Friday, April 17, 2020

Simple Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound


When you’re a parent, you always want what’s best for your little ones. You go well out of your way to provide them with the best quality of life. You try to enroll them in the best schools. You encourage their passions and interests by funding their extracurricular activities. You keep an eye out for them at all times, always searching for the best of the best. But the most important thing to focus on at any time is keeping them as safe and healthy as possible. Now, there are obvious factors that will help with this, such as ensuring they get their recommended exercise and that you provide them with a healthy and balanced diet. But there are other steps you can implement into your lifestyle that will help them further, staving off accidents and preventing injuries. Here are a few that you might want to consider!

Install Cupboard Locks

Cupboard locks are a great idea, especially if you have particularly young children. Our cupboards often contain all sorts of potentially dangerous products that could prove harmful should your little ones get a hold of them. Take the cupboard under the sink for example. This is the space in which many of us store cleaning products, bleaches, laundry detergents and other chemical products. They’re at a child’s level and can be easily accessed. Fitting cupboard locks ensures your kids can’t get in. Cupboard locks can also prove useful for kids who won’t stop snacking and sneak treats when you’re not looking. Having them installed can prevent unhealthy diets, weight gain and consequent problems, such as childhood obesity.

Don’t Let Your Children Pet Others’ Dogs

Most kids love dogs. They’ll point them out as they see them pass by on their walks. They might call out. But so many people let their children approach strangers’ dogs and pet them. Sure, most dogs are fine and friendly. But you can never be sure. You don’t want to risk your child being bitten. This can cause injury, as well as a fear of common animals they’re likely to have to encounter their whole life. If this situation does occur, get in touch with dog bite attack lawyers, Rosenfeld. However, prevention is always better than cure.

Fix Furniture to Walls

Nowadays, increasing numbers of furniture manufacturers are having grips fitted to the back of items such as bookcases, standing shelves and television stands so that they can be attached securely to the wall they stand in front of. These are essential if you have kids. You don’t want your little ones bumping into these items, attempting to climb them, or engaging in other activities that could result in the large pieces of furniture toppling on top of them.

These are just a few simple steps you can take to further ensure your children’s safety. They’re simple and generally free or cheap actions to take, so there’s no reason to avoid them. Your kids’ safety should always come first!

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18 comments:

  1. Cook on the back burners and turn pot handles away so they aren't in a child's reach.

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  2. We keep meaning to do the furniture.....

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  3. Put safety locks on your electric sockets and baby gates on your stairs.

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  4. Safety is very important. Great post.

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  5. helpful tips to share

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  6. Good advice. I fail at the not letting them pet others dogs, but I need to fix that.

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  7. These are great tips that are so often overlooked. Also, make sure stoves have the anti tip brackets installed to the walls. I go on so many home inspections where this was not done.

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  8. Fixing furniture to walls is important! I knew a friend who had a bookcase tip and hit her child.

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  9. Thank you for posting this!

    Julie

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  10. I love the one about not petting other's dogs! I was bitten as a child and feel this is very important

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  11. Thanks for the tips. Safety is so important!

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  12. Dogs especially strangers dogs always terrify me because i was bit when I was 1 by my aunts dog.

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  13. We were especially cautious with others' pets. Particularly dogs but living rurally, there are more aggressive, larger, pets to worry about as well.

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  14. These are great tips. Our friend has a new baby, so we need to get back into "baby proof" mode.

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  15. These are some great, practical tips on keeping your kids safe! I think these are all important to keep in mind.

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