It’s the dream of every parent to have happy kids. While there are many sources of happiness, having a safe home will make sure that your kids are happy. Many accidents can happen at the home and cause injuries of which some can be fatal. A safe home is not only the physical aspect but emotional too. That will help you raise confident kids which will help them to achieve almost anything in life. Low self-esteem most of the time is a subconscious result of something that happened while growing up. Some of the things that you can do to ensure that you have a safe home for your kids include:
Take safety precautions in the home
Many accidents can happen in a home such as falls, burns and scalds, cuts, poisoning, drowning, and suffocation. Even though your home may be very adult-friendly, it may still have potential hazards for your kids. To prevent falls, avoid slippery things on the floor. If you have a small baby, make sure you have safety gates at all the appropriate places. Make sure you have some form of lighting at night to prevent tripping.
Keep medicines and other harmful substances out of reach for children. Keep hot drinks and pots out of reach to avoid potential burns. The water for bathing should not be too hot. Candles, incense, cigarettes should be handles with care. If need be, proof all electrical switches to prevent potential shocks from that.
If possible, install smoke alarms in your home for more fire safety. When it comes to water such as pools and bathtubs, kids should be supervised as it can lead to drowning.
Have the right equipment
Every home needs to have the right equipment’s. Even though you may work hard to prevent accidents, in case it happens, you need to have the equipment to deal with it. This includes things like a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. In case of a fire breakout, a fire extinguisher can help you out before even the 911 team arriving. While knowing basic first aid and CPR is important, you need at least a first aid kit so that you can do first aid as you go to the hospital or before the medical team arrives in case of an accident.
While you may do everything to protect your children, it gets even better when you educate them about safety in the home. Let them know what is safe and what is not, and when to ask for help. Also, make sure that their caregivers are knowledgeable about first aid.
Develop close relationships with your kids
When you are close to your kids, then they can be open to you and with that, you easily know what they are going through. Some kids may get abused or be depressed about something but are afraid to share since they are not free with their kids. Safe homes are those that kids can feel safe even emotionally.