Child Safety: Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time for planning for your new arrival, choosing names, room décor and buying nursery products for your new-born. However, we know that sometimes it can be a bit confusing with so many got-to-have products on the market. We encourage parents-to-be to think about baby safety and choose wisely as not everything that is sold is safe for the intended purpose and sometimes it’s easy to follow what other parents have recommended BUT this could unintentionally put baby at risk. We share unbiased evidence based information to help parents make informed choices.

  • Does the product meet current safety standards?
  • Is the product recommended by health practitioner, if not, WHY?
  • How safe are second-hand products?
  • What to look for when choosing nursery products & toys
  • The 3 Key message from Tubes of Life and how following these can protect baby and promote healthy brain development
  • Safer sleep and what this looks like

Safe at Home Luton is a child accident prevention programme aimed at families from pregnancy through to the child’s 5th birthday. They offer FREE advice and support to all families, and parents on low income and receiving benefits may qualify for free home safety equipment. Please visit Safe at Home’s website for more information and to apply online.

Keeping Baby Safe Workshop (currently run on Zoom)

Safe at Home offer free advice and support to expecting and new parents in Luton in a small group session- currently run on zoom. Those who attend and provide feedback receive a FREE child safety gift bag.

100% of previous attendees recommend this session

Our safety advisor offers top tips on how to make informed and safer choices when buying nursery equipment for your baby and you can learn important techniques on protecting your new-born in the early months of life.

Upcoming dates:

  • 18 August- 1pm to 3pm
  • 20 September- 4pm to 6pm
  • 14 October- 1pm to 3pm

‘Really helpful session, I’ve gained a lot of useful information and wish these classes were just advertised better! I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was!’ (KBS Attendee, June 2021)

For more information or assistance, email safeathome@luton.gov.uk or call Elaine Ainsworth (Safe at Home Coordinator) on 07553348485

TO BOOK or find out more please email safeathome@luton.gov.uk and include which session you’d like to attend and your:

  • Full name
  • Luton Home address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Expected Due Date (or newborn’s Date of Birth)

Once your place is confirmed you will be sent a link to join the relevant online virtual group session.

Please note- Flying Start is committed to protecting your privacy. We will use your information to help us to support you and your family through our services. Your information will be processed in a manner that is compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018. For information about how we store your data and to view our Privacy Notice please click here

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Parenting and Family Relationships

There are a variety of courses and one-off sessions for parents in Luton to promote positive, nurturing and responsive parenting

Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an important time to think about your lifestyle and what you can do to help have a healthy pregnancy

SEND families

If you think that your child may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) you should speak to someone about your concerns- find out more on Luton’s Local Offer

Five to Thrive

Just as our child’s body grows better when you give them good food, your child’s brain grows better when you do five simple things that feed the growing brain:

Respond ● Cuddle ● Relax ● Play ● Talk

Talking Takes Off

Talking Takes Off is a programme to support improvements in speech and communication in children from 0-5 years old in Luton.