Parenting

Providing a Safe and Secure Home For Your Child

Our house is one of the safest places for comfort. However, accidents still occur at home and are the leading cause of death among American children. You can secure your home for your child and for the children who visit them by taking the necessary precautions to avoid accidents.

The use of household chemicals, sharp objects such as scissors or knives inside the drawers, and careless use of kitchen equipment is one of the factors that lead to domestic accidents. Therefore, parents should be careful to install safety latches on cabinets and drawers, to keep children out of reach of household chemicals and to prevent them from grabbing sharp objects, such as scissors or knives, from the drawers.

Children are curious and want to know almost everything around them. The children would see flames and continue to ask their Dad, “Daddy, can it hurt me?” Therefore, parents should keep anything that could cause accidents and injuries to children secured.

Brief precautions

  • In cabinets and drawers in their bathrooms, parents can install safety latches.
  • Keep children away from cleaning products and dangerous medications.
  • Always unplug these devices immediately after use and keep them out of the reach of children.  Electrical appliances may also cause accidents that seriously damage homes.
  • Explain to your child that electricity is a significant hazard and that they do not tolerate contact with water or metal substance.
  • Watch children closely in the bathroom at all times.
  • Parents should never lock small children in bathrooms as punishment.  They can easily fall to the bathtub or toilet if they begin play because of their unbalanced weight.
  • Carefully check your home for other potential hazards and solve problems immediately. Around your house, be sure to secure furniture to walls.
  • Use locking covers to keep them away from potentially dangerous parts and to keep them from leaving the house unsupervised.
  • Make sure that your window blinds do not have adjustment loops that are accessible to your toddler.  The loops can pose a risk of choking your toddler.
  • Always cover your electrical outlets with protective covers to prevent their little toes and small items from entering them.

Conclusion

Security is the most crucial aspect of your life and kids’ life likewise, and it helps to prevent accidents at home. By observing these safety tips with common sense, your home will be a paradise for your children.

 

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