How Safe Is Your Home For Kids

Hammer and Mop shares how to keep your child safe by finding out what risks are, and then preventing or removing them by taking home safety measures.

Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family. But, your adult-friendly house can be a potential hazard for your kids. Even when you think you’ve removed all the home safety hazards, the reality is that children can still have tumbles and falls. That’s why supervision is one of the keys to home safety for kids.

There are lots of ways to make sure your home is fun, stimulating and safe as your child grows and develops. Even if you feel pretty confident that you’ve done a thorough job of childproofing, chances are you’ve missed something. Keep your child safe by finding out what risks are, and then preventing or removing them by taking home safety measures.

Furniture Fun

From the moment the baby starts to crawl, the world is a magical place filled with new adventures and discoveries. From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb, obstacle to overcome or a mysterious place to investigate. Here is when your furniture becomes their first target. Get your furniture a regular cleaning session, which includes sofa shampooing and carpet shampooing.

House Fires

House fires can be caused by cooking accidents, smoldering cigarettes, electrical faults, candles, incense and children playing with lighters and matches. There are a lot of electrical hazards in your home that you might not be aware of. Get a home safety audit for your home, in order to prevent those electrical and fire hazards. For overall fire safety at home, you should install a smoke alarm outside the sleeping areas of your home.

Poisoning

There are a lot of poisonous items at your home which can a potential meal for your kid. Poisoning is one of leading causes of injury to children under five. You can make your child’s environment safer by:

  • removing potential poisons
  • storing chemicals and medicines up high in a locked cupboard or cabinets
  • getting a regular pest control service, along with a deep cleaning session, as even pests can become a meal for your kids.

Always prefer cleaning companies that use Eco-friendly products which are baby and pet friendly as well.

Strangulation And Suffocation

Many homes have everyday items that can suffocate or strangle a child. We know that stuffed animals, bumpers and all those cute accessories make a baby’s crib seem warm and cozy. Unfortunately, they can often do more harm than good. Soft bedding can block a baby’s airway during sleep. A firm mattress covered with a tight-fitting crib sheet is all you need to make your baby sleep like a baby.

Lack of air ventilation in homes can also be one of the major reasons for this problem. Make sure your AC’s undergo regular servicing. Read this if you are not sure how often should you get AC servicing done.

Take these basic proactive steps to childproof your home, by getting a home safety audit, and keep your children safe.

 

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