Safety at Home

It is necessary for safe and healthy life to prevent accidents in the home, making the child’s environment is as safe a place as possible. The most common causes are falls, poisoning, burns, electrocution, suffocation, beatings and injuries.

  1. Never leave a child alone at home at least until he is 13.
  2. Do not leave a baby alone with siblings or pets. Even older siblings often not prepared to handle an emergency situation that may arise. However domesticated pets they are may harm a child without wanting or suffocate if they get too close.
  3. Keep the soil as free as possible from obstructions.
  4. Ensure that there is no object at the end of the stairs, in working areas or frequent passage.
  5. Avoid slippery surfaces; clean the floor if not let pass until it is completely dry.

In the Bath Room:

  1. Use non-slip mats.
  2. Ensure that the bath temperature is adequate, checking with the back of his hand.
  3. Fill the bathtub with warm running water, not hot, so that the child does not scald the jet touching hand.
  4. Never leave your child alone in the bathtub. When you finish bathing children make sure the tub is empty.

All stairways should have handrails behind bars and ensure that there is sufficient distance to pass a child. Install barriers to block access to the stairs to young children.

  1.  Install safety latches on windows and balconies.
  2. Protect windows with bars (which can be opened by an adult in case of fire in the house) or handrails. Do not leave a child alone in a room with the windows open.
  3. On the terraces placed handrails protection, ensure that no child’s body fit through the bars.
  4. There should be no objects or containers to which the child can perch near the windows and terraces.
  5. Do not allow children alone in the elevator down.
  6. Do not allow children to climb on furniture and remain standing.
  7. Put padded corners at the corners of tables and other furniture.
  8. Watch tables, chairs, shelves and weighing just tip over when the child was grip.
  9. Put the ceramic and glass on top.
  10. Keep cleaning products in a safe place under lock and key or in a place out of reach. Keep these products in their original containers, not wine or water bottles.
  11. Keep medicines out of reach of children. Teach for serving and non-food.
  12. Beware of alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, gardening products and insecticides.
  13. Protect stoves, stoves and heaters with a barrier so that the child does not burn.

In the kitchen should not enter children alone. This room is especially dangerous for them.

  1. When cooking, the handles of pots and pans, must not overhang the hob.
  2. Use the fires or plates closest to the wall.
  3. Do not let your child play around while preparing food. Place babies in a playpen or highchair.
  4. Do not let the child come during ironing.
  5. Do not run around the house with hot liquids (coffee, tea …).
  6. Do not heat bottles in the microwave. The heat produced is irregular and there may be lots of liquid much hotter than others. If heated in the microwave food jars or purees, stir well to get a uniform temperature before feeding the child.
  7. Do not leave hot food or drink on a table covered with a tablecloth. The child can pull the tablecloth, over and scalded spilling.
  8. Keep your child play with matches and lighters.
  9. Use guards on the outlets of the house.
  10. The appliances should be well attached to the wall and unplugged when not in this use.
  11. Use handrails on the bunks or the child’s bed.
  12. Do not let children play with small objects that can swallow and choke. Beware detachable toys.
  13. Watch button cells.
  14. Do not let children play with plastic bags, plastic or balloons.
  15. Do not put the child jewelry or clothing around the neck. Use cordless pacifiers and whether you have to be short and secured with a clamp.
  16. Do not put the baby clothes with ribbons or bows.
  17. Do not leave cables or cords within reach of children, could hang with them. Keep drapery cords collected.
  18. It is forbidden to children under 5/6 years nuts. Can choke or suffocate. They are also dangerous chewing gum, crisps, sweets and sausages.
  19. Ensure that children do not put their hands on the door seals.
  20. Do not leave sharp objects out of reach of children. Keep clippers, razors, sewing items and DIY tools up high and with safety.
  21. From month of life is not left alone in bed, changing table or on any surface on which to roll off.
  22. Do not lose sight of the child when in the high chair or stroller. The child may fall and hit his head.
  23. Do not allow children to swim alone in a pool without supervision. All pools should have a high fence surrounding them with a safety lock. If you have a plastic pool on the terrace is always empty it after bathing.
  24. Make sure your child always wears a helmet when bicycling.

In the Cradle:

  1. Put guards in front of the bars so that the child does not hit the head with them. The distance between the bars should be between 4.5 to 6.5 inches and the height thereof of at least 60 centimeters.
  2. Be the railing of the crib always rise.
  3. The mattress is firm. The sheets and blankets should be securely fastened under the mattress so that the child’s face cannot be covered by them.
  4. Do not fill the crib with teddy bears or dolls that can suffocate.
  5. Do not put pillows in the crib.
  6. Lay your child on his back, for at least the first six months of life. Sleeping face down doubles the risk that the child may suffer the syndrome of sudden infant death.
  7. Do not put the child in bed with you, you can crush or suffocate.

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