Even your home may be unsafe for the child and his health. In this article, we will talk about what dangers await him here, and how to avoid them.
Let Your Children Be Safe in Your House
There is a well-known saying - “our house is our fortress”. The point is that you feel safe here. The irony is that with the advent of children in our lives, everything becomes different. Your home may be full of dangers for the child. And it is very important to minimize the risks to his health and life. In this article, we will talk about how to create a safe atmosphere at home.
Floor and Small Items
The first step is to look at the world through the eyes of a child. You will be surprised to find out how many dangers are here. For example, on the floor (under a sofa, table, etc.) can be littered with a lot of things and small items. They may be of interest to the child, therefore, pose a potential threat. Everything that fits in the mouth can be swallowed, so it’s better to remove all the trifle further and higher. This is especially true for coins and batteries. Remember the importance of cleanliness and home hygiene. Besides, living in a clean house is just nice.
Think also of indoor plants. Some flowers may contain poisonous juices or simply be detrimental to digestion. Check to see if you have one, and if so, rearrange them where the child cannot reach them.
Electricity and electrical appliances are our friends. But only if we comply with safety rules. Your child does not understand this rule, so close to all outlets. Today you can purchase special convenient plugs that are suitable for any type of outlet. There are several modifications of such outlets: for example, outlets that open only when you turn the plug.
Also, we recommend paying attention to wires, cables, and cords, which are many in any home. Pay particular attention to your computer, mobile laptop, and phone. Charging, power wires, etc. must be placed in a place where the child does not reach.
Remember household appliances: hairdryer, toaster, curling iron, etc. Make sure that the wires do not hang from the table, they must be inaccessible. Otherwise, your child may pull them and knock the appliance over.
Surprisingly, on the table, door, chair, and other items safe for you can be dangerous for the child. As a rule, children cannot concentrate carefully and constantly be attentive. They run and jump, not paying attention to the environment. In this case, there is a risk of bumping into furniture and injuring yourself.
Place special soft tips on the corners of tables, nightstands, and other furniture with hard edges. If you have a fireplace or very hot batteries, protective barriers should be placed around them. Also, it does not hurt to purchase locks for interior doors, which will not allow the baby to slam the door and pinch his fingers.
Bathroom and Kitchen
These rooms contain the largest number of potential hazards. For example, in the kitchen, there are a large number of sharp objects: forks, knives, etc. Develop a good habit of keeping all the cutlery in the designated drawer. Also pay attention to kitchen fluids: vinegar, dishwashing detergent. Keep it farther away from your baby.
The bathroom is also dangerous but in a different way. There are many cleaning products, washing powder, medicines, etc. Remove this from the lower shelves as high as possible so that your child does not accidentally find them.
However, this applies not only to the bathroom and kitchen but also to other places. A garage, a cellar, a bathroom, an area with home fitness equipment, and a workplace - in all these areas there are objects dangerous for the child. All cabinets containing cleaning products, paints, heavy tools, or chemicals should be closed and removed from the baby’s access area.
Windows and Stairs
When the baby crawls, he will try to pull himself up, holding on to everything that surrounds him. Make sure items such as televisions and bookshelves are firmly attached to the wall or floor. If he learned to climb on sofas and armchairs, it means that the day will soon come when the baby will be able to climb on the windowsill. It is better to worry about its safety in advance and install either handles with locks that can be locked, or special locks on the casement windows.
A similar situation occurs with stairs, which are often in a private house. In these places, it is necessary to put children's fences in their upper and lower parts. If the fence opens under pressure, it may well open under the weight of the child. It will be safer to choose fences that are attached to the wall.
To ensure safety, a set of special devices will be required. We will show you exactly what is needed.
- nozzles on corners and edges of furniture;
- childproof sockets or plugs;
- window handles with locks or sash locks;
- locks or locks on cabinet doors and drawers;
- interior door locks;
- devices for fixing furniture to walls (for example, special belts);
- barriers and children's safety gates that are attached to the walls.
However, remember that it is impossible to foresee everything and the child will still beat more than one lump before learning caution. This is normal; you cannot improve without making mistakes. Your task is to make it cost only bumps and not serious injuries.