As a parent, you undoubtedly spend a considerable amount of time worrying about the safety of your children. You expect school administrators to maintain a reasonably safe environment for your children when they are at school. You expect the families of your children’s friends to keep their own homes safe as well. There are 10 home safety tips you need to bear in mind when it comes to keeping children protected in your own residence.
- Implement Proper Pool Safety
If you have a home pool, you need to be particularly proactive when it comes to safety considerations. These considerations include:
Make sure your pool properly is enclosed and not readily accessible to anyone without your knowledge and consent, particularly children.
Have safety equipment at hand near the pool.
Always have adult supervision when children are in the pool
- Supervise Bath Time
On a somewhat related note, you need to engage in age-appropriate bath time supervision of your children. You should never – never – leave a young child unattended in a bathtub or near any vessel containing water.
- Enhance Sleep Safety
Infants should sleep in their own crib and not in bed with adults or anyone else. Infants should sleep on their backs and have a firm mattress in their cribs. Keep extraneous items out of a crib, including:
- Soft bedding
- Stuffed animals
- Protect Against Fire and Burns
Be proactive and broadly protective when it comes to fire risks in a home. Keep any flammable items or materials way from your children. Never carry children when you are cooking. In addition, implement a fire safety program in your home and for your family.
- Prevent Falls
Take necessary precautions to protect children from falls. At the top of the list is to install safety gates at the top and bottom of stairways in your home.
- Protect Against Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
A key safety strategy you must implement in your home is to keep hazardous chemicals and products well out of reach of your children. Keep such items as household cleaners in locked closets or cupboards. Moreover, use childproof caps and other protections with individual hazardous products as well.
- Batton Down the Medicine Cabinet
On a related note, make sure medications of all types, including those purchased over the counter, are kept in a locked medicine cabinet. As is the case with other hazardous products in the residence, take advantage of childproof caps when it comes to medications as well.
- Be Prepared
The Boy Scouts of America have a motto: “Be Prepared.” When it comes to implementing strategies and practices in your home to enhance the safety and wellbeing of your children, this motto of “be prepared” is a key element of a comprehensive endeavor. In regard to being prepared properly, you need to take a number of important steps:
- Learn CPR
- Learn basic lifesaving techniques
- Have an emergency kit at your home
- Always Expect the Unexpected
As a parent you always need to be on guard for the unexpected. You need to keep appropriate tabs on what your children are doing when at home, particularly your younger kids.
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