HOW TO CHILD-PROOF YOUR HOME
If your child’s safety around the house is a matter of concern, you are one among millions of mothers who feel the same. However, overcoming this anxiety is simple. All it takes is a few preventive measures.
While there are numerous products available to help keep your baby out of harm’s way, the most essential safety device will always be your own supervision. Babies are always drawn towards danger and hence you need to be constantly on alert.
Around the house
Start by removing any items that could fall out of toy boxes. Reinforce book cases, shelves and heavy furniture to ensure their stability and that they cannot be tipped over or shaken. When it comes to storage, secure heavy items in lower shelves and drawers.
Limit your baby’s movement
Baby gates help block your baby’s trajectory around the house, limiting them to a specific area. Use them to keep your baby away from unsafe rooms and spaces. If your house has a staircase, place these at the top of the stairs and three steps from the bottom.
Child-proofing glass doors & windows
Keep curtain chains or ropes tucked away from your baby’s reach, as they can pose a potential danger. As for glass doors, put up colourful posters to remind your baby that there is glass ahead, so that they avoid walking right into them.
It’s wise to install locks on windows and to fix low reachable ones so that they don’t open beyond 12 centimetres. To ensure a greater level of safety, move all furniture or mountable surfaces away from windows.
Protecting little fingers
Dettol advises you to buy finger pinch guards and install them on door and window hinges to safeguard your toddler’s fingers. Also keep all pens, scissors, letter openers, pins, paper clips and other sharp objects safely locked away in drawers.
Keep your child out of harm’s way
If you use trash cans to dispose of batteries, paper clips or plastic bags and other potentially hazardous products, place them well out of your child’s reach. The same goes for poisonous products. Also keep a first aid kit handy in a locked cabinet.
Secure the floors at home
Another way to keep your baby from contracting viruses and illnesses is by disinfecting the floor. Trusted by doctors and recommended by 9 out of 10 moms, Dettol’s antiseptic disinfection liquid* is safe and useful when it comes to disinfecting floors.
*For external use only.
Never use undiluted. Keep out of sight and reach of children. If accidently swallowed, wash out mouth and drink plenty of water or milk, Seek Medical advice immediately. If contact made with eyes, wash thoroughly with cold water and consult your doctor.
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