Child Safety Part I

Child Safety Part I

General Household Dangers

Having a baby is plenty scary itself, being responsible for another human being. You’ve also got lots of potentially dangerous things lying around the house. Think about your baby crawling across the floor. Anything your child can reach can be a potential threat. Keep cords and plastic out of the floor and out of reach. Cords could strangle your child. It is important to keep window blind cords out of reach completely. Sharp corners and steps are significantly dangerous. Some good tools to keep your children safe are the child-proof cabinet and door clamps. These will keep your child from hurting themselves with doors, hinges, and anything within the cabinet. This is where you should keep other harmful items. You should use outlet covers all around the house to prevent any potential shock or accident. Secure as much furniture as possible to keep it from being knocked over. You may be able to bolt some heavy items to walls or floors. Keep things like lamps and televisions pushed out of reach to protect your child from pulling them down on themselves. You can buy bumpers to cover sharp corners of furniture. Be sure to keep all doors and drawers closed and, if possible, latched or locked shut. If you intend on using a gate to keep your child in a specific area, make sure to get a safe one that cannot be pulled or knocked out of place and has no sharp or hard places. Learn more about child safety and protection in the training course Child Caregiver Certificate - Level 1 offered by AIM Middle East Consulting at KnowledgeKafe.com
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By Jessica Bates