Let’s face it; we all want our children to be safe at all time, right? But, we also know we can’t be there to watch them at all times, there are other tasks and chores that you must attend to which may occupy your attention and forget about their safety.
No matter how vigilant and careful you are, your kiddo might escape your attention at any given time, you know how kids are explorative, and it only takes a flash of a second before they get themselves injured. So, how do you ensure that your little angel is safe at home? Well, I have several tips that you can use to ensure that your little munchkin is safe at home.
Kitchen measures and the importance of a baby fence
To start with, make sure that you keep your child away from hazardous tools and objects within your home. Never leave your child in risky places of your house like the kitchen alone or allow him or her to roam around while you are doing some kitchen chores. In the kitchen, their lots of sharp objects like knives and other utensils and as said earlier, children are explorers by nature and they might want to know what the objects and tools are used for leading to major cuts.
Secondly, the kitchen has got a cooker and your child might burn himself or herself while playing in the kitchen. Make sure that the child is not near the source of fire as this may lead to fatal accidents not only to your kiddo but the entire family. If you are doing some household chores whether in the kitchen or elsewhere within the house, you are better off using a baby fence.
This will help restrict your kiddo’s movement and confine them to a particular place giving you the peace of mind you require to perform other house duties. You should not take a baby fence as a mini jail for your child as you can add some toys to play with while you are undertaking other chores. After all, you got other things that must be done, right?
Invest in Toddler bed rails
The bedroom is another risky area that requires you to be vigilance as there are things that might hurt your little munchkin. Unlike adults, kids are unable to control how they roll in their bed and might end up falling on the floor leading to fatal head injuries. To ensure they are safe, use toddler bed rails as they will ensure the kid remains in the bed and they will not fall off their bed.
You don’t want to be waking up at the middle of the night to check whether your child is still put in his or her bed. Toddler bed rails gives you a peaceful night as you are assured that your baby will not fall off in the middle of the night. Before buying the toddler bed rails it’s important to ensure that the edges do not pose as a risk to the safety of your kiddo.
Bathroom safety measures
The other area that you should be cautious with is the bathroom. The bathroom might be slippery due to water and your kiddo may not be careful as you are in avoiding a slip. If your kiddo slips in the bathroom, he or she might end up breaking some bones or in the worst case scenario, get a head injury. One way to prevent him or her from accessing the bathroom is by ensuring it remains locked at all times while at home. While it is difficult to prevent your little angel from accessing the bathroom since there are always bath times, consider buying a bath mat.
This will help your little champ from slipping and probably hurting themselves. It is also important to ensure that all the taps in the bathroom are tightly closed to the extent that they require lots of energy to open. This will ensure that your kiddo does not turn on the water and risk drowning in the bathroom.
During bath time, you should never leave your little munchkin inside a bathtub. This may lead to drowning or even drinking the bath water which may pose as a health risk to him or her. The bathtub should also be thoroughly cleaned as failure to do so may make it slippery and your child may slide during the bath time leading to an injury. Thorough cleaning is also important as it ensures your child is not in danger of any illnesses or infections.
Keep medicine out of kid’s reach
Keep all the medicine and other poisonous substances away from the reach of your little munchkin. Kids are not aware of the dangers posed by medicines and poisons and can easily drink or take the medicine without your knowledge when you are busy with other chores and tasks. To be on the safer side, ensure that all medicines and other harmful substances in the house are kept under lock and key or are placed high enough where your child cannot reach them.
Always be Vigilant
While it’s important to spend time with your child in the living room, ensure you keep a keen eye on him or her. You know how good it feels watching your kiddo running from one end of the house to the other while you are enjoying your favorite movie, right?
Well this might a danger, running should be controlled as your kiddo might lose their balance and fall on objects within your living room leading to fatal injuries. In addition, some objects within your living room might be sharp edged and a fall on them can lead to injuries. You should discourage playing within the living room as this may compromise your kid’s safety within your home.
In conclusion, your child’s safety should come first no matter how busy you might be at home. You should always check around your home and identify the risk factors and work towards mitigating the hazards. Use of safety tools as indicated above can be of great help in keeping your kid safe at home.