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Top 8 helpful home safety tips for kids

Top 8 helpful home safety tips for kids

OHMYGOSSIP — Kids at home? Well, there is going to be a lot of jumping here and there, a lot of waste generated, a lot of falling down. Being a parent, there are some safety measures you should undertake so that your child least hurt. Don’t go to an extreme where you encase your child’s freedom.

Here are 8 safety tips which will be helpful for taking care of active, growing children.

1. Keep detergents, soaps, disinfectants and other cleaning chemicals away from children
All the household cleaning chemicals are hazardous and poisonous to only kids but elders too on swallowing. Keep them out of reach, somewhere your kids won’t reach and for extra safety lock the cupboard. Don’t leave cosmetics and toiletries and even medicine bottles within easy reach. They can, as well, be hazardous and harmful to children. Lock them up in a small cabinet.

2. Don’t leave children unattended near water
Children love to splash water all around. It is play time for them. Leaving children alone in water even for a few seconds can be dangerous because drowning can occur even in an inch level of water. They are very curious, so just be near them while them have fun splashing water on you and around everywhere.

3. Keeping Sleeping areas void of hard things and suffocating things

While child proofing, the most important thing is to keep toys and fluffy pillows away from the crib when the baby is sleeping. During winters, instead of adding blankets over your baby, make him wear warm clothes and pajamas.

4. Keep the fire arms unloaded and out of reach
It is one of the leading causes of death. Children don’t know anything about guns and out of curiosity fire causing their death. It is very sad to hear, though. Keep guns in locked cabinets and tell them never to touch it.

5. Keep small things and food out of reach
Again curiosity and teething problems children tend to chew onto everything they find. They are a risk at choking on small things like candies, nuts, toys, coins, pens and many more. When they put their hands into handbags or purses, immediately take the hands out. Keep all things out of their reach and be there whenever they are wandering here and there.

6. Install carbon monoxide detector and fire alarm
Considering the environmental pollution anything can happen. Installing detectors and alarms is important while child proofing. Make sure, children are familiar with the noise alarm would make as well as carry out mock sessions so that they do not panic if it ever happens.

7. Children love pets, but beware
The companionship you see between children and their pets is something which cannot be there between any two people. While choosing the pet you want to buy, see to it that it suits your family’s lifestyle. Don’t leave your child alone with the pet because pets can become aggressive or scared or excited and end up biting your child. Teach your children how to behave with pets.

8. Be prepared for Emergencies
No matter how much child proofing you do, there will always be something less. You must learn CPR and abdominal thrust procedure. Keep a handy first aid kit at home and emergency numbers on your phone such as doctor, fireman, your spouse and relatives and people from work.

Try your best, so that your child has the happiest and safest childhood!


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