7 Sep 2019

The ABCs Of Keeping Your Kids Safe At Home

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Protecting our children is a priority that unites all parents, and there are many different elements
to consider. However, given the amount of time spent at home, it makes sense to start with this
part of your life. Thankfully, creating a safer home for your son or daughter is...well, child’s play. 


Focus on these three key elements and you’ll be sure to create a perfect home environment or
your child. 


Accident prevention  


Preparation is always the best form of protection, not least when dealing with young children. If
you’re not careful, the property will house an array of threats. Therefore, you must take all of the
necessary steps to prevent those accidents from occurring. Nobody wants a trip to A&E. 


Childproofing the property can include many different elements. Covering plug sockets is a great
starting point while fireguards and kitchen door locks are useful too. Meanwhile, foam covers on
sharp table edges can be useful when your toddlers are running around on relatively unsteady feet.
Of course, keeping dangerous consumables and materials out of reach should be high on the
agenda too. 


Finally, you can reduce the damage from trips and falls by making smarter flooring choices. Or
removing furniture or other items that could pose a danger to your child’s safety. 

Backyard safety 


Spending more time outdoors can only have a positive impact on your child’s wellbeing. The fresh air,
increased physical activity, and exposure to vitamin D are all steps in the right direction. However, you
need to take the necessary steps to keep your child safe. 


Wearing suncream is just the start. Creating a childproof garden will prevent slips, falls, and bumps.
Meanwhile, you need to set clear boundaries so that your child doesn’t play with potentially dangerous
items from the shed. Having garden games to keep them entertained should help. It may be necessary
to remove water features and other dangerous elements. 


Then again, you can stay on top of most situations simply by being out in the garden too. Bonding
through gardening is a great idea. You can also create a comfortable patio space for when you just
want to oversee things. 


Computer safety 


For any generations, safety inside the home and in the garden would’ve sufficed. Nowadays, we are
living in a digital era, which is why online protection should be on the agenda too. Kids will need to use
technology on a frequent basis, but they need to do it in the right manner. 


One of the best ways to achieve this is to keep them away from dangerous platforms. Avoid social
media platforms where they could meet strangers and stick to private messaging with their friends.
Playing games for Mac can be another great technique. It keeps them away from various dangers. 

Parents can also set parental controls and notifications to monitor their child’s activity. When supported
by the idea of bookmarking their favourite sites and games, the threat of hacks, bullying, and bribery
are reduced. It’s great news for you as well as your child.

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1 comment

  1. Hey beth, great post. I especially like the Computer safety part.

    Would are your thoughts on play pens for children? i find they stiful growth as they don't allow exploration of the house. Thanks x

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