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Safety Precautions

Infants

Your newborn is on a journey of discovery. He depends on you to keep him safe. It is the parent’s sole responsibility to provide & ensure safe atmosphere to the sibling.




Prevent falls : One of the most common accidents for new babies is falling off change tables or other high places when nappies are being changed. You can avoid an accident by keeping one hand on your baby at all times or by changing her on a clean towel or rug on the floor.

Prevent choking : Nothing should enter your newborn’s mouth besides your breast and his own fingers (and a bottle or dummy or safe, chewable toy if necessary). Do a regular scan of the area within baby’s reach and remove small objects.

No shaking : Never shake a baby. Even playfully throwing a newborn or young baby in the air can injure her fragile spinal column and brain.

Pets : Animals can be unpredictable (even a snoozy old cat can surprise with new behaviour). Introduce pets gradually and always under supervision, especially the family dog.

Bathing : Three things to remember here:

1. Use warm water (36° C)
2. Never leave your baby unattended
3. Keep the baby supported in your hands at all times.




Toddlers

To watch your toddler all the time, you would need to grow eyes in the back of your head. However, sensible safety rules will do the trick. The best way to toddler-proof your home is to get down to your child’s level and look about. Here are some other tips:

1. To avoid constantly telling them ‘no’, remove anything you don’t want touched. 

2. Toddlers love to climb so secure your furniture, especially bookcases and TVs.

3. Keep chairs away from windows and balconies.

4. Turn off space heaters when you leave the room.

5. When your toddler is out of your sight for a couple of minutes, you might want to check whether he’s discovered something intriguing but dangerous.



6. Curtain tie-backs and window blind cords can strangle a curious toddler. Remove them or hook them well out of reach.

7. When you make a well-deserved cup of coffee, keep it away from little fingers.

8. Install a safety gate at the top of stairs and teach your child to come down stairs backwards.

9. Keep medicines, cleaning fluids and other poisons locked away in high cupboards.

10. Turn down your hot water system to 50°C to avoid scalding.

11. Keep a well-stocked first aid kit and keep it out of your child’s reach.

12. Check your fire alarms regularly.

13. Deadlocking doors when you are inside the house prevents you getting out if there is a fire. Only deadlock when you are away from home.




Pre-Schoolers

A whole new world has opened up, most of it outside the safe confines of your home. Your preschooler needs to be kept safe while he experiments with his boundless new abilities. While we all are pre cautious to take enough care for our kids in home. The utmost importance is of ensuring outside safety for them.

Outdoor safety

Wheels -risks

Wheels can be tricky . Lots of practise in a safe area will build up his confidence. Falls are part of cycling. Teach your child how to stay safe on wheels



Playgrounds

1. The chance of a playground injury is greater for preschool and primary school children, as they are developing body strength and judgement skills.

2. Falls are the most common injury. The safest equipment for children three to five years is less than 1.5 metres high (no taller than the average woman).

3. Watch your child at all times and stand nearby if he is trying a daring new feat.

Water

To help your child stay safe around pools :

1. Always stay with your child when he is in or near the water, even if he can swim.

2. Remember that drowning can take less than a minute and is silent. Keep an eye on him at all times around water.



Youngsters

All School going children have the right to feel safe, both inside and outside the home. To protect them against danger, you can teach them safety rules. Of course, you still keep an eye on them. Common preschoolers risk factors of outside home scenario suits  also the youngsters. Apart from all those things one very important safety for grown up kids is safety towards internet.

Keeping your child safe on the internet

Your child will be using computers at school. If you are on the internet at home, they might even have favourite sites bookmarked. The internet is an open environment. Anyone can barge in with dodgy content, like pornography, or talk to a stranger in a chat room. These are things that children are to be protected from in the real world. The only way to really protect them on the internet is to supervise them at all times.



Teaching your child about how other people use the internet can also help:

1. Explain what chat rooms are for so he will understand that people online might pretend to be someone different.

2. You might want to make a rule about only entering a chat room if the kid has checked with you first.

3. Teach him how to leave a chat room if someone says something upsetting.


4. You can also teach your child to turn the screen off and tell you if something appears on screen that upsets her. Let her know that it’s not her fault that things appear there for no reason.




7 comments:

  1. Really informative and useful post.

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    1. Hii Saru, Welcome to my space and thanks for reading.

      We all may know many of the safety tips on kids but I am sure, it will be more effective if someone jots them down :)

      Hope many find them useful.

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    1. Hii Aliasgar, thannks for reading :)

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    1. Welcome Lipsy. Thanks for your valuable comments :)

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  4. Very informative post - as a mom I appreciate this post :)

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