When he or she knows how to slide, he or she can move. He or she will know how to roll, crawl, walk, climb, hold / with / pull objects. Are you sure mom will always be by the side to ensure your children are safe 24/24?
Below is a list of things parents need to do to ensure safety for children in the home even when parents are not with their children.
Safe around the house
Adding latches, safety locks on cabinets and drawers is one of the easiest ways to keep your baby’s immature fingers away from the potential dangers in these places. Pay more attention to low-level cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. This is often the area where chemical detergents and sharp objects like knives, scissors are stored.
When choosing safety latches, you should find the type of latch that suits the style of cabinets and kitchen cabinets, while ensuring durability and convenience for adults to use. Also, consider which type of latch leaves the least “consequence” when removing when the baby is older and no longer need to use safety latches.
Baby gates for stairs
For a toddler crawling, crawling, the best baby gates for stairs are an effective tool to localize a safe area and prevent them from moving to potentially dangerous places in the home. You can set the door block at the door of your baby’s bedroom or bathroom, a kitchen, two stairs. Some other places depending on the layout of your home.
Gates for stairs are usually made of vertical slats with a height of about 80 – 100 cm. The wooden sticks are closed in parallel with each other and the distance is reasonable so that the baby will not be stuck in his hand and can still see outside. In addition to wood, now blocking doors are made of plastic and inox.
Straps to keep things indoors
When your child starts learning to stand, learning to walk is a time when you should reinforce the “connection” between the equipment and heavy furniture and walls with one, two straps. Because when clinging to objects such as bookshelves, cabinets, tables, chairs … children tend to pull these objects towards themselves and if not held firmly in place, they can fall on the baby.
In many cases, children think that the capsule is candy, mistakenly swallow adult medicine, put medicine on the face. Because parents carelessly put the medicine in bed, table, and places they can see. Therefore, keeping all your family’s medicines in a dedicated, locked cupboard and hanging high out of your baby’s reach is essential to protecting your child’s safety.
Besides, you need to make sure that you always put your old medicines, expired medicines, and toxic chemicals in the tightly closed trash bins, not indiscriminately throw them away in the wastebasket in the bathroom or in the place where your baby can get.
Safety in Bathroom
Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidents among people aged 1 to 4 years of age. Most children drown because of falling into a pool or an area with lots of water such as a bathtub. However, children can also suffocate when falling into very small bodies of water only about 25 – 30 cm.
Make sure that containers containing chemicals such as toilet cleaners, washing liquid, shampoo, makeup remover, nail polish, razors are kept out of the reach of children or in locked cabinets.
Anti-slip mats: In the bathroom, you should have at least one non-slip mat on the floor. One in the bath (if applicable) to prevent the risk of baby slipping, causing muscle, bone, or possible injury choke water. Currently on the market are available anti-slip sheets in tubs that have a very funny shape suitable for your baby’s liking.
Water heater: Turn off the heater when bathing children. Always lock the total water faucet if the water is still hot, design the faucet to turn the shower too high for children.
Toilet: use a toilet lid with a size suitable for your baby
Safety in the Kitchen Room
Refrigerator: buy a lock to lock the refrigerator.
Stove: When cooking on a gas stove, always turn the handle of the pan and pot inside so your baby cannot reach and pull down. Lock gas, gas valve after cooking. Use a gas stove leak alarm.
Microwave: Leave the microwave, oven, cupboard, knife, cutting board out of the reach of children, and unplug these devices after use.
Safety Bedroom / Private Room of Children
Do not hang shelves or bookcases above children’s beds/cribs
Baby cribs must ensure the quality standards, cushions are suitable for the size of the crib, using cribs
The medicine chest must be too high for children to reach and locked up.
Use a mattress instead of a bed.
Safety in the Living Room
Fragile items such as vases, picture frames … keep out of reach of children.
Hang the TV on high or lock the TV when not in use.
Cover the table and pointy furniture.
Use door blocking so your child can’t close/open the door.
The most important step to ensuring your home’s safety is to watch your baby wherever he is and teach him to be on his own!