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Baby & child

Beware these six teething toys with bits that break off

We tested 15 popular teething toys and found safety risks with six of the teething toys, including ones bought from John Lewis and Amazon.

Five places you should avoid siting your baby monitor to keep your baby safe

A baby monitor should help you to ensure your baby is safe. But if you don’t position it correctly, it could become a hazard.

Do you own one of these recalled baby products from Ikea or Argos?

An Argos Sleep bag, Ikea bib and In The Night Garden Igglepiggle toy are subject to a recall after being identified as potentially harmful to children. Find out how and where to return these unsafe products for a full refund.

More than 1,000 dangerous teddies destroyed by Trading Standards

More than 1,000 teddy bear toys from an unnamed Chinese importer have been detained and destroyed by Trading Standards in Suffolk. The bears, which were destined for a warehouse in...

Mamas & Papas fined for selling thousands of dangerous car seats

Watch out for secondhand Mamas & Papas Mercury-branded child car seats. These dangerous child car seats can crack and allow too much head movement, potentially putting your child in danger. Following a three-year investigation, Milton Keynes County Council's trading standards has issued a £20,000 fine to Mamas & Papas, as well as a 12 week jail sentence for Christine Mitchell, Director of car seat distributors Jeenay (UK) Ltd for supplying unsafe car seats.

What to pack for university

What to pack for university

Every parent wants their child to have the best possible start at university – and part of that is making sure they’ve packed everything they’ll need to settle in smoothly....

Five surprising things we love about the new iCandy Peach 2019

Find out our first impressions of the iCandy Peach 2019 in our exclusive preview ahead of the re-launch of this iconic single-to-double convertible travel system pushchair.

Safety alert: Argos Cuggl Mushroom high chair recalled

The Cuggl Mushroom High Chair is being recalled because it poses a child safety risk, Argos has announced. Find out how to check, and what to do, if you own the potentially unsafe Cuggl high chair.

Parents play the blame game when it comes to head lice and nits

We surveyed 2,155 parents with a child under 12 years who had used a lice treatment and asked them whether their child had caught head lice twice within the space of three weeks. More than a third (35%) said they had and seven in 10 of those parents believe it could be because their child is being reinfected by their classmates.

Seven questions to ask yourself when buying a baby carrier or sling for a newborn

A baby sling or soft structured carrier can be a useful bit of kit for parents of newborns. So whether you’re currently expecting, or your little one has already arrived, read on for tips on picking out a sling or carrier for a newborn.

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