Home is a haven for your children. A home must be a place that children will feel comfort and safety. However, inside our home are dangers and risks that compromise the safety and protection of your children.
The most common threat at home that will put children at risk are inappropriate electrical systems that will lead to fire incidents. As a homeowner, make sure that appropriate and quality Current Sense Resistors must be in place to avoid injuries and death among children.
Always remember that your home has lots of potential hazards and risks for your child. All you need to do is identify those risks and prevent or remove them to avoid the impacts of threats.
Also, you must understand that as the child grows, they start to know and understand things. The stage of child development is complimented with risks. However, you can help your kids learn without them experiencing the dangers and impacts of the risks.
Key points to remember when establishing a protective environment at home
- Supervise and teach your kids about what is safe and what is not safe
- Establish a system to avoid your kids in common injuries like falling, burns, scalds, poisoning, drowning, and suffocation
- You should know about basic first aid
- You should know where and how to call for help
Ways to create a protective environment for children at home
Preventing falls at home
- Be observant on the new skills your child is getting and places she is trying to reach and experience. Install safety guards in stairs and balconies and make sure your eyes are supervising the movement of your child.
- Children love to climb in windows. Better to lock windows, especially if you have upper story house. Restrict opening of windows so your child will not be tempted to be curious about what’s going to happen if she climbs and falls.
Burns and scalds
- Avoid your child away from fire and hot surfaces like stove, oven, microwave, and heaters.
- Hot drinks must be out of their reach
- The common causes of fire are cooking accidents, cigarettes, electrical faults, candles, lighters, and matches
- Putting smoke alarms is helpful
- Check the smoke alarms at least every month and replace the batteries
- Make sure that you get a licensed professional when installing the wiring and switches at home
- When the repair of the electrical system is a need, contact a professional to avoid severe damages
- Check if appliances and cords are wearing out
Poisoning is the leading causes of injury and death among children. You can make your home safe by:
- Remove all potential poisons
- Lock the storage room of chemicals and other materials that can cause poison
Safety around furniture
Furniture can easily tip off and fall, resulting in severe injury among children. Some children love to climb on your furniture.
- Make sure that the placement of the furniture is sturdy. It should not easily be pulled-down or knock over.
- Brace or put a hinge to the furniture attached to the wall
- Move furniture with sharp corners away from spaces where children will be staying most of the time. Avoid putting them on hallways, play area, and others. If not possible, place a pad on the corners of the furniture to minimize the impact.
Safety around glass
Glass is always present in every corner of your home. When children are running around, it will be easy for them to run into this glass and doors.
- Apply shatter resistant film to windows and doors
- Put stickers
Children love to stay and play outdoors. Make sure the following are done:
- Put away and lock them in the storage room—saw, drill, lawnmower, chainsaw and other sharp tools
- If you are using these tools, make sure your child is distant from where you are
- Unplug and keep the tool safe if you take a break