One of the challenges that a parent has to face is ensuring safety at home for their kids. There are many potential hazards around us that we often ignore but once we enter parenthood, we have to take care of all these things that do not put our kids on safety risks.
A home is a child’s first institution. He learns from everything that he sees at home. It is the place that nourishes him and develops his motor skills by making him touch things and observe them. Hence, it is mandatory to ensure tips that guarantee their safety from all hidden dangers and potential hazards.
Some tips that are easy to follow for parents are as follows:
1. Do not leave your child unattended
Kids love to observe and try their hands on new things. Especially things that are not related to their age group. Be extra vigilant until the crawling age and when your child newly starts walking. Also, do not leave him alone in washrooms. Make sure the level of water is not more than the waistline of your child when you place him in a tub or sink.
2. Conceal all open wires and switches
Toddlers are keen enough to examine things like wires, bulbs and switches and poking their fingers inside them. Once your child starts crawling, think on covering all such electricity- operated things.
3. Keep their cots empty and clean
With the rise in cases of SIDS, it is essential to keep his cot empty except the bedding. Stuff toys, fluffy pillows and all such things are able to easily suffocate the infants.
4. Put away all detergents and cleaning liquids
Most detergents are colourful that appeal a child easily. These contain chemicals that are a major risk to health and have chemicals that are poisonous and injurious to health. Keep them out of their reach.
5. Keep small/sharp items away
Toddlers readily pick up small items and have a habit of putting everything in their mouth. There is a greater risk of choking on small items. Sharp items such as pencils, scissors, knives and other electrical appliances such as iron or kettle should be kept away from their reach too because of better safe than sorry.
These are some tips that may help you ensure safety at your homes. Feel free to add more to our list.