The home is full of excitement especially when children are around although there are a lot of possible perils for them. To keep your child safe, you must find out what these perils are so that you can find ways to avert them. Getting rid of all these safety risks does not mean the child is safe because a child can still stagger, fall and get injured.
In this case, as a parent, it is advisable to take charge of your kids at home. Children grow, and they learn new things like climbing on the chairs, tables, etc.; therefore you must be careful, you can even modify the environment just to ensure your home is a safe place for them to play and discover.
Apart from supervising your kids and ensuring the environment is safe for them, you can also teach them about safety at home; this way you can enhance your home security. Here are some guidelines that The Safe Baby Hub mentions to keep your children safe in the house:
• Avoiding Falls
Common causes of injuries at home are falls; children can end up in hospitals. In this case, you need to check on your child’s new playing skills and places he or she reaches. Therefore you can do the following to impede falls:
-ensure high windows are locked to keep your kid from falling out
-administer your child on balconies and stairs; also install safety guards on them
-switch on night lights in case the other children will need the washroom
-for your baby, use little power glow or a torch to look at his or her safety at night
• Burns and Blisters
Burns can also occur in the home, and the best thing to do is to keep your child away from fireplaces. Pay attention to your kids when they are near fire spots like in the kitchen. Additionally, ensure the child is away from hot water or drinks.
Many child deaths have been reported to be caused by suffocation and strangulation. Items such as bedding, toys, cords, and ropes among others have caused suffocation in children. To ensure you kid is secure you can; keep away knots, stuffed toys, heaps of clothing and cushions from where the child plays.
• Water Safety
The only solution to water safety when your child is near water basis such as pools, dams, baths, ponds, and buckets of water is supervision. Give attention to your child when bathing; if you have a pool, it should have a fence and a gate that can be fastened.
• Fire Breakouts
Fire in residences is frequently caused by cooking faults, electricity, cigarettes, candles or children playing with matches. One of the best precautions is installing smoke alarms; you can install one outside and another inside the house. It is recommended that smoke alarms be confirmed if they are indeed functioning. Change batteries if they have expired. For electrical safety, look for a professional to check your wiring and give you security advice regarding electricity.
Poisoning is another cause of injury to children below five years. Medicines and chemicals at home are major causes. To keep your child safe from poisoning you can:
-store chemicals and drugs away from your kid’s reach
-keep away poisons
-lock all cupboards and lockers that you store medicines or chemicals
In conclusion, if your child is outdoors, store away sharp tools like chainsaws and drills. If you are using these objects, ensure your child is far from your position and when you are through with a tool, unplug it immediately.