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Which? warns parents not to use a security camera as a baby monitor

Which? warns parents not to use a security camera as a baby monitor

Lacking useful features such as temperature sensors and sound sensitive lights, these cameras are better suited to detecting burglars than monitoring your baby.

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John Lewis recalls Dual Purpose Pocket Spring Cotbed Mattress due to issues first uncovered in Which? tests

John Lewis recalls Dual Purpose Pocket Spring Cotbed Mattress due to issues first uncovered in Which? tests

A voluntary recall has been issued for the John Lewis Dual Purpose Pocket Spring Cotbed mattress after the retailer and manufacturer carried out testing on it and discovered problems with the firmness of it.

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Which? warns parents after a third of stair gates fail safety tests

Which? warns parents after a third of stair gates fail safety tests

Parents are being warned after samples of four safety gates tested by Which? have failed tests that form part of the EU standard for stair gates (EN 1930:2011).

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How to get a baby monitor that’s easy to use

How to get a baby monitor that’s easy to use

More than half of parents want a baby monitor that's simple to use, yet many models fall short. We help you find the best baby monitor for your home.

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Latest reviews: Summer Infant, VTech and Angelcare baby monitors tested

Latest reviews: Summer Infant, VTech and Angelcare baby monitors tested

We've just reviewed nine baby monitors, including popular monitors from Angelcare, Owlet and Summer Infant. Find out whether additional baby monitor safety features, including temperature sensors and movement sensor pads, are accurate and worth investing in.

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Five things you need to know if you’re buying a kids climbing frame

Five things you need to know if you’re buying a kids climbing frame

During lockdown a climbing frame will keep your little ones active and entertained. Find out what outdoor and indoor climbing frames are available, as well as key safety advice about setting up a kids climbing frame in your home or garden.

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Watch out for these potentially unsafe baby products in 2020

Watch out for these potentially unsafe baby products in 2020

We tested a range of baby and child products over the last year, some of which did so poorly in our tests that we made them a 0% Don’t Buy.

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Philips Avent digital video baby monitors recalled over fire risk

Philips Avent digital video baby monitors recalled over fire risk

Philips has issued a voluntary recall of its Avent digital video baby monitors (SCD620) produced between January 2016 and March 2018. The battery in the parent unit can overheat while plugged into the electrical connection, which poses a potential fire hazard. Find out what to do if yours is affected.

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Five reasons to consider upgrading to a smart baby monitor

Five reasons to consider upgrading to a smart baby monitor

Does the idea of a voice-controlled baby monitor appeal to you? How about one that tracks your baby's sleep? If the answer is yes, it might be time to ditch your traditional baby monitor in favour of a smart monitor. We round up the useful features offered by wi-fi enabled baby monitors, plus tell you how to protect your monitor from hacking.

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Dangerous toys and killer car seats listed for sale at online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay

Dangerous toys and killer car seats listed for sale at online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay

Online marketplaces are risking your family's safety. We reveal how Amazon and Ebay are failing to protect their customers from unsafe and killer toys and car seats.

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