Four children an hour have accidents at home

FOUR youngsters an hour are admitted to hospital following accidents at home.

While many parents are aware of common risks like falls down stairs and scalds from hot drinks, they are much less savvy about the risks from washing pellets, hair straighteners, falls from windows and smoke from fires, according to the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

A survey found four out of five parents believe their home is the safest place for their child.