At home, children are more likely to be hurt than anywhere else. The vast majority of injuries may be foreseen and prevented. Make your house as safe as you can before having a kid. Outdoor risks, such as the driveway, front and back gardens, pool, and barbecue areas, must also be considered.
Making physical alterations to your living space might help to lower your chance of being injured. It is possible to include special safety measures in designing a new or renovated home. It will be much less expensive to have safety elements at the design stage than to change and make them safer afterward.
Here is a checklist for improving your house for your young child:
Remove any cords that could get around your baby's neck, and tie them up neatly.
Mobiles and hanging crib toys should also be kept out of your baby's reach.
Remove strings on crib toys and pacifiers.
A crib is like a baby's safe place. You can keep the bars no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
If the baby's crib bars are too broad, you can weave a cloth between the bars.
The mattress should fit snugly against the crib's sides to prevent suffocation.
Toys with tiny pieces, sharp edges, or sharp points should be avoided.
Toys with well-sealed components are the best. Toys are twisted, prodded, and pulled by young toddlers.
Toys that are meant for young children should be labeled with safety information like "Not recommended for children under the age of 3" or "non-toxic" and should be made of "hygienic materials," and stuffed animals and dolls should be made of "washable/hygienic materials."
Toys have pieces smaller than 1.3 inches in diameter or 2 1/4 inches long, such as marbles, balls, and ball games, to avoid a possible choking.
Toys for older children should not be given to newborns or toddlers.
You should never leave your kid alone in the bathtub since they may drown in even a tiny amount of water.
Never, ever, ever, ever leave your youngster in the toilet or tub alone, even if an older child is there with them.
Take your youngster with you if you need to answer the phone or open the door.
Check the water before placing your kid in the tub to ensure it's clean.
If the water in the sink or bathtub is overly hot, young children are at risk of being burnt.
The temperature of your water heater should be no more than 120°F.