It smells good, BUT is it safe?

Safety Checklist - Really important, maybe even lifesaving, information

  • Get on your hands and knees and become your child - if you can get your hands on something so can they!
  • There are many cleaning products that look and smell very good. Products like this have been responsible for children seriously hurting themselves so be aware and point these products out specifically to your child(ren) and warn them that they are dangerous and they shouldn’t be touching them unless you are there with them.
  • All your cleaning products should be kept in a locked cupboard or stored high up away from children’s reach.
  • Make sure you point out to the child you are reading the story to, that they should only put things in their mouth that are given to them by an adult they can trust.
  • Make sure that everyone in your home works together to think safely, make sure they all know about the messages in this story. Make sure older children are aware of choking, to protect themselves and to look out for younger children they may play with or help you to keep an eye on.

And please make sure your child(ren) knows and understands this one very important thing…

  • Remember to tell your child(ren) that if they are ever worried or have done something that might be dangerous then they should tell you straight away - it could save their life.
  • You might get cross with them later on but you would help them straight away if something bad had happened.
  • 'I love you and want to keep you safe' is the message you want them to remember!