There is nothing in life more important than your child. That’s why it’s crucial that you employ the proper safety measures at home for your toddler.
This way your kid will stay unharmed, preventing injuries from occurring at home. Below, you’ll find some of the most vital steps to take at home.
Plain and simple, stay away from walkers. While the use of walkers has fallen quite a bit since the 1990s, there are still thousands of walker-related injuries every year in the United States.
That’s because toddlers in walkers can fall right over items, roll themselves into hot ovens, heaters or even swimming pools.
Then, there’s always the possibility that a toddler in a walker will roll right down the stairs. Remember, a walker has the power to give a baby the push needed to break right through a gate.
Instead of a walker, you should always opt for buying your toddler a stationary activity saucer.
You should never rely strictly on window screens to keep your toddler from falling out of windows. Simply put, window screens are not that strong, so you should therefore open windows from the top or else employ a window guard.
Keep in mind, kids can fall through a window that’s even open as little as 5 inches.
If you go with a window guard, it should be childproof but easy enough for adults to open if there’s a fire going on. You should also push away chairs, beds, cribs and any other furniture from the nearby window so that your toddler can’t climb onto them.
Under no circumstances should your child be left alone around a stairway, even if it’s gated. That’s because toddlers can easily climb up that gate at the top of the stairs, resulting in a huge fall.
You should therefore install a safety gate at the door of your toddler’s room. This way they can’t get out of their room without your supervision, so there’s no chance here of even reaching the top of the stairs.
You may also put in a hardware-mounted safety gate at the top and bottom of each flight of stairs. Accordion gates should be avoided at all costs, though, as toddlers can get their heads stuck in them.
Keeping your toddler safe around the house can seem like a 24/7 job. While you may be tempted to let your toddler run around the house unsupervised, this can be very dangerous.
If you want to prevent any injuries from happening to your toddler at home, you must practice the strictest and most effective safety practices.
Contact Robert H Littlejohn if your child has been injured at home.
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