Preventative Steps to Ensure Safety in the Home
Being a new parent is a joyful experience, but it also comes with much preparation to keep a child safe in the home. Let’s take a look at ways to keep you’re loved ones protected in the home.
According to an article at parents.com, “Dangers in the Home”
“Your home should be a haven: the one place where your children will be protected from harm. Still, more than 3 million kids get hurt at home each year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization devoted to preventing unintentional injuries. Young children can spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, so a healthy home environment is critical — and yet many hazards aren’t obvious. Experts say that these are the most important preventive steps to take.
Guard Against Scalding
You probably know that your young child could drown in the bathtub, but she’s just as likely to get seriously burned. “Hot water can burn skin just like fire,” says Meri-K Appy, president of the Home Safety Council. A baby or toddler who is exposed to 140 degrees F water can be scalded in less than five seconds — so make sure your hot-water heater is set to 120 degrees F, and always test the water temperature yourself before placing your child in the tub.
Watch Out for Windows
Every year, more than 4,000 kids end up in the emergency room after tumbling out of a window. It’s crucial to install window guards (rows of bars no more than four inches apart that screw securely into the sides of window frames but can be released quickly by an adult in case of fire) or window stops (which prevent windows from opening more than four inches) on all upper-level windows. Babies and toddlers can be strangled by cords on blinds and shades, so place cribs and other furniture away from windows. It’s best to use cordless window coverings in kids’ bedrooms, but if you can’t replace existing ones, visit windowcoverings.org to request free retrofit kits that make corded blinds and shades safer.” To read the entire article click here.
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