The best way out is to keep your house safe enough for your child so that he/she can explore it at his/her own pace, without tumbling over or bumping into the wrong places. These are simple tips that you can follow to keep your toddler safe from accidents.
Cover electrical equipments
Toddlers are extremely curious about everything that comes their way. When they come across an open electric plug, they love to put their little finger in those holes to find out what’s there on the other side. Well, that’s really harmful because it can lead to a shock. The best solution is to keep electrical equipments away from kids’ reach. When not in use, keep your appliances away, say at a height. If you can’t help keeping appliances in the attic, keep them covered at least. Also make sure, you have the door to the attic tightly closed or else your child would enter the chaotic place in order to explore a new world!
Keep medicines, household cleaners and chemicals away
This one is equally important. Toddlers not only love to explore things, they also like to swallow them. If a toddler gets access to a medicine or a toxic cleaner, the first thing he/she will do is have asip! Even the thought sounds scary, right? The best way is to keep medicines, household cleaners and chemicals away from your child’s reach.
Replace furniture with sharp edges
Many a times, parents allow their child to play in the living room. They forget the risks that such a decision can have. A child may bump into the wall unit that causes his/her head to bleed or something even worse. In order to avoid such a situation, it’s best to replace furniture with sharp edges. Instead, get furniture that has smooth edges. Also, keep sharp tools and toxic items away from your child’s reach.
Install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
Just in case your toddler messes up with an electrical equipment and there’s fire in the house, you must have a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher in your house. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Install detectors and extinguishers as soon as possible. Better be armed for an emergency than panic and create chaos.
Do not allow kids to enter the kitchen
No matter how hard it is to keep your child away from your sight, don’t allow your toddler to enter the kitchen. The kitchen is a dangerous place which has all kinds of heavy appliances, knives and most importantly, there’s fire! Imagine while cooking you lose focus, your child pulls the handle of the pan towards himself/herself, what happens next? The hot, boiling curry might spill over the child! Avoid all this by simply not allowing the child to enter the kitchen.
Eye every act
Regardless of how many safety measures you employ, accidents can happen at any time. Hence, it is important to eye every act of your child. Supervise every move. Encourage your child when he/she is exploring or doing the right things. But, whenever they try to get inquisitive about harmful things, teach them to never go near such things. This way, your interaction with the child will go a long way in preventing accidents.
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