms