Child Safety Tips

Child Safety Tips

Once a child starts crawling you should childproof your home. Make sure to do the following to ensure your child’s safety:

  • Install stairway gates to prevent falls.
  • Put plastic safety caps on electrical outlets to prevent electrocution.
  • Look for dangerous power cords. Kids can bite on them or try to cut them, or if they are damaged, and your child touches them, they can be electrocuted.
  • Put guards on windows to prevent falls.
  • Put poisons up high and locked away.
  • Keep medicines (over the counter and prescription) out of reach of children in a locked cabinet, even vitamins and aspirin, even mouthwash and toothpaste. Always use child resistant caps.
  • Keep guns out of children’s reach, locked up, and keep guns and ammo separate.
  • Lower hot water heat temperature not to scald.
  • Put a fence around an outdoor swimming pool and keep the gate locked. Curious neighborhood children may want to investigate your pool when you are not at home.
  • Handling food properly will decrease chances of food poisoning.
  • Use non slip rugs and bath mat to prevent slipping in tub.
  • Look for toys or cords that your child could trip on and remove them.
  • Install toilet safety locks to avoid drowning from toddlers falling into toilet water.
  • Don’t leave buckets of mop water lying around. A toddler can drown in even a small amount.
  • Keep your eyes on children at all times. A child can pull stool or chair to a washing machine and fall in head first, trapped to drown.
  • Thousands of home accidents occur every year, most of which could have been prevented.

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