Keeping your kids safe at home

Keeping your Kids Safe at Home

We all want to make sure that our kids are happy and healthy while in the home. If you want to ensure that you’re making changes to keep them safe, then you can follow these simple tips.

Keep Laundry Pods Locked Up

This is becoming more and more prevalent, as we’re seeing warnings on television for these products. Laundry pods can be very dangerous if ingested, which is why more of these now have childproof packaging. While this can be helpful, you should also take steps to ensure that these are kept out of reach of children.

Placing all of your cleaning products in a locked cupboard or on a high shelf is recommended. Although these tend to have difficult to open packaging, the more you can do the better.

Take a First Aid Course

We know that preventing accidents is better than curing the outcome, but no matter how careful you are these can happen. Be prepared by taking a first aid course, which can help you to treat common injuries. This can also help you to communicate with responders should you need the help of emergency services.

It’s key to buy first aid kits for the home and keep them stocked up. Bandages, medicines and sterile gloves can make a massive difference in an emergency. You can keep calm and fetch this kit as soon as your child is injured. Simply being prepared can keep you from panicking, which allows you to make better decisions and think rationally.

Gate your Stairs

Having a gate over the stairs can be beneficial for smaller children. As they start to toddle around, it’s very difficult to keep your eye on them at all times, as any parent will tell you! They can quickly disappear and end up being where you least expect them, which can prove dangerous.

A gate over the stairs can prevent bumps and bruises from straying. They might not look the most attractive, but you can paint them to fit in with your colour scheme. This can potentially help you to avoid a serious injury!

Cover your Plugs

As your kids start to move around, you never know where they’re going to turn up! Electrical sockets can prove interesting to these little ones, enticing them to start playing with them. A small plastic cover over sockets that are not in use will stop them from putting their fingers in there. A shock can be very dangerous for anyone, especially small children.

These are very cheap to buy and easy to install, so there’s no excuse not to have them in your home. It’s a weight off your mind when your toddler goes walking, as it’s one less thing for you to worry about them interacting with.

Taking these steps to prevent these accidents can make your home a much safer place. They’re pretty easy to implement and with just a few moments of extra care, you can reduce the likelihood of your little one becoming injured in the home.

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