What are some of the must have child safety precautions in house with a 3-5 yrs old around?
Three to five year olds are usually active, curious and they have the desire to touch and try everything, even after you tell them not to. Here are some home childproofing tips you can consider: - Keep medication, chemicals and poisons in a safe place where children cannot access them to prevent accidental poisoning. The fridge may seem like a safe place but it really is not -- young children may believe the item is food. - You should also regularly check that safety sockets and electrical cables are not exposed to young children. You can get socket protectors and tape cables to prevent accidents. - Make sure furniture such as tables and bookcases are away from a child's usual play area as they may have sharp corners which children can run into and become injured. You can minimise the risk of injury by considering where these are positioned and by being aware when you children are near them. You can also get those furniture protectors that cover the sharp corners.Read more
Few Tips - Install safety guards across entries to stairs and balconies, and always supervise your child on stairs and balconies, even if you have guards. - Keep hot drinks away from and out of reach of children. - Working smoke alarms are an essential fire safety precaution. - Removing or storing potential poisons to locked cupboard or cabinet. - Get an electrician to install safety switches - Use power point covers. - Don't behave like careless and use common sense.Read more
not loose cables lying around tie everything up. Keep all fragile stuff off low tables in case they grab and throw it. must make sure your floor is dry so that your child does not slip and fall. kitchen should be out of bounds for kids until they are old enough to help wash dishes so you should start instilling that thought from young. Make sure your doors have door guards and all furniture with sharp edges are proofed with rubber stubs to prevent any accidentRead more
baby-proofing electrical sockets, and sharp edges of furnitures is crucial. Ward off rooms that you don't want them getting into. Put tools on a safe place so they wouldn't get a hold of them. At this age, children will also be extremely curious and would want to explore anything and everything. So be careful of choking hazards and sharp objects lying about the house.Read more
Protect sharp edges on cupboards and shelves etc. I smacked my head off of a small cupboard when I was around this age and I still have a scar. Also, draws and cupboards, to protect your child from slamming their fingers inside. We have non slam on everything and it's really great! You can get them from IKEA http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/catalog/products/30271274/Read more
No loose/live wires running around (for fear of getting tangled/electrocuted), no sharp edges and things (tables, scissors etc), no substances/materials that could harm you when ingested (ESPECIALLY MOTH BALLS - they look so pretty and colourful), and no plastic bags or any other items that your child may get stuck in :)Read more
- lock away sharp items in locked cabinet or drawer - lock away small items and chemicals in locked cabinet - keep away decorative or attificial food that the toddles might put into their mouth - use a door barrier for the kitchen to keep toddler from going inRead more
Ensuring that you cover the sharp corners of furniture with something soft, and keep glass items away form their reach. Also, putting door stoppers so that they don't don't get hurt if the door accidentally slams shut!
Child proofing the home is quite necessary when you have young children. Here are some tips to make sure you are covered: http://www.babycenter.com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc#articlesection1