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ALL ABOUT BABY PROOFING YOUR HOME
This article is meant for those people who have a young child in their home. It deals with one of the most crucial safety subjects for them. It is how to baby proof your household.
Starting from a toddler, a young child can fall into many troubles within seconds. Any little child is bound to be inquisitive and could slip into any awful situation easily. Following are some safety measures that you are strongly advised to heed to keep your hearth a secure environment for your child.
Electrical sockets are the first major things that you should check in the house. Those sockets that are devoid of any plugs must be shut out. Any common hardware store keeps a socket protector and you can buy one. Made of plastic, they are very inexpensive. They are a good cover and will stop your baby from putting his or her fingers into the sockets and electrocute themselves.
Matches pose another threat to the babies. Your child needs to be taught that matches are not playthings and never light a match in the presence of your child. The child would try to follow you, which is not wanted. You can also store the matches in a locked cabinet, or at least make sure they are kept at a safe distance away from the child in a cabinet or a drawer.
Children can burn themselves easily so take proper measures to prevent your child from hurting himself or herself by burning. Possibly you should attach a mixer faucet on your sink. This would proof your baby against getting burned from boiling water. Take care not to have any hot drink or a smoke when you are carrying your baby. If the drink or the smoke slips from your hand, then it may fall on the baby’s body damaging is new skin. Lastly, electrical cords or wires must be put away from the child so that they do not chew or pull them or get a fall on them.
Children can also drown themselves in water. Even in a bathtub you should be by the side of your child at all times. The baby would just need to slip but once, and down under the water will he go. If you need to attend to a cal or to the doorbell, wrap a towel around the child and bring him along.
There are surely a host of other measures that you need to follow, but these are some of the fundamental precautions in a nutshell that you should bear in mind.
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