02 Nov National Child Safety Month: Tips to Keep Your Children Safe
Did you know November is child safety month? At our insurance office, we consider that every family should be informed and educated about ways to keep your children safe from common hazards. No parent ever wants their children to be injured or need emergency care, but it is important to understand what to do when such a circumstance develops. Here are our insurance agencies best tips to keep your children safe from dangers during the National Child Safety Month.
Young children are infamous for putting everything in their mouths, and something that medicine may look like a good snack for a curious young child.
To prevent your child from accidental poisoning, make sure that:
- Keep all medicines and vitamins out of reach.
- Save detergents and other chemicals in a locked cabinet or wardrobe.
- Keep the number for poison control (1-800-222-1222) nearby or stored on your phone. In the unfortunate case something happens, you know who to call in an emergency.
In addition to putting everything in the mouth, the children also have the habit of touching everything. Therefore, it is imperative that you take precautions to protect your children from being burned from hot surfaces.
- Before doing anything like ironing or cooking, make sure your children are in a safe place and never let them be unanswered in the kitchen! Children can easily harm dangerous appliances or heat food and liquids.
- Matches, lighters, lights and other heating devices should always be kept out of reach of children.
- Always check the water temperature in your baby's bath or shower; If it is too hot it may damage its sensitive skin.
Children love to explore, run and maybe not be as stable on their feet. While a small fall can cause bruising, something more serious can cause broken bones or head injury.
Here's how to help prevent your child from stumbling and falling:
- Keep doorways leading to dangerous areas, such as basement or winds, locked.
- Make sure all stairs have security guards in front of them.
- Make sure all your windows also have some kind of protection in front of them. That way your child will not be tempted to climb out.
- Remind your children not to climb furniture or tables; While it may seem like a fun adventure, they can fall and seriously harm themselves.
Going outside the home
Children may be exposed to dangers outside the home, and it is important that you take the same proactive measures as you do inside the home.
- Your children are likely to accompany you when you go out, so make sure they are secured in a car seat suitable for their length and age .
- Never let your children be unanswered in a playground or park, they can travel, get injured in a scune or worse, pick up something that can cause them to hurt themselves like rubbish or insects.
- When close to water, such as a pool, lake or beach, make sure they have  the correct flotation device so that they will not drown. It is also imperative to keep your baby's eyes around water and take immediate action if you notice that they are struggling to stay fluent.
- Keep your child washing your hands after leaving a public area, as this helps prevent disease. You can also carry a box of towels to take you for travel so you can try to prevent bacteria from spreading to your children.
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