We took a little bit of a break from child safety Friday during the holiday season, but we are back and hope that everyone had a very wonderful holiday and a happy New Year. For our first safety article after the new year, we want to focus on the Top 10 Home Safety Tips for Children that can help you make your home more child friendly.
Unintentional injuries can and do occur in the home – from burns, falls, lead and carbon monoxide poisoning from household cleaners, to animal bites or accidental choking.
According to statistics taken from The Children’s Safety Network home injuries account for at least one-third of all injury related emergency room visits. And according to the CDC, “374 children between the ages of 0-19 are treated in an emergency room and two children die as a result to being poisoned each day in the U.S.”
Taking preventative measures will help to reduce the risk of at-home injuries amongst parents and caregivers.
Child Safety Friday Tips to Home Safety
- The use of safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs – attached to the wall – will help prevent any unnecessary falls that could be disastrous.
- When children are around water – whether a bath, pool, pond, beach, lake, etc. – make sure that you are watching them at all times.
- Keep cribs clear of any objects that your child can choke on.
These are just some tips that we have come up with to help ease your mind when it comes to home care. These tips will be helpful for the new parent, any caregiver, and grandparent alike.
Have a safe and happy weekend. We will see you again next Friday for the continuation of Child Safety Friday!