There is a proverb that says, ‘home is where the heart is.’ True to this proverb, your home should be a haven of peace and safety for you and your children. Unfortunately, recent research statistics have reported rising numbers of children hurting or dying from accidents at home.
However, the good news is that with a bit of extra care and caution at home you can protect your children from being part of this statistic. Below are tips to help you keep all areas of your home safer for your kids and prevent frequent accidents.
Like charity, safety begins at home too. As your children grow, their curiosity also increases, and naturally, they try out things for the sake of it and test their limits. As a result, they engage in several risky activities to discover their physical capabilities or want to have more fun.
It would be safer and helpful if you taught your kids about their safety early for these reasons. On top of that, it would be better to make it a part of your routine with them because it is never too early to teach your kids how to be safe.
To effectively teach them about their safety, you can:
- · Make the learning sessions fun and easy to remember through games and other activities, and make sure they are fully participating.
- · Repeat these lessons and avoid assuming that they already know. Remind them consistently every time they are going to play.
- · Actions speak louder than words, so demonstrate and practice these safety behaviours, and they will copy.
- · If you constantly travel with your children, ensure you have enough knowledge on child traffic fatalities.
Update Your Locks
The most obvious thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘lock’ is security. Sometimes the risks to your child’s safety may not always come from the inside. Sometimes, these risks come from intruders, among other external factors.
If your children are still young, make sure you lock all gates and windows whether you are around or not. You are more assured of their safety when you do so, and you know they won’t leave the compound without your supervision.
Install Security Cameras
Even with the best safety education, your child will try a few dangerous things when you are not watching. So, install security cameras around your home to keep an eye on them without being physically present.
Consider positioning CCTV cameras as strategically as possible. This will help you monitor them easily as they play. Installing security cameras will also help you see intruders or child traffickers trying to gain access into your home or take note of the areas in your home that you do not go to regularly.
Whether you are a parent that goes to work every day, stays at home, or works from home, the safety of your child is paramount, and you should never compromise on it. Remember to keep away items that expose your child to potential risks and practice the tips on this article to minimise accidents around your home.