In this post I’m going to be sharing with you some of the key safety tips for ensuring your children are safe at home. I will be sharing with you the safety considerations in the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room.
- Lock medicines away and ensure the labels are clear and containers are child-proof.
- Be careful of medicines in the bathrooms of those you are visiting too.
- Throw away any out of date medication responsibly; give back to your pharmacist or flush down the WC.
- Ensure flooring is non-slip and use a bath mat.
- Do not have any electrical appliances in the bathroom.
- Lights should always have a pull cord.
- Ensure any scissors, tweezers or nail polish is locked away or out of reach.
- Never leave a child alone in the bath.
- Teach your child to never play or switch on any electrical or gas items.
- Attache safety catches to low cupboards and drawers.
- Knives and plastic bags should be kept out of reach.
- Secure table cloths to the table with clips.
- Keep hot drinks and teapots out of reach.
- Use non-slip floor polish to avoid slips and mop up spills immediately.
- Use plastic safety covers to block wall sockets.
- Never allow your child to play with a pet’s litter tray or food.
- Food should be cut up to avoid choking.
- Keep cleaning chemicals out of reach or locked away.
- If your First Aid box is in the kitchen, again ensure it is locked away out of reach.
THE LIVING ROOM
- Check free-standing furniture cannot be toppled or pulled over.
- Ensure a safety guard is in front of the fireplace.
- Trailing hose plants should be positioned out of reach.
- Ensure windows are securely locked.
- Heavy or large ornaments should be placed out of reach to avoid injury.
I hope these tips help to keep your child safe and remember these should be adhered to in another perron’s home too.
Stay safe, Elisa x