Do you know that it’s Child Safety Week this week? I’ve been working with Lindam – the UK’s number one safety brand – who have been raising awareness of child safety in the home via some research with Mumsnet to find out parents’ opinions on child safety.
Although a large number of Brits would suggest they are confidently clued-up when it comes to safety knowledge, this new research suggests many remain on the lookout for more information to help understand the products and devices needed to adapt their homes effectively.
The report shows only 37% of people are aware of a few safety products and devices available on the market, with some saying they don’t think about including safety products and devices in their home until their baby starts to crawl (34%). For the confident among us, safety products had been agreed upon, and installed by our partner (44%) with two in ten installations being a joint effort.
With pressures continuing to surface from consumers in and around the socially savvy world, it appears there may be more than just a lack of available information playing on the minds of safety searchers in the UK. Barriers such as cost (50%), fears of being too over-cautious (49%) and the way the product looked when installed in the house (13%) also contributed to reluctance. Friends and grandparents are a concern too with 69% of parents’ worrying about their child’s safety when they are at a friend’s/relative’s house due to uncertainty about levels of safety measures being as adequate as their own.
I like to think we are pretty clued-up as I’d rather be over-cautious than let anything happen to my children. Fortunately my children are of an age where they are pretty savvy. We currently have a stair gate at the top of the stairs and only recently removed one from the bottom of the stairs.
Lindam kindly sent me some products which can help keep children safe both at home and whilst away on holiday or out and about. I love the White Hot Safety Sunblock which is perfect for blocking out the sun whilst protecting from UV rays whilst out in the car.
To help celebrate Child Safety Week I thought I would share one of the lovely products that Lindam sent me with you! I have a Lindam Funpack Harness (RRP £13.49) to giveaway to a reader of the gingerbread house. I used one of these with both my children when they were finding their feet and they’re brilliant!
The Lindam Funpack Harness is a multi-functional safe and practical 2-in-1 backpack and harness. The tether strap removes for backpack use only, which is handy for drinks and snacks. It adjusts to fit children from 6 months to 4 years.
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