Your little one cannot see any possible dangers, so it is your main responsibility to make your home completely safe for your child. By seeing your home from your child’s eye level, find out all the possible hazards. This post will guide you on how to effectively childproof your home.
Your bathroom could pose potential dangers to your child. Your child may reach bathing essential such as mouthwash, nail polish remover, body wax which are highly poisonous if consumed. He may turn on the hot water faucet and get burned. Baby can get drown if toppled into the toilet or into a tub full of water. Beware that bathroom floor can also be slippery which pose the risk of falling and knocking head on hard surfaces.
Here are some of the key points for bathroom safety:
- Child may consume poisonous bathing essentials such as mouthwash.
- Child may get burned by hot water.
- Baby can get drown if toppled into the toilet.
- Child can get drown if toppled down into a tub full of water.
- Slippery floor pose a risk of falling and knock head on hard surfaces.
You can take the following prevention methods to avoid the possible hazard:
- Keep all bathing essentials in a high position area.
- Turn off all heater switches when not in use.
- Put a protective cover on all water faucets.
- Put safety cover on the toilet seat.
- Put anti-slip mats on bathroom’s floors.
Your kitchen is also not a safe place for your child. The hot items on the stove may spill and burn your child. The cooking utensils such as knives and scissors that are kept at reachable area such as drawer could also pose a potential danger to your child. The cleaning detergents which are normally kept under the sink area is poisonous if consumed.
Here are some of the key points for kitchen safety:
- Hot items may spill and burn your child.
- Sharp knives or scissors may hurt your child.
- Cleaning detergents are highly poisonous if consumed.
You can take the following prevention methods to avoid the possible hazard at your kitchen area:
- Always keep sharp objects such as knives or scissors at higher position area that out of your child’s reach.
- Always keep your dishwasher locked.
- Always lock your drawers locked or put safety lids.
- Always keep cleaning detergents at child’s unreachable area.
You may think the safest area in your home would be the living room. Actually, they are not. In fact, this is the area that you should be focusing the most because your child spends most of the time in the living room to play, eat, or even sleep. Therefore, look for potential dangers such as hanging electrical cords or exposed outlets. Child likes to chew on cords and put fingers in outlet. This is very hazardous as it can lead to electrical shock. Look also for any home decoration that can easily break like mirror or glasses. Always keep your house from any possible choking hazard like small toys or candies.
Here are some of the key points for living room safety:
- Child likes to chew electrical cord.
- Child likes to put fingers on the outlet.
- Broken or shattered glass is dangerous if consumed or stepped on.
- Small items like toys or candies pose choking hazard.
You can take the following prevention methods to avoid the possible hazard at your living room area:
- Always cover exposed electrical cord.
- Always cover unused outlets.
- Always keep fragile home decorations at higher position area.
- Always keep small toys inside the box.
- Always keep any small candies out of children’s reach.
Making your home a safe place for your child may sound pretty easy. You can perform all the necessary steps to prevent any possible hazards but most importantly is how you keep an eye on your child.