30 September 2013

GIVEAWAY - Getting Your Child Prepared for Bonfire Night

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Although Bonfire Night is a family orientated event, the safety and comfort of children is always a concern. This is why the Personal Safety Division of 3M has compiled a list of top tips to help you keep your children happy and healthy this year.

Protect their ears – fireworks are considerably louder than the normal sounds that children will hear. In fact, they are more than twice as loud in terms of decibel level as road traffic and can be louder than a gunshot! Ear defenders are a practical way to reduce the potentially harmful noise of fireworks at the same time as keeping little ears warm.

Wear gloves –  children can easily become irritated by clothing that doesn't fit or is uncomfortable so it is best to provide gloves with fingers rather than mittens so they can have full use of their hands, especially when playing with sparklers. This will reduce the risk of them removing gloves altogether.

Reflective clothing – bonfires and firework displays are usually held when it is dark and so if attending a large event where crowds flock, it is best to ensure your children has some form of reflective clothing on so that you can keep an eye on them and can always see them. Reflective tape is a cost effective way of adapting their usual winter clothes.

Footwear – the best choice of footwear for a fun-packed bonfire night is either wellies or boots. This will ensure that their feet stay nice and cosy warm as well as protecting them from any embers or firework debris that may be on the floor.

Sand and water – if you are hosting your own bonfire night make sure that you provide buckets of sand or water for when sparklers go out. It may look like they are no longer harmful but the metal is still scorching hot, and it will prevent children picking them back up off the floor.

And don’t forget that if you are buying your own fireworks make sure they are marked ‘BS7114’ which is the British Standard marking for fireworks.

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In addition to raising safety awareness for children on Bonfire Night, 3M offers Peltor Kid Passive Ear Defenders, which are a cost-effective way for parents to help ensure their children are protected against and not frightened by noise from fireworks. They are available in attractive and vibrant colours of high visibility neon pink or green for just £12.44 plus VAT (RRP). For details and to purchase a pair, visit 3Mdirect

But how would you like to win a pair of these cute ear defenders for your little one? Then you are in luck as we have been given one pair to give away to one lucky reader. You can pick between neon pink or neon green ear defenders and all you have to do to enter for a chance to win is fill in the Rafflecopter form below.

Please remember to check the T&C's at the bottom of the Rafflecopter application and our full terms here. This giveaway is open to the UK only and any entries left that do not follow the mandatory entries will be disqualified. After the one compulsory entry of answering the given question the Rafflecopter will then open a round of optional extras, you do not have to enter any of these but these will give you extra entries into the competition.

And please, if you are commenting on the blog as 'anonymous' can you please write your name in the comment otherwise I cannot count your entry.

Ends midnight on the 28th October 2013

120 comments:

  1. My parents always set off fireworks in their garden for the grandkids so we go there first. Then there is always an annual bonfire and firework display on the beach by our home so we got there afterwards.

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  2. Shell_shoez27@yahoo.com30 September 2013 at 13:31

    We shall be having a firework party at home this year as our son is going to be in hospital on the 28th and will need bed rest :) These would be perfect for our daughter tho.

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  3. We're going to head over to the racecourse for their bonfire night celebrations :)

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  4. hoping there will be a local display we can go to :)

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  5. We got to the Glasgow Green for the big Fireworks display

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  6. We are going to see fireworks

    @ashlallan

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  7. We will be going to the local firework display :)

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  8. We have fireworks at my mum and dad's,they have a bigger and more rural garden than us.

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  9. we will go and see fireworks but not yet sure where!

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  10. We will be going to our village firework display

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  11. I'll be staying in. I can see the fireworks going off round about

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  12. Probably the local cricket club.

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  13. We used to stay in as one of my dogs is terrified of fireworks, but unfortunately we lost him earlier this year so I think we will go see the sky light up with pretty colours on the beach

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  14. We will probably go to the local school display

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  15. probably go to the local round table charity night

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  16. Sarah Prightingale1 October 2013 at 09:44

    Probably stay in as our dog gets a bit upset, but she did well with rescue remedy last year so we'll see!

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  17. Our dog gets very upset so we will be staying in with him. We go to a display a few weeks after though which ties in with a Christmas lights switch on

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  18. The local castle lets fireworks off from its roof so I will take the grandchildren to see them

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  19. staying home and watching fireworks as kids scared of the loud noises

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  20. I'm not sure yet (have daughter's 18th and Halloween to get through first) - might see whether there's a local charity display and support that x

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  21. my 5 year old twins are a little scared so we have to watch from far away from the rufby club x

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  22. we are having a party in our garden

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  23. we will be away, but always enjoy organised events for safety.

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  24. We will probably have fireworks at home x

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  25. It's my birthday so will be having a firework party on the beach

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  26. We usually have the family round and have a barbecue and a few fireworks at home

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  27. we shall be trying to pacify our dogs who are terrified of all the fireworks unfortunately it starts at Halloween and carries on here right up to New Years Eve.

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  28. I'll be at a (free) display. It's my favourite time of the year!

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  29. Ill be taking the misses out for a romantic evening!

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  30. going to the massive display and bonfire just down the road from me :) following the procession of the Guy round the village and then the lighting of the fire show!

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  31. Joanna Coleshill2 October 2013 at 20:29

    Going to a display at the local park, can't wait!

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  32. We are going to try and catch a display, last year we just watched through the window!

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  33. Fireworks at home (frances hopkins)

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  34. we will just watch them from inside girls love them but my son hates noises

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  35. We'll find a local display, dress up in thousands of layers, all get in the car (missing X Factor) and get there too late to see the fireworks (as per usual)

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  36. A nice meal, fireworks and then cuddle up in front of a movie :)

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  37. A cuddle on the sofa then out to the grandparents to watch our own little display

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  38. Am going to have the fireworks at home on Nov 5th so that someone can look after our little Westie inside and will take the children to a display on another night x

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  39. We do a display round my parents

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  40. staying in with my dog and cat so they dont get scared
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  41. We are going to Odsal (Bradford Bulls) stadium as they have a stunt show with bikes and monster trunks, the show is followed by a firework display.

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  42. Will have a family day out later as we stay in with the dogs

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  43. Keeping warm around the local bonfire watching the fireworks with a toffee apple and beer!

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  44. Attending a local organised fireworks display hopefully.

    Rachel Craig

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  45. We always do ours at home in the garden with the family here

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  46. Hoping to watch some local fireworks.

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  47. Watching the fireworks at Lancaster Castle

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  48. My kids school is having a fireworks display, so we will go there

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  49. Pam Francis Gregory11 October 2013 at 21:04

    Party at a friends

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  50. The actual 5th Nov is a school night so we are going to Brands Hatch on the 3rd for theTruck Racing and they end the day with a fantastic fireworks display the kids are going to love it :)

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  51. going to my friends bonfire and firework display we all take fireworks and sparklers,and even cakes and sweets

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  52. A local firework display - my son's first one!

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  53. A local school fireworks display

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  54. Christian Beckman13 October 2013 at 20:45

    Going to a charity firework display

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  55. we will be having our own firework display at home

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  56. Go to the Firework display at Chester Racecourse

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  57. We missed our towns display last year due to poorly little ones so we will be attending this year x

    Harley Richardson

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  58. have a few friends round an have some fireworks for the kids

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  59. We go to the local bonfire night get together called 'After Dark' lots of food, rides, music and fireworks!

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  60. Visiting a bonfire parade and fireworks

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  61. Annie Costa @LaaMoii20 October 2013 at 18:05

    Watching my local council's parade&bonfire-brilliant fireworks!

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  62. Staying in and watching the fireworks over the city from our flat.

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  63. off to the local park near our house, don't even have to drive it is so close

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  64. really not sure yet, I know I'll end up playing with sparklers though :-)

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  65. taking our little boy to the display at the british legion

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  66. Going to the local firework display

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  67. a display at my sons rugby club!
    Helen booth

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  68. I don't have any plans for Bonfire Night as my little boy is Autistic and doesn't like the noise :(

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  69. Staying in and dog sitting, they get terrified.

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  70. we will be going to our local beach where there will be a firework display

    emma falvi

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  71. Either Stockton Fire works display or Redcar either one we will be there

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  72. Going to my mums house with my little boy to have burgers and hotdogs whilst we watch the local firework display :)

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  73. We will go and see the fireworks. :)))

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  74. Going to the local firework display!

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  75. going to a local fireworks display with our nephews

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  76. local display if all goes well but sitting in the car with the baby if it doesn't!!

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  77. we're going to the pleasure island fireworks display where we can go on rides too

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  78. Going to local organised display, so much cheaper than buying own :)

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  79. Hotdogs followed by fireworks and sparklers at home

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  80. I'll be hibernating! I live in a second floor flat so I can wrap up warm in my duvet and watch the fireworks from my bedroom window!

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  81. A party with the amily

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  82. local firework display, weather permitting :)

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  83. small fireworks display for our boys in the back yard

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  84. We went to a brilliant display last night and enjoyed a hog roast whilst there as we are working on the 5th itself. We may buy a few of our own if the winds die down a bit at mo!

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  85. Kirstyslow@hotmail.co.uk
    Having a kiddies party

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  86. Staying in keeping the cats calm!

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  87. Chilli jacket potatoes and marshmallows

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  88. we take the boys out let a few fireworks off while the jacket tatties r crisping up in the oven then come home eat them with beans and cheese and hot dogs yum (michaela atkins)fbook

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  89. we are going to our church bonfire night
    from samantha price

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  90. Elizabeth Williams27 October 2013 at 22:07

    A local firework display

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  91. watch the fireworks and eat home made Indian Tandoori Chicken

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  92. We'll have a few fireworks in the garden

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  93. We are going to a local firework event

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  94. My little girl absolutely hates the noise from fireworks, but luckily we live high up on a hill, and we can see the beautiful fireworks display from our lounge window, so we will be watching from our lounge, with toffee apples, sweeties and popcorn!

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  95. We are having a small display in our garden, nothing loud or screeching....my ds hate the noises....

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  96. Firework display.

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  97. Going to watch a display at the local football ground

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  98. Local park to watch the display

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  99. To the nearby park for the local firework display and cosy up to the bonfire <3

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  100. To go to my dad's allotment as they are having a little bonfire party.

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