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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

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.

Five essentials parents look for when buying a baby monitor

Some baby monitor features are simply nice to have, while others can make a big difference to how well your baby monitor works for you. We asked 1,360 parents* what...

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.

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.

Safety alert: Mothercare Grey Star Sleeping Bag recalled

Mothercare has announced it is recalling the 2.5 tog Grey Star Baby Sleep Bag, because a mislabelling error has led to some products being incorrectly labelled as 1 tog.

Parents still using second-hand car seats despite safety issues

A survey of 3,241 parents with a child under 12 has found 9% of them bought a second-hand car seat for their child. However, by choosing to buy a second-hand car seat, particularly from someone you don’t know, you could be potentially putting your baby or child at risk in the event of a car crash.

Safety alert: Stokke Steps Bouncer and Newborn Set recalled

Stokke has announced it is recalling the Steps Bouncer and the Steps Newborn Set due to a flaw in the way they attach to the Stokke Steps high chair. It poses a potential fall hazard to children.

Five safety tips to keep your baby safe if you’re travelling this Christmas

Whether you’re heading abroad to find snow, or going down the road to visit family, keep this festive season fun with your family by checking out our top safety tips....

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Parents warned to avoid these stair gates because of safety issues

The Dreambaby Retractable Gate, Safetots Self-closing gate and Lindam Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Safety Gate all failed to meet the criteria for an important stair gate safety test, which could mean they're potentially dangerous for your child.

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