How to Ensure Your Child Won’t Be Seriously Injured in your Home

It sounds alarming to say that a child could be hurt or killed in their own home.  Truth is that most injuries occur at home and are due to failure of child proofing your home.  It may seem like a huge undertaking at first, but it really is not so difficult.

Use these around the house and bathroom child proofing hints to turn dangerous hot spots and tricky safety issues into fool proof ways to ensure your child is safe.  As always, never under estimate your baby or toddler and maintain constant and appropriate supervision.  Any cords hanging down from lamps or draped across the room are fair game for your child.  Tape them down or keep them out of sight,  and thus out of mind.

Just some of the child proofing issues you should take care of :

  1. Electrical outlets throughout the house will cause curiosity and interest.  Keep them covered when not in use and think about investing in difficult to manipulate electrical covers
  2. Your hard wood floors may look beautiful and be easy to clean, but remember they are slippery and make for a hard fall.  During the early months and beyond falls will become a mainstay.  Allow children to walk bare foot on hardwood, tiled or linoleum floors to avoid falls
  3. Your book case and furniture really need to be adhered to the wall to avoid them tipping over onto your child.  They will try to pull up on everything
  4. Pad the corners of tables or anything else in the home that has sharp corners
  5. Anything that has small parts or pieces needs to be kept up and away.  Coins, buttons, paper clips, beads, earrings or anything else small causes severe choking risks

Another Dangerous Place In Your Home Is The Bathroom

Keeping it secure and safe first and foremost means making sure the water heater is set no higher than 49 degrees Celsius.  The toilet and bathtub need to be used with extreme caution.  Think about installing lid safety locks and never leave your child in the bath tub unattended for even one second.  Shavers, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, medications, hair dryers, and all sorts of other hazards lurk in the bathroom.   It might be wise to gate it shut or install high locks on the doors so you can rest assured your child is never left alone in the bathroom.

Related Child Proofing Articles

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  3. Ensure Your Child Won’t Be Seriously Injured In Your Home
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  5. The Baby Safety Products Guide for Smart Parents
  6. Key Principles to Basic Childproofing

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