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Do you have a child age 5 or under? Complete a survey about child safety at home for a chance to win a Home Safety Pack (worth up to £378)

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-May-14 12:18:46

We're looking for UK Mumsnetters with at least one child age 5 or under to complete a survey about child safety at home.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a Lindam Full Home Safety Pack (worth up to £378)!

If you would like to complete the survey, please click here.

Thanks and good luck thanks


ChaffinchOfDoom Fri 30-May-14 18:50:33

done. Need a load of safety stuff very soon so fingers crossed smile

McPhee Fri 30-May-14 20:49:09

Done. Am desperate for a safety gate for dds door!

TheBoysMamma Sat 31-May-14 09:03:35

Done. Only have a safety gate so far need to get the rest of the house sorted

springdrinks Sat 31-May-14 11:39:28

Done but socket covers are much more dangerous than leaving sockets uncovered so would have liked that to be dealt with separately to stair gates

sleeplessbunny Sun 01-Jun-14 08:28:46

agree re the socket covers. There is a lot of misinformation about those, would like to see that covered.

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 01-Jun-14 09:51:03

Done . Also badly in need of a safety gate

olaflikeswarmhugs Sun 01-Jun-14 09:51:33

Why are socket covers more dangerous ?

Life2012 Sun 01-Jun-14 13:31:54

Done !!

FatalCabbage Sun 01-Jun-14 14:19:23

British sockets aren't live until the earth pin is inserted. Putting a socket cover into the socket actually gives the child access to 240V.

Doing survey now.

ShakyTheStork Sun 01-Jun-14 21:25:57

Done. For those in need of a safety gate, we have one, never used, free to good home. We are in North Wales.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Sun 01-Jun-14 21:49:48

Done, safety gate put on the kitchen door the other day, It now looks like a mini criminal is watching me cook from jail. grin

fledtoscotland Tue 03-Jun-14 20:52:30


LottieAndTheDinosaur Wed 04-Jun-14 10:55:29

Done - I had no idea about the plug socket covers shock

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 05-Jun-14 20:18:04

Re socket covers:

acrabadabra Fri 06-Jun-14 20:32:18

Done :-)

LackaDAISYcal Sat 07-Jun-14 00:21:02

Of all of them, stairgates are the most useful.

I did buy a safety pack and used door and drawer stoppers when DS1 was little, but we moved house and when DD and DS2 were little, we had a gate to stop them getting into the kitchen so didn't need them.

Again, with socket covers, used them with DC1, then I found MN who educated me about them and never used them again.

The safety pack had some corners for tables in it. they looked like shit and DS kept pulling them off so they didn't last long. And there was a foam thing that was meant to stop doors from slamming on fingers. I lived in a flat and used to use it when DS was in bed and I needed to pop downstairs to the bin so I wouldn't lock myself out! Never needed them otherwise.

Much of safety pack stuff was never used.

BucketofDinosaurs Sat 07-Jun-14 08:51:37

Done. Survey seemed v focused on safety gates for some reason.

ChineseFireball Sat 07-Jun-14 09:35:59

Done. Personally, and as a safety professional, I think all safety measures should be used in conjunction with supervision. While I take the point of the fatally flawed article, the plastic is non conductive and if the socket cover and the socket are in good condition the cover serves a purpose. It prevents other things being stuck in the holes of the socket that could be conductive and lead to a shock or worst case, electrocution. Domestic electricity supply in the UK also usually includes an RCD as a safety measure. If the socket covers were dangerous they would have been withdrawn from sale. They are not intended to be used as a sole method of protection from electric shock.

That having been said it's not up to me to tell other parents or guardians how to protect their children. It's personal choice and everyone does their best for their family.

Fav Sat 07-Jun-14 18:24:01

Done, and added something about socket covers without seeing the other replies.
Would be good if baby safety product manufacturers would think of this when marketing their products.

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