How to Keep Your Kid Safe Even When You Are Around
When you are a kid, falling, tumbling, crashing and slipping is a part of your daily life. No one will be shocked to know that you fell when you were trying to walk, or you slipped because you ran so hard. But as parents, we all worry when our kid is harmed even slightly because we can’t see our munchkin cry or in pain. So, are there some things that you can do as a parent to ensure your kids’ safety. The first thing on your list should be to ensure that your kid remains safe even when you are with him or her.
How can you do that? By being vigilant and following some advice mentioned below. First off, you should know that these are basic tips and there are a million others around the web. But these are the basics you need to learn by heart. Ready? Let’s go then.
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Safety at Home
You can ensure your kids’ safety at home by following this useful advice from cardingforkids.cps.ca as it will ensure your kids grow up without injuries.
Be prepared for new skills: Your child’s risk of injury depends, in part, on his physical development and thinking and remembering skills. For example, does he enjoy climbing? Can he pull a chair over to a counter or stove? Can he open the door by himself to go outside or into the bathroom? Think ahead and prepare before a situation becomes dangerous… Read More
If you want the kid to avoid injuries, you should not only ban him from doing certain things like getting too close to the gas stove or pulling a heavy chair, you should also explain the reasons for the same. Make the kid understand that fire from a gas stove can lead to painful burns and lifting a heavy chair might lead to serious injuries. Show him pictures if you must but make sure your kid understands what’s dangerous and what’s not.
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Safety in a Car
After you know how to keep your kid safe in a home, the next step is to follow this little advice on car safety shared by CDC.gov, a reliable website that promotes positive parenting.
Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by the car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it will be time for him to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat of the vehicle…Read More
No matter which equipment you are using, make sure that it’s 100 percent safe and built of top quality materials. Never buy cheap imitations because your kids’ life literally depends on it. We also suggest that you let your kid buckle or unbuckle himself/herself if he or she wants to at the beginning or end of a ride, never during a ride. It is also your responsibility to make sure that the kid doesn’t jump or moves quickly as it might unseat him or her.
Now that you have learned how to keep your kid secure inside the home and a vehicle, you need to remember that you should keep an eye on the kids whenever they enter the kitchen. Why? It’s because a kitchen is the only place in a home where the likelihood of burning, cutting, slipping and falling is higher than the rest of the house. Read the below-mentioned advice from Rochester.edu and your kid will probably be safer in a kitchen.
Safety in Kitchen
- Keep your child in a safe place while you are cooking or ironing.
- Turn pot/pan handles inward on the stove.
- Never allow children to be unsupervised in the kitchen.
- Keep items such as matches, lighters, curling irons, candles, and hot foods and liquids out of a child’s reach… Read More
If your little one wants to learn how to cook, you can ask your baby to help you in other ways by assigning him or her special duties like fetching the milk from the fridge, laying the table, or ensuring that everyone has washed their hands before having a meal. Such little tasks will probably keep the little one safe and engaged. You can also let your little one owns his or her own kitchen set to keep him or her addicted to kitchen duties and feel more independent.
Ensuring that a kid is safe at home or in a vehicle is the duty of every parent/guardian until the kid learns to stay away from things that can harm. Don’t let the little ones loose in the house and keep a hawk eye on them so that they don’t end up with an injury that could scar them for life. We also recommend that you teach kids what they can do and what they cannot and offer rewards if they behave themselves in a home, car or kitchen.