Home sweet home. REMSA offers up a short list of quick, easy ways to help ensure child safety in your home.
You should be worry-free that you’ve made your home safe for your children everyday.
About two and a half million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices on the market today. Any safety device you buy should be sturdy enough to prevent injury to your child, yet easy for you to use. It’s important to follow installation instructions carefully. In addition, if you have older children in the house, be sure they re-secure safety devices. Remember, too, that no device is completely childproof; determined youngsters have been known to disable them.
You can childproof your home for a fraction of what it would cost to have a professional do it and safety devices are easy to find. You can buy them at hardware stores, baby equipment shops, supermarkets, drug stores, home and linen stores, and through mail order catalogues or online retailers.
Here are some child safety devices that can help prevent many injuries to young children.
1. Use Safety Latches and Locks
2. Use Safety Gates
3. Use Door Knob Covers and Door Locks
4. Use Anti-Scald Devices
5. Use Smoke Detectors
6. Use Window Guards and Safety Netting
7. Use Corner and Edge Bumpers
8. Use Outlet Covers and Outlet Plates
9. Use a Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector
10. Cut Window Blind Cords or use Safety Tassels and Inner Cord Stops or simply cut window
11. Use Door Stops and Door Holders
12. Use a Cordless Phone
If you have further questions about creating a home environment that is safe for your child, speak to a pediatrician.