Children, whoever has them should take as much care as possible. A blink of an eye is enough for domestic accidents to happen and then the headache appears. The smaller the child, the greater the risk of accidents at home and so, what to do to prevent them? The truth is that with the holidays coming, care must be doubled because with the kids at home, the risk of domestic accidents is even greater. So talking about precautions against domestic accidents we can emphasize the following possible places that have main focuses that could be risk of accidents: Kitchen, bathroom, backyard, service area, living room and bedroom.
The whole house? Yea! With so much accumulated energy from the children and so many risks that parents often do not even imagine inside their own home, domestic accidents can happen even without having time to visualize a possible imminent risk. We will then punctuate the focus of accidents inside each room of the house and outside it as well.
How to help prevent domestic accidents with children
In the kitchen: One of the main points to be extremely watched in the kitchen is certainly the stove. Taking simple precautions such as keeping the handles of the pots facing inwards and cooking whenever possible at the back of the stove can prevent and many domestic accidents, especially with young children. The rate of 2nd and 3rd degree burns in children up to 5 years old due to the spillage of boiling liquids in the kitchen , has decreased thanks to the clarification of these safety rules, but it costs nothing to reaffirm and remember how to proceed with young children at home during the preparation of meals.
But we shouldn’t be concerned only with the pots on the stove. It is very important to remember that the kitchen is full of traps for domestic accidents like the gas cylinder itself. Keep outlets well awayof them is a great idea, and always check for leaks and any indication of leakage, place them in an open place and never touch switches or any device that can trigger sparks. The sink also has some dangers for children, dangers like the dish rack, did you know? Yes, crockery can hurt the child if they already reach and imagine a knife hanging on the drying rack or dishes that can fall on the baby or child. That is why it is important to always leave dishes in the cupboards. After washing, try to dry and store it in order not to leave chances that domestic accidents with children will happen. The same rule applies to the table, leaving the table set with all appliances, plates, spoons, forks, knives, glasses and even dishes with hot food or drinks canfall on the child if the child pulls the tablecloth . So attention is never too much when placing the baby near the table, keeping a safe distance so that he avoids pulling the towel is very important.
Service area: Cleaning products. This is the biggest risk in the service area. Avoiding leaving products within the reach of children is essential. Especially products with striking coloring in pet bottles, the one for soda, you know? The child may mistake it for juice and soda. Intoxication by cleaning products in children is a major focus of domestic accidents. Other accidents in the service area may be connected to the iron.
Keeping children away from the ironing board and iron when ironing is essential for safety and preventing domestic accidents with burns. Speaking of burns, taking should also be a concern for parents. At this age, curiosity is greater than the notion of risk, so a spoon can easily become a weapon in a child’s hand. Avoiding shocks is easy, just plug all the outlets that are within reach of the kids, this tip is for the whole house.
In the bathroom: The toilet must always be with the lid down, small children who already reach the toilet can fall in and only 3 fingers of water are enough to cause a drowning. Laundry buckets should also be placed out of reach to prevent drowning as well.
In the living room: The corners of the tables must be protected with silicone protectors, both high and low, so that unnecessary head hits and some cocks are avoided. In addition, houses that have months in the center or corner that have glass in the center as well, can be the focus of accidents with young children at risk of breaking more easily. The current TVs, the thinnest ones can also be a key point of accidents, imagine that they are light enough that a smaller child can pull the TV and thus turn on top of themselves.
Bedroom: Bed, jumping on the bed is a danger! Not letting children jump on the bed avoids many unnecessary falls. Never leaving younger babies who can roll is also a precious tip, leaving everything handy before each change of clothes or procedure that needs to put the baby on the bed without leaving him alone is important. Never leave anything in the crib that the baby can climb and fall out of.
In the yard: Paying extra attention to houses that have a pool, the fascination with water can lead a small child to the pool without the adult responsible for it being aware of the risk at the time of the accident.
Tips for all corners of the house: When using stairways, always use fall gates. This is a fundamental instrument to prevent domestic accidents with falls. Protect any point that provides electricity, this includes extensions used indoors. Placing safety nets on windows and balconies of apartments or taller houses is essential to prevent falls.
Other points of care: Take great care with toys, always buy for the correct age and without pieces that your little one can put in his mouth and accidentally swallow. The same goes for coins and pen caps and pens. Avoiding domestic accidents is very simple, of course everything can happen in the blink of an eye, but keeping the house safe is essential for children.
Blogger’s note: I have already been through many scares with falling children, with everything I learned that keeping an eye in addition to keeping the house safe is very important. With the growth of children, guiding is fundamental. Alert and explain all the problems and accidents that can happen if, out of mere curiosity, the child moves there exactly where there is a risk, it can avoid eliminating a good part of the accidents. Prevention is the key word and guidance is essential.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.