The law states that children must use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall, which ever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt.
Although this is the ‘law’, many safety experts suggest you use a car seat for all children under 150cm/4ft 11 due to the additional protection it offers. This is actually the legal requirement in other European countries such as Germany & France.
The .gov website states:
Who doesn't love a baby in a cute Christmas outfit, especially at baby's first Christmas!
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without cute babies in elf onesies or cheesy Christmas jumpers!
After all, they only celebrate their first Christmas once, and you want to make sure that the photos from the big day are adorable enough to display for many years come.
Bonfire night is here, the fireworks & candy floss, fairground rides & sparklers, what’ not to love. Family fun for everyone.
Fireworks and sparklers come with certain risks. We want you to have the best time but please be safe.
Here are 5 ways to keep your child safe on Bonfire Night:
Excitement and excessive amounts of sweets can lead to a chaotic time on Halloween, so follow our top tips to keep all your little monsters safe on the night.
1. Plan a route in advance
Trick or treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore feet and tired legs. Avoid long treks by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
2. Avoid masks
Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. Why not use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead and paint a mask on.
What’s not to love about autumn & winter? It’s the season of cosy coats & big woolly scarfs, conker collecting and crunchy leaves & fingers crossed snow, plus all the fun of Halloween and Bonfire Night too!
What to do with your kids? Here’s a few ideas to help you out:
Many parents think that as their car seat is safe and fitted correctly, that their child will be safe in the unlikely event of an accident. Well, that isn’t always the case.
Life with tiny humans brings lots of adventures and many that take us out in the car. During the winter months many dress their children in thick clothes, coats or jackets and place them straight into the car seat.
Winter has come to an end and we're all starting to plan for the Summer ahead. For those festival goers amongst us, there are now more family-friendly festivals than ever to choose from, offering a wide range of activities to keep the kids and even the adults entertained. Just make sure you pray for sunshine!
Here's our selection of some of the best family-friendly festivals in the UK 2019: