As parents, ensuring the safety of our little ones is always our top priority. To create a secure environment for your children, follow this comprehensive safety checklist for your home.
- Check the Pot of Your Household Plants:
Household pot plants may have small stones or other items in the soil that pose a choking hazard to small children. Regularly inspect the soil of your plants and remove any small objects that could be swallowed.
- Bundle Up and Secure Loose Cables:
Cables and cords around study spaces, television areas, or charging spots can be potential strangulation hazards. Safeguard your little ones by bundling up all cords using Velcro wraps or cable ties.
- Move Medicines and Harmful Liquids to a Safe Place:
Once your child starts moving around, it’s essential to store medicines and harmful liquids out of their reach. Consider using door locks to further reduce the risk of poisoning. Apply the same safety approach to cleaning products in your kitchen and laundry.
- Secure Your Knives:
If you have a knife block in your kitchen, secure it against a wall to prevent children from reaching it or accidentally pulling it off the bench. Alternatively, store the knife block away and out of sight from curious toddlers.
- Create a Common Safe Spot for Small Items:
At the end of the day, avoid leaving choking hazards, such as coins, bobby pins, or paperclips, lying around the home. Designate a specific safe spot out of reach to store these loose items.
- Adjust Your Cooking Habits:
When cooking, prioritise using the back burners of your stove instead of the front burners. This simple adjustment can prevent curious little hands from reaching potentially dangerous hot surfaces.
- Use Fridge Magnets for Emergency Information:
Keep important emergency numbers and first aid information visible and accessible on your fridge. First Steps Safe Steps provides a safety pack with these crucial magnets for your convenience.
- Move Lower-Lying Magnets to the Top of the Fridge:
Lower-placed magnets can be a choking and poison risk for toddlers. Relocate them to the top part of the fridge, out of your child’s reach.
- Book a Safety Walk-Thru with First Steps Safe Steps:
For a thorough safety check of your home and personalised safety recommendations, schedule a consultation with First Steps Safe Steps. Their expert team can ensure your family home is safe and secure.
Take these essential safety measures to protect your little ones and enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’ve created a safe haven for your family. For expert guidance and a thorough safety assessment, reach out to First Steps Safe Steps at 0490 413 147 or email@example.com.