It is often to assume that the home is always the safest place that your child or children can be, this is not true because the proper measures to keep your child safe at home, then the home may not be safe for the child. Below are some guidelines and safety rules that you should follow to keep your child safe at home.
- Don’t Allow your kids to be alone in the water.
There is no doubt that kids love playing in the water, but it is dangerous to leave the kids in your pool or bathtub without proper supervision. They may play carelessly, and this may lead to hurting themselves or even drowning. Please don’t leave them alone in water no matter the condition.
- Chemical substances should keep away.
Kids tend to be inquisitive. When they find some of the chemical substances the odour may allure them, they may even go to the extent of consuming or inhaling harmful substances and vapours respectively. The cabinet that contains such things should always lock so that children will not be able to gain access to them.
- Where your child sleeps should be clutter-free.
The arrangement of your child’s room may be filled with a lot of pillows, blankets, and soft toys on their bed. Your child could be suffocated by all these things if they are not properly keeping. It is important to ensure that blankets and bedsheets are appropriately placed on the bed and keep away too many toys from your child’s bed.
- Electrical outlets and appliances should be made in a way that it is less dangerous for your child.
Children who are so inquisitive may be invited by the look of electrical outlets. They may often put their fingers in them. They can also put some cables of an electrical appliance in their mouth. It can be very harmful to your kid. These electrical outlets should be cover with integrated covers, and it is important to educate your kids about electricity and the danger. If you have appliances like radiators, you may decide to cover them with radiator covers to protect your child.
- Small items and toys should keep securely.
Because kids always want to put things in their mouths, and sometimes if these objects are small, they swallow them, and it may cause choking. Also, when you give your kid small pieces of food to eat, ensure that they can swallow them comfortably.
- Prevention of Smoke
Fire is the most dangerous thing that can happen to anybody. Smoke leads to suffocation and unconsciousness. Installation of smoke alarm helps to create awareness as soon as possible when a fire outbreak happens. When the alarm sounds, the kids will run outside of the house because when the fire meets them inside the escape routes will be blocked.
- Make sure all the house openings are secured.
Care should be taken not to allow the kids to play with doors and windows because their fingers may get stuck in the gaps of the door or window. It is always good to take preventive measures by ensuring that all the windows and doors are secured and cannot be open easily. In case your house has a staircase, fix a barrier to prevent kids from crawling upstairs.
- Care should be taken when the kids play with a pet.
Pets are animals, and kids are humans. Kids may be misunderstanding the pet as a toy. They should distance them. The kid should not be allowed not to stay alone with the kids.
- First Aid should be kept Accessible.
Accidents may indeed occur mindlessly the preventive measures taken. First Aid should always be made available in case such things happen. Ensure that you have the contact of a doctor or person who is good at rendering medical Aid.
- Always be Vigilant
Always keep your eyes and ears open and never leave your kids alone. Check your kid’s time to time and when they grow up, call them regularly. And when you hear unfamiliar sound or noise, immediately meet them.