Kids get injured every day in the safety of their own homes.

But there are things you can do to prevent it.

SUPERVISION IS THE BEST PREVENTION, BUT…

Even the most watchful parents can’t keep their children out of harm’s way every second of the day. Children can injure themselves in the blink of an eye. You could turn your head away for a moment and the child could pull down a boiling pot of food, or swallow something he or she could choke on. It’s hard for parents to anticipate all the potential dangers around their children. You can take steps to protect your children in your home if you know the facts and how to prepare.

In the Kitchen

  • 1.
      Use back burners of the stove and turn all pot handles to the back.
      keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.
      keep electrical cords connected to cooking appliances out of reach.
      never hold or pass hot fluids over a child.
  • 2.
      install safety latches on all doors and cabinets, especially where cleaning products and medications are located.
      lock all cabinets and drawers containing glass, knives, scissors, and other small objects.
  • 3.
      Keep containers with hot drinks inside, away from the edge of the table.
      DO NOT PLACE HOT FLUIDS ON TABLECLOTHS, IN CASE THE CHILD PULLS ON IT.
      DISPOSE OF ANY PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS AND CLEANING BAGS.
  • 4.
      REMOVE ALL SMALL MAGNETS FROM THE FRIDGE. SMALL ITEMS CAN EASILY BE LODGED IN A TODDLER’S THROAT.
      MOVE ALL GLASSED ITEMS IN FRIDGE TO HIGHER SHELVES.
      Large Appliances should be bracketed to the wall to prevent tipping.

In the Bathroom

  • 1.
      DON’T KEEP LARGE BUCKETS OR CONTAINERS OF LIQUID AROUND THE HOUSE, CHILDREN CAN FALL IN HEAD FIRST.
  • 2.
      PLACE A LOCK ON ALL TOILETS.
  • 3.
      ALWAYS CHECK BATH WATER TEMPERATURE BEFORE PUTTING A CHILD IN THE TUB.
      NEVER LEAVE YOUR TODDLER IN THE BATHTUB ALONE, EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME.

In the Bedroom

  • 1.
      MAKE SURE CLOSETS CAN BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE SO THAT YOUR TODDLER DOESN’T GET LOCKED IN.
      NEVER LOCK A TODDLER IN A ROOM.
  • 2.
      USE A SAFE CRIB WITH A SNUG-FITTING MATTRESS THAT CANNOT GET PULLED AWAY FROM THE CORNER.
      MAKE SURE THE CRIB HAS NO AREAS WITH GAPS MORE THAN TWO INCHES SO THAT A CHILD’S HEAD CANNOT GET STUCK.
      Babies should sleep alone, on their back in an empty crib. No pillows, bumper pads, quilts, stuffed toys, etc.
  • 3.
      IF POSSIBLE, DO NOT PLACE CRIB NEAR OR UNDER A WINDOW.
      REMOVE THE DRAPERIES AND BLINDS FROM AROUND THE CRIB.
      Use cordless blinds or blind cord wind ups
  • 4.
      Secure furniture to the wall with anti-tip straps.
      Install drawer stoppers to help prevent tipovers
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