Here's how you can make your home safe for childrenLast updated on Oct 31, 2019, 11:03 am
Children are curious beings. And while there's nothing wrong with that, it could sometimes spell trouble for your little ones.
Yes, we agree that a couple of bruises here and there won't hurt too much, but you need to make sure that your children don't put themselves at risk of any serious accident.
Here are some tips to make your home safer for kids.
Firstly, how to keep risk of drowning at bay
Never leave a child alone in a bathtub. If you must leave the bathroom, take the kid with yourself.
Also, avoid keeping buckets of water around children.
In case you have a toddler, always keep bathroom doors and toilet lids closed.
If you have a pool at home, get it fenced.
Last but not the least, carefully watch your children whenever they're around water.
Keep your kids safe from electrical appliances
Electrical appliances at your home such as hair dryers, heaters, curling irons could hurt your children. Hence, make sure to keep such items well away from the reach of your kids. Also consider putting a plastic cap on all your unused electrical items.
Tips to avoid cases of fire
To protect your house from smoke and fires, follow these tips:
Put smoke detectors on all levels of your house. Test them once a month and replace their batteries every year.
Also, install at least one fire extinguisher at your home for emergency situations.
Keep matches and lighters well out of children's reach.
Put out cigarettes after use, and try smoking out of home.
Other handy tips to keep your children safe at home
Place hot foods and drinks away from your children's reach to avoid burns.
That apart, never give your child small objects such as marbles, jewelry, coins etc. as they might choke on such items.
Do not leave your baby alone on beds or sofas, to keep them from falling.
Never let your little one know where the medicine, cleaning products and cosmetics are kept.