This week was jam packed with helpful parenting and safety information. We talked about first aid, childcare, car seat safety and other general parenting information that I hope you found useful. Here's a round-up of all of the information that was shared across the Abergavenny Kids social media pages.
Today, Andrew discusses choking prevention and treatment for infants and children. Choking is a leading cause of death for children under three so it's vitally important that as a parent or carer you prevent choking as much as possible and know what to do in the unfortunate case that your child does choke.
The five safety rules we think are important for all four-year-olds to know and for parents to teach.
Accidental injuries are a major health problem throughout the United Kingdom. They are one of the most common cause of death in children over one year of age. Every year they leave many thousands permanently disabled or disfigured.
Preparation is they key so having a fully stocked first aid cupboard can not only help your child but it will save you the panic of a midnight run to a supermarket for pain relief if they need it.
Choosing a photographer to capture those early moments with your tiny baby is such an important consideration - the images you receive from this session will last forever, being shown to your child as they grow, and then, perhaps, to their own children in time! This guide aims to make the process of choosing the right photographer for YOU a simpler one.
We will visit you at home to offer advice on how to make your home safe and where appropriate fit a smoke alarm for free.
Deciding which school to send your child to is a big decision for any parent. Location, results, facilities, how happy you think your child will be at the school, whether there’s a space for your child, all play a part. And, here in Wales, we have an extra consideration – whether to opt for a Welsh medium or English medium school.
I asked our writers to share some of their favorite conversation starters with their kids. These are especially great after a long school day when your babies don’t want to chat.
Buying a kid’s bike is a magical experience for both the child and parent alike. It gives children their first taste of independence and adventure, with the added thrill of whizzing about. With these top tips, you’ll find the perfect bike that your child will love.
Deciding on childcare for your precious bundle of joy is one of the most difficult choices a parent has to make - there are so many variables to consider be it financial, logistical - the list could go on. There's also the added concern of finding a childcare provider who fits in with your overall parenting style so you feel comfortable leaving your child in their care. I didn't know anything about childcare when I had my first baby and found the process really overwhelming.
Some kids can find nose-blowing difficult. How can you help your little one master the skill?
There's nothing like organising a children's party to raise a parent's stress levels. As your kids grow, their capacity for mischief and mayhem grows exponentially and what was considered a fun time in the past is now very 'last term'.
While it's important to be prepared for any dangers that children might face during the summer, it's also important to let them run around and have fun.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) believes that children's activity and play need to be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible.
Don’t take a 10 km hike in the middle of the day. Know your child’s limits and capabilities. Don’t travel to countries that are high-risk due to war or political situations. You’re smart enough to know what’s safe and what’s not. If in doubt, research and ask.
With recent shocking events in Westminster it’s useful to know how to call emergency services if you feel like you’d be in further danger if you spoke aloud.
Earlier this month, I took my daughter to the cinema to see Ballerina. Just me and her. She’s been taking ballet classes for four years, and was desperate to see the film. She was also desperate to go with just me. “Just the girls,” as she says.
Travelling with kids involves more consideration and careful planning than travelling as a couple… long gone are the days where my husband and I jumped in the car with only a rain jacket each! Here are my packing tips for life on the go with kids, I hope you find them useful.
A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.
As a parent it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it's very common and often clears up by itself without treatment.
New laws for child car booster cushions are now in force.
The guidelines on the manufacture of new booster cushions were expected to be introduced on March 1 but have been implemented earlier than expected.
No parent wants to imagine getting into a car crash with their child in the backseat, but in order to keep our kids as safe as possible, we have to consider every scary possibility. One mom did just that to show what we should think about when adjusting the straps on our kids’ car seats.
If you're a parent, grandparent, a carer or if you work with children, learning first aid will give you confidence to save a life when it really counts.
With our first aid advice for parents, we cover a whole range of different conditions and techniques – from knowing how to put a child or infant in the recovery position if they are unresponsive but breathing, to giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they’re not.
When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.
Not every illness needs to keep your child from school. If you keep your child away from school, be sure to inform the school on the first day of their absence.