HSE article for Child safety
Children can be prone to accidents in the home. Most aren't serious, but it is worth keeping a first aid kit to will help deal with minor accidents and injuries. Learn about what you should have in your kit keep your child safe.
Find out how to treat burns and scald injuries for your baby and child, what risks you should be aware of, and how you can take steps to reduce the risk
Find out how to treat a baby or child’s cuts, how to step bleeding and when you should get medical advice from a GP or emergency department for your baby or child
Never dress your baby or child in clothes that have cords or drawstrings. These can strangle, suffocate or injure your child. Learn more about clothes safety.
Always hold your child's hand when waiting for a train or a bus. Teach your child the rail cross code and about the dangers to look out for on public transport
CPR is also known as mouth-to-mouth. It can be crucial before emergency services arrive. Read step-by-step instructions on how to give CPR to your baby or child.
What to do if your child gets out of their car seat, how often to take breaks on long journeys, why you should never leave a child alone in a vehicle, and dangers to be aware of when driving and in driveways.
Looking for risks around the home and making changes to protect your children
The safe use of baby activity equipment and why you should not use baby walkers
Find out how to choose a car seat for your baby or child, the importance of fitting child car seats correctly and why you need to be careful about second-hand child car seats
Find out how to keep your baby or child on the farm, what risks to their safety you should be aware of and how to prevent incidents involving falls, drowning and farm machinery
What causes falls in toddlers and young children and how to keep them safe from injury.
What you can do to prevent your baby from falling as they grow and develop new skills.
Find out how your child can fall from a height - a common cause of injuries and hospital stays.
How breastfeeding and using soothers may help to reduce your baby's risk of cot death.
Find out where to get support if you have been bereaved or need more information on cot death.
Find out why you should keep your baby away from smoking and where you can get help to quit.
A baby can overheat because of too much bedding, clothes or the room being too hot. The room temperature should range from 16°C to 20°C (Celsius), 62°F to 68°F (Fahrenheit).
Find out why your baby should sleep in the same room as you for the first 6 months and dangers to avoid.
How to place and position your baby when they're going to sleep to help prevent cot death.
Cot death is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby who seems healthy during sleep. Find out what you can do to reduce the risk to your baby.
Find out how to keep your child safe when they are playing in your garden, outside your home or at playgrounds, and what outdoor risks you should be aware of
Find out how to keep your baby or child safe around water, what you should do on holiday, and why the biggest drowning risks to your child are in your own home
Find out how to protect your baby or child from sunburn, the importance of keeping them out of the sun, and the damage UV rays can do to a baby or child.
Find out how you can be prepared in the event that there is a fire in your home and how you can protect your baby or child.
Find out what to do if your child is choking, the risks around your home to you child, and how to reduce the risk of choking, strangulation, suffocation and asphyxia.
Find out what to do if your baby or child swallows poison, what household objects can poison your child, and what you can do to prevent it happening at home.
Staying safe on bikes, scooters and when out walking
Pets can play a role in helping your child develop. But your child's safety should be a priority. Learn about health risks from pets, including cats and dogs.