Infants and toddlers are a source of joy and happiness to a household, but they are very prone to accidents. They’re at a phase where they can walk around and explore, but they not really aware of risks around them. That is why it is the responsibility of their parents or guardians to make sure the homes toddler and babies live in are safe and child-friendly. Here we’ll look into some of the common accident areas in the house and discuss how you can make them safer for your kids.
The danger of being careless when using stairs requires no excuse. Even adults easily get injured when they move down and up the stairs recklessly. And the harms from stair-related accidents are often severe. Here are some strategies to make stairs safer.
· Adding a slip-proof matting on individual steps
· Adding a soft rubber mat on the exact spot where the stair finishes on the floor to reduce injury
· Educating kids stair safety
· Putting a non-slip grip onto the stair handles
Electricity is important for our modern society, but they aren’t supposed to come into contact with human skin because they can cause myriad injuries. Most adults know better than to poke their bare hands inside an electrical outlet, but not children. One of the common causes of child accidents is electrocution. So if you have children, make sure your electric outlets are safe.
· Installing power outlet covers help a lot in keeping your child safe particularly if the outlet is not being used.
· Renovating the house to transfer outlets greater beyond the reach of kids
The danger in the bathroom is slipping. Young and old people can fall prey to the lack of friction due to soapy wet tiles. But sometimes, there isn’t any way around it. Here is what you can do.
· Place anti-slip vinyl or rubber mats on the bathroom floor
· Add some soft cushion on the corners of the sink and rubberized cushion on the toilet seat to prevent injuries.
· make certain that the soap is procured in the tray so that it does not accidentally fall off and cause an accident.
The kitchen is the place where you cook your meals, but it’s not the place for children to be alone by themselves. Unfortunately, they do occasionally come to the kitchen and play with anything they can find there such as knives, forks, and other sharp objects.
· make certain that the oven has child safety features so they can’t open it and come inside.
· Secure knives in high places so children can not reach it.
Children love to explore because for them everything is fresh, an experience, but the cabinets and shelves aren’t places for them to attempt to climb. Make sure the cabinets and shelves are secured by the wall behind so they won’t fall down if a child does grow up on them. The corners of tables and chairs as well should have cushions in case a child hits his or her head.
By child-proofing your house, you can be certain that your children can enjoy growing up without getting into accidents, which can put their lives in danger.