Dad dot info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents | Opinion | Latest News | Warnings over summer toys

Warnings over summer toys

World Against Toys Causing Harm has released their annual summer list. 

Warnings over summer toys/Pixabay

 According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) more than 2 million children under the age of 15 have accidents at home each year that require treatment.

The most at risk groups are the under fours and boys, with a noticed increase in incidents during the school holidays.  

The summer break is fast approaching meaning nearly 6 weeks with kids at home playing.

Ahead of it World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H) have revealed their top ten summer safety concerns, so mums and dads can make sure their children stay safe.

They include being aware that toy guns as many can shoot the supplied ‘ammunition’ with enough force to cause an eye injury.

Flying toys like boomerangs and toy helicopters can also pose a risk to the eye, but may also cause cuts if they come into contact with the face.

Paddling pools also make the list as young children can drown in just 2-inches of water. Make sure you always keep an eye on your kids when they’re playing in water and consider emptying and paddling pools when you’re done.

Earlier this year a young girl died on a bouncy castle that wasn’t properly secured to the ground.

W.A.T.C.H are clear to highlight the risks that they pose, so if you are getting one for your garden for a summer party, as well as making sure you don’t let too many children on it make sure it can’t blow away too.

One thing you may not have thought about when you take your kids to the park is the risk that drawstrings on their clothing pose. Think about what kind of clothes your children are wearing, and tuck anything hanging in before they go on things like slides.

If you children are using scooters and bikes to get anywhere, make sure that they stay away from roads and wear helmets and suitable padding.

ROSPA estimate that childhood incidents cost the NHS around £245 million pounds a year. 

Related entries

Should Stella Creasy, MP take her baby into parliament?

Should Stella Creasy, MP take her baby into parliament?

Returning to work after children is tough for everyone, whether you are on shared parental leave or returning after a brief paternity break. It can often make life choices for you, whether you decide to return part-time, go freelance or start paying heavy childcare...

Warning: UK Parents toying with their children’s safety

Warning: UK Parents toying with their children’s safety

Parents have been warned that children in the UK are at risk of death or serious injury from the sale of unsafe toys through various online marketplaces. Health and safety experts from CE Safety say parents should ensure they are not buying cheap, unsafe or fake toys...

Warning: UK Parents toying with their children’s safety

Rule of Six

New Coronavirus rules mean when seeing friends or family you don’t live with you should meet up in groups of six or less. For now, that means it is illegal for my whole family to meet another family inside or outside. In some ways we are lucky, we are only a family of...

Latest entries

My parents divorced, and now I’m divorced too

My parents divorced, and now I’m divorced too

I am a child of divorced parents. AND a divorced parent of children. I guess there’s an easy jibe to be made about these things going in circles but it didn’t feel like there was cause and effect in play here.   My parents divorced when I was 6. I would see my Dad on...

Pin It on Pinterest