If you have just arrived in Switzerland and you do not speak the local language, here is a handy list of emergency phrases you can use if you call the ambulance (144).
Hang it on the door of your flat or keep it in your purse!
Hopefully you will never have to use it!
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning. Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at home at the time
Statistics show that in children most drownings occur in home swimming pools, while in adults, most drownings occur in natural waters.
You are moving to an apartment on the 7th floor. It has a nice balcony off the living room. The balcony is great for relaxing on and enjoying the view. But you have
an adventurous 13 month kid who loves to climb. The balcony itself looks pretty safe, it’s high enough with vertical bars but sometimes there are hazards that can make it a dangerous place for your children. You know what you can do for your kid’s safety: you do not leave any furniture or other items out and not let him unsupervised.
Everyone knows leaving children in hot cars is a big NO, even for a few minutes. But as temperatures continue to increase every summer, a common stroller mistake could also be putting babies at risk. Covering a stroller with a blanket to shield your baby from the sun can cause the temperature inside a stroller to expand to dangerous levels. There is also bad circulation of the air and it is hard to see the baby with a cover over the pram.
Before allowing your child independence, you should take steps to ensure his or her safety.
The website brightside. me will tell you how to teach your child correct behaviour around strangers. You should discuss all the dangerous situations together with your children.
Planning a ski holiday for the whole family is not always fun. Especially if the kids have a big age difference and therefore cannot ski at the same level. The elder one might have already had some lessons in the ski school; he is confident in balancing and turning. But what about the younger ones, the toddlers? Does it mean that the mom has to stay in the hütte again?
More and more girls ask for a mermaid costume.
With these shimmering tails the children can do acrobatic swimming movements, deep dive in water and swim like a mermaid.
A dream comes true?
But we have to know, that the monofin are not buoyancy aids and are suitable only for good swimmers.
80 per cent of our lifetime exposure in the eye happens before 18, so it’s essential for children to stay protected from UV. Parents put sun cream on their kids, but they have to educate them to pop sunglasses on as well.
Children’s eyes are more susceptible to UV radiation than adult eyes because the lens inside a child’s eye is less capable of filtering these high-energy rays. This is especially true for young children, so it’s wise for kids to start wearing protective sunglasses outdoors as early in life as possible.
Pedaling and keeping balance – cycling is not so easy!
Cycling begins long before a child gets his first bike. Parents should teach their children early enough to become accustomed to mobility. First practice rides on the bike should happen in places without traffic. Children under six years of age are allowed to cycle on main roads only under the supervision of an adult.
Children should wear long pants and closed shoes to protect their skin in case of falls. It might also make sense to wear bike gloves to protect the hands when falling.