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Keeping Your Children Safe In The Home

3 areas of concern for child safety at home

When you have little ones running around the home, safety is a top concern. All parents know how important it is to keep the home as childproof as possible. Yet, achieving this can be quite hard work. No matter how experienced you are, it is likely that there are one or two things you will occasionally forget about. That’s fine - it’s perfectly natural. It just serves as a reminder that you can never be too careful. When it comes to childproofing your home, no detail is too small. We have written on childproofing the home before, and there are some great tips there for any parent. However, here we will look at the common problem areas, or potential dangers, around the home. Then, we will look at what you can do about it to prevent anything happening to your children. Read on for some top tips on keeping your children safe around the home.

Child safety at home is parental responsibility
Most of children's time is spent at home, so as parents you need to ensure their safety in their work and play in and around the home. (Image by Pexels.com)

Bathroom

The bathroom is a major cause for concern for any parent. One of the common culprits here is the bath. All parents know that a certain degree of care is required to keep your children safe in the bath. However, usually, people are thinking of drowning as the potential danger here. While that is a major thing which you obviously need to prevent, there is another problem which is far more common. That problem is scalding. It is all too common for babies and young children to scald themselves on the bathwater. Hot water can be very dangerous, particularly when it comes to the soft skin of babies and young children. As such, be careful when you are running the bath. Always diligently check the temperature first.

Make your garden safe for children
Your home yard or garden area should be safe for children, as their outdoor play time will be spent in the home front or back yards. (Image by Pexels.com)

Garden

If you are like most parents, you want your children to be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Particularly when it gets to the hotter months, it makes sense to make the most of the garden area. However, there are some potential dangers in this area of the house as well. In fact, it is the area most likely to cause injuries. One main consideration is the security of the property. If your children are to be playing around outside, you obviously want the whole area to be secure. Installing some Wrought Iron Fencing might be a good start to make here. As well as that, you also need to ensure that the garden is kept as tidy and clean as possible. The last thing you want is any cuts or abrasions!

Kitchen stove can be a child hazzard
It goes without saying that hot kitchen can be particularly hazzardous area for inquisitive children, who don't yet grasp its dangers. (Image by Pexels.com)

Kitchen

The kitchen is a potential hotspot of various dangers. However, the last thing you want is to keep your children away from it entirely. Part of the fun, after all, is getting them involved - and the kitchen can be a great place for that. However, some care is in order if you want to protect your kids. Basic housekeeping is obvious, and a must. We are talking here of things like not keeping dangerous chemicals lying around and ensuring knives are locked away. But take care to watch out for things you might not have considered. Is the kettle far back enough that it cannot be pulled? Do you have safety stoves, which cool down fast? All these details needs to be taken on board if you want to keep your children safe in the kitchen.

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