Child safety: prevention

House & Garden Cuttingx3dge December 6, 2016 0 3
Accidents do happen, especially in children. A child that his surroundings and the world to explore, it can put themselves in danger, both indoors and outdoors. Can not prevent all accidents, but there are many steps and tips that enhance security. In this article you will find a variety of security. The phone rings .....
You're like suitcases to pack for your holiday. On the table you have the drugs ready to be put on vacation. The phone rings. When you come back you child el swallowed some 'sweets'. It is a fact; most accidents with children in and around the house just happen at the moments when the parents are just as busy. Consider here more, then come 'unguarded moments' less common.


  • The child pull no flammable clothing.
  • Dress the child is not too hot or too cold.
  • Make sure there are no loose strings and knots are on the clothes.
  • Tie knot, shoelaces and similar closed properly.
  • Provide good shoes: appropriate and with non-slip soles.
  • Beware of sunburn.

  • Choose toys without toxic varnish or paint.
  • Choose toys that no small loose parts are on.
  • Choose toys that are not flammable.
  • Choose toys without sharp edges, corners or edges.
  • Choose toys that do not fit in the mouth.

Keep on toys that the child receives, always rekeing with the habits and the age of the child. A child has the habit to put anything in the mouth is more likely to choke and suffocate.
  • Do not wear socks with the child when you walk on a slippery staircase / floor.
  • Transport the child in the car in a good seat according to legal guidelines.
  • Caring for a child lock in the car.
  • Never leave a child alone in the car.
  • Use the bike a safe child seat with footrests.
  • Wrap up child well when you start cycling. You bike, but the child sit still and thus cools down earlier.


Bed and Box
  • The bars of the cot must be between 6 and 7.2 cm apart.
  • Use bassinet and crib are no loose pillows and sheets.
  • Make sure the crib is sanded smooth and has no sharp edges and protruding screws.
  • The bed should be painted with lead-free and saliva-and scratch resistant paint.
  • Never use a harness in a baby cot.
  • Look out over the bed with ropes strung with toys.
  • Put not the crib under the window sill, open windows or near a heater.
  • Put a baby unattended in a large bed.
  • Put on a hard floor a soft rug for the cot.
  • Make a pitcher not too hot, wrap the jar in textiles and place the jar with the stopper in the direction of the foot bed; make sure there is a blanket between the jar and the child sits.

  • Make sure the changing table or dresser has solid edges.
  • Never leave your child lying alone on the side.
  • Place screens on open windows against insects.
  • Roll the strings of the blinds / shades on.
  • Protect cords and electrical outlets.
  • There should not be pets in the nursery

Of course, never let the baby alone at home. Even if you only need to get away. If you do not have a babysitter, tell at least the neighbors that you're away. And also make sure that they have access to a laundromat and the key to your home.
Living room
  • Make sure that the child can not come with electrical cords.
  • Attach safety valves on the low outlets.
  • Roll strings of the blinds / shades on.
  • Make sure that a child can not independently open the windows.
  • Scherme sharp table corners and similar off.
  • Ensure that there is a glass plate of security glass.
  • Put any cloth on the table where a child can lean on.
  • Keep hot liquids out of reach of children.
  • Keep hazardous and toxic materials out of the reach of children.

Bathroom and Toilet
  • Always check the temperature of the water.
  • Thermostats with bath and shower are preferred.
  • Do not leave children alone in the bath.
  • Bring in anti slip bath and shower.
  • Put medicines and cleaning products out of reach of children.
  • Screen washer and dryer with child-resistant closures.
  • Hang no smell in the toilet blocks.
  • Rinse the toilet directly after by use of chlorine.
  • Put the toilet brush high because there remains detergent can sit at.
  • Rinse using hot water to the faucet with cold water.
  • Keep the litter box out of the reach of children.

  • Put cleaning products away from children.
  • Secure sockets.
  • Note cords and electrical equipment.
  • Make sure the steal of the pans on the stove rearward facing.
  • Place a rack on around the seeds of the cooker.
  • Secure cabinets and drawers with dangerous things such as knives, scissors and matches.
  • Remove stools etc. where children can climb on.
  • Beware when the lights on, the door is hot.
  • Only with a new stove.
  • Rinse using hot water to the faucet with cold water.

Hallway and Staircase
  • Make sure there is a good handrail of the stairs.
  • Place stair gates top and bottom of the stairs.
  • Attach any stair carpet firm.
  • Keep outside doors closed.


  • Make sure the child is safe and well dressed.
  • Note poisonous plants and berries.
  • Keep garden tools stored properly.
  • Pay attention to the environment: how is the traffic, there is open water in the neighborhood, there is adult supervision at the monkey bars???
  • Check the sandbox on dirt, broken glass, cat poop, cigarette butts, etc.
  • Make sure that green bins and garbage cans from falling.

Crèche, Nursery, School

In the area of ​​safety and hygiene, the law already rules here. Also hosts regular inspections. Also, parent councils herein should have a role. Some points can be given further on, is:
  • Shielded / protected playground.
  • Stable, stuck play.
  • No hard surfaces to climb - and sliding devices but sand or rubber tiles.
  • Annually changing the playing sand.