In our series of posts on parenting tips that one must be aware of, we will focus on various aspects that a parent needs to keep in mind to ensure your home safe for your little one. In our previous posts on childproofing and parenting tips to keep your home safe, we covered extensively not just on a few products that are a must have for your home, but also on tips that can make your house safer. In this concluding post, we are sharing with you some more safety tips that you should be aware of as a parent and also products that will help you make your home a safer place.
Install smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers allow you to keep your home safe and protected from any dangers that can be life threatening. Smoke alarms allow you to detect the presence of fire almost immediately and a fire extinguisher can help you to douse the small fires before it becomes a raging inferno. When a fire breaks out, a family has less than a few minutes to escape the heat and smoke and the gases can cause suffocation. You can promote safety from fire outages at your home by:
- Installing a smoke alarm and placing a fire extinguisher in your house.
- Test the extinguishers and alarms at least once a month to ensure they are in working condition and change the batteries of the alarms every year
- Practise a safety drill with your kids so that they know what to do in case of an emergency.
Our Expert Tip: If you have multiple storeys in your home, then install one on every level of your house
Secure open spaces and lock doors
Did you know that accidental falls are one of the most common injuries that can happen to a child? In most cases, the severity of the injury depends on the height from which the fall has taken place. Keep open spaces barricaded and if you have a small baby at home, ensure that you never let your child sit on a bed unattended. Install safety gates at both ends of a staircase so that your little one has no access to the stairs. Do not allow your kids to play near a window or terraces without anyone around to supervise them. Always keep your front door locked and secured so that your child does not wander out of the front door accidentally.
Our Expert Tip: If you have a staircase of a hallway in your home, keep it clutter free and clear so that there are no instances of tripping or tumbling and getting injured.
Be prepared. Always.
There is never a time for an emergency, Be prepared always. We’ve listed a couple of things that are a must have to be prepared for any kind of emergency.
- Have a list of emergency phone numbers handy just in case you have to contact someone. Keep it in an accessible place.
- Always have a first aid kit in an accessible place
- Always have emergency numbers stored with your neighbour or a relative too who may be required to be contacted.
We know that parenting is not an easy task and we urge you to read through our posts on childproofing and safety tips that we have covered exhaustively to make your home a safer place.
As a parent, what is your essential tip to keep your little one safe? What is that one thing you always follow and never forget? Share your safe parenting tips with us on our blog and we’ll showcase it in our social medias.
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