Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) this week to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

Each year, CAPT produces an action pack with information about some of the most common causes of child accidents and how to prevent them. Some of the top tips include buying laundry and cleaning products with bittering agents such as Bitrex. They help prevent children swallowing products by making them taste really nasty.

Young children can mistake an air freshener bottle with reed diffusers for a drink with a straw, so keep these well out of reach of young children.

If children swallow a button battery they can burn their throat which can lead to serious internal bleeding and even death. Keep objects with accessible button batteries well out of young children’s reach. Store spare batteries somewhere safe and take care when replacing batteries.

You can download an action pack here.


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