Your home may be full of potential hazards for children. You can keep your child safe by finding out what these hazards are and then eliminating them. But even if you removed all the risks, your child can still stumble and fall. That’s primarily the reason why supervision is the main key to kid safety.
The most common injury in every age group is caused by falls. Keep your child safe by supervising them as they learn new skills.
Preventing Burns and Scalds
Burns can be prevented by keeping your child away from hot surfaces and fire. Watch your child closely whenever he’s anywhere near things that may burn them like stoves, ovens, and other appliances. Meanwhile, scalds are caused by hot drinks and very hot baths. Here are some tips to avoid these risks:
Poisoning is among the leading causes of injury in children under 5 years old. They are often poisoned by common household chemicals and medicines. Keep these stuff locked away or out of their reach to avoid poisoning.
Preventing House Fires
House fires may be caused by children that play with lighters and matches. As a precaution, make sure that your smoke alarms are properly working.
Avoiding Suffocation and Strangulation
There are household items that can strangle or suffocate a child. These may include soft toys, bedding, blinds, ropes, cords, and much more. Here are some ways that you can prevent suffocation:
Water safety depends on whether you supervise your child around water – pools, baths, and buckets with water.
For bath safety, supervise and pay full attention to babies, toddlers, and children below five years old. Don’t leave older children to supervise.
Outlets and electrical wires can electrocute your child. Here are some tips on how you can prevent it:
Don’t wait until anything happens before you make your home safe for your child. Make it child-friendly! Who knows, doing so won’t only protect your children, but it may earn you home insurance discounts as well!
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