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Mums & Toddlers

Mums & Toddlers

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Mums & Toddlers

Welcome to The ExpatWoman Mums & Toddlers Section

ExpatWoman Child Safety Guides

There are lots of incidents in the press these days about tragic accidents happening and our hearts go out to the families involved. Here we pull together important information, tips and guidelines of things you can do to protect your child and family... make sure all the family reads and that any helpers you have in your household are also informed and educated. Prevention and awareness are the key factors to a safe household.


  • Toddlers balcony and window safety

    Balcony & Window Safety

    Learn how to teach your kids to be safe around windows and balconies as well as steps you can take to safeguard these exit points.

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  • Car Safety

    Car Safety

    Here we look at which car seat is right for child, the importance of buckling up and tips for Mom's who are driving.

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  • Electrical Safety

    Electrical Safety

    There are many electrical hazards in the home and little fingers like go to prying. Here we look at steps you can take to keep safe.

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  • Home Alone Safety

    Home Alone Safety

    From what age should you be able to leave your kids home alone? That is a tough question that depends upon maturity not age.

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  • Choking Prevention

    Choking Prevention

    Choking is a silent killer and a major fear of a lot of mums. Here are some great guidelines to follow to minimise the risk.

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  • Poisoning & Medicines Safety

    Poisoning & Medicines Safety

    Our houses are filled with so many lethal concoctions- chemicals, pills, medicines. Here's how to store them all safely.

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  • Playground Safety

    Playground Safety

    All kids love a playground but how safe are they? Supervision is the key and a thorough check of the playground before play starts.

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  • Burns & Scald Prevention

    Burns & Scald Prevention

    Kitchens and bathrooms are the key locations for the causes of scalds and burns. Here we look at a few simple tips to prevent them.

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  • Suffocation Prevention

    Suffocation Prevention

    Suffocation is a real danger and many every day items are potentially lethal to your child. Some simple steps will keep you safe.

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  • Water Safety

    Water Safety

    Kids love water but drowning is always a risk. We take a serious look at how to teach your kids to be water smart and safe.

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  • Fire Safety

    Fire Safety

    Have you taught your kids not to play with matches? Have you an evacuation plan in your home? Have you a smoke detector?

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  • Internet Safety

    Internet Safety

    Kids love the internet and are starting to use it from an earlier age as they get more and more tech savvy. Here's our safety tips.

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Mums & Toddlers Features & News

  • Common Questions Asked by Parents about Their Child’s Development

    Common Questions Asked by Parents about Their Child’s Development

    In a world where everyone is so plugged in to their tablets, phones and TVs, it comes as no surprise that children these days are following this behavior instead of going outdoors. While yes, we live in the Middle East where the temperature can get a little uncomfortable, that doesn’t mean kids should be restricted to on-screen entertainment only.

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  • 10 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Development

    10 Easy Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Development

    Parenting can be fun, right? No matter how much you prepare for it, there’s no instructions set in stone or “how-to” guides that you can simply follow. Anything can happen. After all, isn’t that part of the fun? Every family is different, and every child is different. Behavioural patterns, learning skills and personalities of course vary from child to child.

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  • 10 Life-Long Skills Your Child Needs to Learn

    10 Life-Long Skills Your Child Needs to Learn

    As parents we have to resist wrapping our children up in cotton wool to protect them from danger; in fact, the best-protected children are those who are protected by their skills. To help them start developing these skills as early as possible, here’s 10 activities you can encourage them to participate in.

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  • Top Tips by OMO on Parent-Child Interaction

    Top Tips by OMO on Parent-Child Interaction

    Engaging with your child in this day and age where technology trumps everything can pose as quite a challenge. Follow these top tips by OMO on how you can get down and dirty with your children to maximise bonding!

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  • Dealing with the Terrible Two's

    Dealing with the Terrible Two's

    Have you ever wondered why your angel of a baby seems to turn into a monster worthy of a horror flick seemingly overnight. Joyce, our baby expert, shares her knowledge on the phenomenon known as "The Terrible Twos" and shares valuable advice on why this change occurs in young children and how to deal with it. She discusses the importance of talking to and disciplining your child effectively and appropriately.

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  • Emergency Contact Numbers

    Emergency Contact Numbers

    Have you got friends or family visiting? Although we jump at the opportunity to be with our loved ones- just remember they are also not at home and won’t be familiar with the systems in the UAE and emergency numbers. Check out our handy guide to emergency numbers to make sure everyone is informed of what they need to do in case of anything happening. Print out the page and stick it onto your fridge- just so that everyone in your home knows where they are in the case of any emergency.

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  • Need Advice From Other Mums?

    Need Advice From Other Mums?

    We have an ExpatWoman.com forum dedicated especially to Pregnancy, Babies and Toddlers. It's there to help you with all those pressing questions like when to wean, your child's developmental stages, which play areas are the best, fussy eaters and solutions, where to buy clothes for your toddler and so much more. It's like having your family and friends online all the time and ready to help you with local shared knowledge. Visit our Forum today and join in the conversation. It's a brilliant resource and a comfort for so many mums!

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  • Is it Nursery Time?

    Is it Nursery Time?

    Has that time arrived that it's your toddlers turn to start attending nursery? Choosing the best nursery for your tot can often be stressful and worrying- more for you than the tot! Seperation anxiety can rear its head and lots of emotions are flowing. We can help you though- we've got a special section dedicated to Nurseries so you can research and look into all your options, as well as our Nurseries & Schools Forum which holds so much information and you can interract with other mums trying to make the same decision. We wish you luck.

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  • Working Mums

    Working Mums

    Is it possible to be a mum and work in Dubai?A Fashion Retail Manager in her previous life, Alison Wills, Dubai-based mum of two under 5’s, ponders a return to work… Like many of the women I have met in Dubai, my reason for being here is because I am following my husband, pursuing his career with an interesting opportunity both for him, and lifestyle-wise, for us all. We arrived in Dubai in September and, now that the dust has started to settle (well, some days at any rate!) I am starting to examine the professional ramifications of such a huge move.

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