Tips for Keeping the Children Safe at Home

Keeping the child safe at home should be a top priority for every parent who wants their child to live in the perfect environment. Unfortunately, there are many potential safety hazards spread around the house and it’s very important to learn how to handle them. The following tips will help you keep your children safe at home and will make sure they grow up without any unpleasant incidents.

    • When you have children, the appliances you shop for must include safety measures that keep the children away from any risk. For example, opt for a dishwasher with a child lock so the child won’t be able to operate it or choose a refrigerator with a door alarm so you will know when the door was left open. Choose an infrared heater with no hot parts left in sight and keep the remote control out of the reach of children to avoid unwanted operating. In order to be certain that you are buying a safe infrared heater, carefully peruse the website, read the reviews posted there and see which is your safest option.
    • Electricity is a parent’s biggest fear because the little ones are always tempted to insert things in the socket. You can prevent that with a simple DIY trick. Cut a piece of plastic in a round shape to fit the socket, drill two holes in it and attach it to the socket using the middle screw. Rotate the socket to cover the holes where the plug goes in and only leave the holes accessible when you want to plug in something yourself. This way, the kids will not be able to put things in the socket holes.
    • The furniture in your house can become a serious safety hazard and it requires special attention from you. Make sure the drawers are secured to the walls to prevent falling over the child and keep the drawers locked with special locks the child can’t open. Keep the sharp and dangerous items in the top drawers that are impossible for the child to reach.
    • Avoid furniture with very sharp edges that can hurt the child in case they trip and fall and analyze the chairs and table to see if they are sturdy enough to support the child. If the edges are too sharp, use pool noodles to make them less dangerous. During the first months, the child should sleep in a drop-free crib and as they get older they should not be able to climb the furniture and jump off it.
    • To avoid kids tripping and falling, secure the carpets and small rugs to the floor with adhesive rubber so they won’t slide over the floor. Non-slippery pads should be attached to the bottom of the tub as well to prevent kids from falling while they take a bath.