Unfortunately, even at home, small children can sometimes be injured. Moreover, in terms of severity, such home injuries are not at all inferior to injuries received outside the home walls, and sometimes can lead to very serious consequences. Therefore, if a baby is growing up in your family who has already begun to move independently, you need to do everything possible to ensure his safety in those moments when you are busy with household chores.
Pay attention to the flooring of your home, paying particular attention to the bathroom and closet, where the floors are usually tiled. To prevent the baby from slipping and falling on the tiled floor, for the safety of your child, lay a heavy carpet on the floor.
Cover sharp corners of furniture in your apartment with special silicone corners or cover them with something soft so that the child cannot hit them. Check the curtain rods – being loose, they can sometimes fall on the child’s head at the moment when the child decides to pull the curtain, which, of course, leads to serious injuries.
To prevent your baby from getting poisoned with medicines, store them in a resealable first aid kit, which you put on the top shelf. If there are people in your family who constantly take medicines or drink seemingly harmless herbal infusions, make sure that they do not stand in a place accessible to the baby – remember that even herbal decoctions and vitamins can be poisoned, and drug poisoning in childhood very dangerous!
Does your family have an animal? Then even a dog or cat food bowl can become a source of danger for your child. A toddler who wants to try everything can choke on animal food, so after feeding your four-legged friend, immediately pour out the rest of the food from it.
Unfortunately, quite often children are poisoned by household chemicals, which are in the public domain. If you do not want this to happen to your baby, remove everything that helps you keep the house clean and wash clothes, as far as possible from the eyes of your young heir.
In the name of your baby’s safety, make it a rule to never leave anything on the stove – a child, grabbing the handle, can tip the contents of the pot or pan onto himself. He, one might say, will be lucky if it is not hot – otherwise your baby will be guaranteed a burn. As a last resort, when leaving the dishes on the stove, place them so that their handles are facing the inside of the stove. Naturally, after each cooking, do not forget to break the gas if you have a gas stove.
All dangerous and sharp objects – scissors, needles, knives, buttons, threads and similar items must be kept out of the reach of the baby. Place matches, lighters or cigarettes only on the top shelves of cabinets, otherwise the child may mistake them for a toy.
Cellophane bags should also not catch the eye of the baby – children’s resuscitators are aware of the tragic cases of the death of children who, while playing, put a plastic bag on their heads and could not take it off.
Everything that has to do with electricity should be as inconspicuous as possible when a child enters your home. Never leave an iron on an ironing board and make sure that cords from electrical appliances do not hang loose, causing the baby to want to pull on them.
If you have indoor plants in your home, find out which ones are poisonous and either get rid of them right away or keep them out of your baby’s sight. Children, looking at beautiful flowers, can taste them, and then the consequences of such a tasting can be very sad.
As you can see, the rules for the safety of children at home are not at all complicated, but following them will allow you not to worry about your child even when he is out of your attention for some time.