Kids love birthday parties. If you have young children you will probably be all too aware of the seemingly endless round of parties they will go to each year. You will also have to host their birthday parties when the time comes, which can involve a lot of hard work.
However, they’re well worth it and can be very enjoyable. They should also be safe, though, and that means paying close attention to what you can do to ensure children’s birthday party safety measures are in place.
At home or at a venue?
There are plenty of places you could use to organise a birthday party. However, if you choose to hold one at home, you should take care to remove anything that could get broken. Furniture can be knocked into and valuables could be knocked over, causing damage and possibly injuries. Since you wouldn’t want that to happen, you have to plan ahead. This is also the reason why most parents opt to hire another space to use for the birthday party, such as a local hall.
Think about the food you will provide, too. This can be challenging as some children may have allergies or certain foods they don’t like. Make sure you ask in advance so you are aware of any such situations. Furthermore, make sure you don’t let any children run around with food or drinks in their hands or mouths. This alone can raise the possibility of accidents.
Understanding the importance of children’s birthday party safety
No one wants a child to be injured during a birthday party. That’s why prior planning is so important. It is wise to make sure there are several adults on hand to watch the kids, so things don’t get out of control. Additionally, if there are any items of play equipment kids can use, make sure they are supervised at all times. In the case of a bouncy castle or something similar, it should not be overcrowded, nor should older children go on it at the same time as younger ones.
Has your child ever been injured at a birthday party? While safety is usually the watchword, there are isolated occasions where things may go wrong. If this has happened to your child, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if there is a possibility of claiming compensation for your child.
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead