While adults can use many products safely, there are infant and nursery items, toys, furnishings and home wares that present risks to babies and young children.
Babies have limited movement, strength and ability to tell you when things go wrong. This means they can get stuck in dangerous situations and have no way of helping themselves.
As children are developing physically and mentally, they experiment with their environment and may play with products in unusual and inappropriate ways.
Left to their own devices, young children will place anything and everything in their mouths. They will also reach up for things that can harm them and climb up on furniture that they can fall off or that can topple on them.
As a parent or carer, you have a crucial role in protecting babies, infants and children from risks associated with products.
This page provides links to information that can help you keep your children or the children you care for safe.
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