CHILD SAFETY AT HOME
Home is where the heart is, as the saying goes. But despite being surrounded by all the love and care possible, accidents and injuries still happen. According to the Home Safety Council, almost 21 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths each year are the result of accidents at home. Safety should be a priority when caring for a child, even in your own home.
There are several things you can do to make sure that your child is in a safe and secure environment at home.
The first step is to childproof everything! That means all the sharp edges of all the furniture should be covered with corner cushions. Everything that can be opened should be secured. Doors should have finger guards, stairways should be blocked and outlets should have covers. It’s a painstaking task to baby proof a home, but it’s a must, especially for new parents. Trusted sites like Safety 1st are full of ideas and items that can help any family childproof their home.
Keep cleaning materials and other chemicals away from children
It’s only good sense to safely store poisonous items out of your children’s reach. A good tip is to place everything hazardous in one spot, maybe a cabinet that is high and out of reach. To make things easier, try to substitute chemical-based cleaning items with organic and home-made cleaners. Not only will this give you more peace of mind, but it will save you a few bucks as well.
Safety 1st Door Guard for those little fingers
Keep small items and food out of reach
Small items are a choking hazard, especially for kids who eat everything they pick up. That is why it is also essential to keep their sleep and play space as bare as possible. While at it, steer clear of anything that can smother or strangle your kids.
Be prepared for emergencies
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are at home, accidents will happen and when you least expect it. Be sure to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. Have a first-aid kit always ready in your home for those nasty wounds and other minor accidents. Make sure to have those emergency numbers listed down somewhere you can easily see, maybe stick it on your fridge or put it right beside your landline.
For more ideas on how to make your home safe for your kids, check out online guides and local government resources for all the latest information.
Securetech Hands Free Gate to prevent falls