When your child begins to crawl or walk he becomes a little explorer in a house full of dangers.
As we know how difficult it is to be able to control your child in one of his most restless and unpredictable stages of his life, from PregDream Parents we help you to ensure that your home has an adequate baby-scout-proof setting .
After successfully overcoming the intensive care stage that you have dedicated to your newborn still immovable in his crib, now you have a curious child who spends his days sniffing around the house, peeking out anywhere and touching everything, causing you to be in a constant state alert. And it is normal that you suffer, according to the statistics and unfortunately, children from one to four years suffer the highest percentage to suffer a death due to a fire, drowning, poisoning or some fall .
CRAWL WITH YOUR CHILD TO KNOW THE DANGERS TO WHICH HE IS EXPOSED
PUT YOURSELF IN YOUR BABY’S SHOES
Imitate the steps of your child, follow him everywhere, do not lose detail of what he does in a whole day. Leave it to your free will, spy on it if necessary, and if you think it is even more effective, start crawling too. You will then see what dangers your child is exposed to and how curious he is, so you will know where in the house you should dedicate special dedication to controlling every nook and cranny and where to start preparing to make your home a safe place.
Keep in mind that every time your child grows up and makes different movements, call it walking , picking up or throwing things, you must remain alert and continue to prepare your home to improve it.
It is for something that almost all beauty and cleaning products have on their label the sign “Keep away from children”, and that is that the slightest drink that they make of these products are very harmful to your health . Learn what and how to keep your baby away from them.
Under the sink: It is undoubtedly the place where there are more cleaning products par excellence. The closet or kitchen drawers in particular are the furniture where we find the most harmful products for our baby; There we find dishwashers, grease removers, oven cleaners … Perhaps you also have toxic bottles in the garage, in the laundry room or other places where cleanliness is obvious. Detergents, fabric softeners, bleaches, insecticides, glass cleaners …
In the bathroom: Lacquers, foams, perfumes , gels, shampoos, dyes , hair bleaches … and also on the medicine shelf, where any pill, syrup or product that has been purchased in a pharmacy is toxic to the small.
FOR THE PLUGS THAT CAN BE REACHED BY THE LITTLE ONES, THERE ARE REMOVABLE DISABLERS.
Solution: Buy if you see necessary, for your baby’s favorite cabinets and drawers, stops and locks . They are easy to apply and quite cheap. Although the best advice we can provide you is that you transfer toxic products to cabinets where your child does not now arrive and put things safer for him on low shelves.
FIRE AND ELECTROCUTION
E lectricity is undoubtedly one of the greatest dangers to the health of our children and an important reason to take into account in the conditioning of our home. So let’s see what we can do:
With regard to plugs, these are the object that most often attract babies . They introduce their hands, forks, toys, and this can cause great damage to them and also to the house. Perhaps for this very reason today these electrical outlets are the ones that have the most gadgets when it comes to avoiding accidents.
Nowadays, for plugs that can be reached by children, there are removable disablers , although there is also the possibility of screwing them, but this would eliminate their use. Another solution is to cover the same sockets with furniture that cannot be moved by the little ones or to apply tape on them.
With regard to electrical cables, also dangerous in our home, you can also hide them behind furniture or use special protectors to cover them.
PUT STOPS AND LOCKS ON CABINETS THAT YOUR BABY CAN REACH
Although to prevent possible fires, it is advisable to install smoke detectors in all rooms of the house and that you call a technician to check them every year to make sure they work perfectly.
Perhaps the most frequent danger that our children can be exposed to. First of all, we are going to divide drownings according to whether they occur by suffocation or by choking .
The bathroom, as it is mostly the one that provides water in the house, is the one that has the most dangers , so you should avoid leaving your baby free, especially there. It is also favorable that you condition it by applying child-proof locks on the toilet seats, so that they do not stick their heads inside browsing and buy, if you are very afraid that your child will slip on your hands when you are bathing him, a support for the creature to sit in the bathtub or tub where you bathe it. Nor should you forget to keep any container with water near it away.
The baby’s room or any other room in the house also needs special preparation for the curtains , since they are usually regulated with a few threads where if your baby gets trapped, his neck and his breathing will be blocked. So make sure that these are short enough to keep your child safe or simply tie them by making the same knot with the cord.
Another place that you may have forgotten is your child’s own crib . Sudden infant death syndrome is the one that could suffer there when being able to choke on the sheets, mattress or pillow and it is therefore necessary that you always put your baby on his back and not surround himself with soft materials.
As for choking in minors, you should keep away any gadget small enough to be swallowed by them . Think that they love to bite and suck on anything they can reach and that a simple button on a badly sewn shirt or a toy that you thought was harmless can make them choke.
Undoubtedly the most common when our baby starts to walk and especially to explore … Keep him away from danger with this simple conditioning.
The staircases and high windows like closed preference and keep children away from there . The care that you will have to carry out is to place pressure grilles, adaptable or screwed in their different varieties, with bars that are sufficiently separated so that the child’s head does not get stuck in them or also protective meshes or simple mosquito nets that will have a double function.
Also alert with slippery floors, very wet floors, slippery bathtubs and changing tables. The best advice and prevention is that you are with the baby and do not forget about him for a second. Likewise, high chairs, preferably in use to control your baby well, must be strong, stable and firm, but above all they must have safety ropes.
PREVENT YOUR BABY FROM SUFFERING ANY HARM WITH THESE SIMPLE MODIFICATIONS IN YOUR HOME
If for some reason you’ve lost sight of your baby and got into trouble, the first thing you should have on hand is a first aid kit . It would also be advisable to go to a child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class, on the other hand, if you see that the accident has been serious, it is useful to have the emergency number saved on your mobile phone and at home. With such a scare, you may block and what you have learned above does not come to your head, so contact professionals.
Remember above all that any preparation you have used so that your little one does not suffer any danger can fail if you do not comply with the basic care of watching your baby and nothing happens that is only a minute can become a misfortune. As you can see, keeping our little ones out of danger is not complicated when they start to crawl and walk and it does not involve a great economic effort. Now that you have everything ready, do not suffer, your baby will be safe .
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.