As parents, kids are the most important things in our lives by far. Their safety is our primary concern. That’s why do things like enforce curfews, use parental blocks on the internet and their phones, and teach them never to talk to strangers.
But do we do enough? When it comes to children’s safety we should also take a look at our own homes. Ask yourself:
- Are there any hazards that can put young, energetic kids in danger of getting hurt?
- Am I cleaning enough times a month to keep my children from getting sick?
- Can I make adjustments to reduce the risk of them suffering depression?
Here are some tips to help you address these concerns and make your home safer for your kids:
Eliminate Trip Hazards
Children are generally less careful than adults. If you’ve got a child or a couple that prefer sprinting around the house to walking, then you’ve got to eliminate things that can cause them to trip or fall. This could be anything from a loose rug to an extension wire that has a dangerous placement on the floor.
We recommend taking a tour around the house and looking through each section and room carefully to identify such hazards. In addition, it’ll also help to discipline your children and get them to watch where they are going at all times.
Improve Pool Safety
The pool is one of the most hazardous areas of the house, especially if you have young kids. That’s quite a shame, because it’s also one of the most fun areas, particularly during the summer, when the kids can’t wait to dip in and escape the heat. If the kids aren’t great swimmers yet, then you have to make sure that you supervise each time they use the pool.
There are a few things that you can do to strengthen security but the most effective way is to build a fence around it. This way, the children can’t sneak in for a swim without your permission. If you’re deciding on what material to use, we highly recommend investing glass pool fencing. They’re easier to maintain and they don’t block your view of the pool.
Install Security Cameras
You can’t always keep an eye on what the little ones are up to. Not only is it exhausting to you but it can also irk them. Therefore the best compromise is to get install security cameras around the house. This way you can still attend to chores around the house or get to work in your home office while still being able to watch over the kids on any time you wish. Furthermore, you’ll be able to leave the house with greater peace of mind every time.
Improve the Lighting
Children these days spend a lot of time indoors and this can often lead to depression. The best way to counter this is by improving the lighting in their rooms. You could do this by either having some extra windows put up or installing lights that are less likely to mess with their circadian rhythm but provide enough power at night.
And there you have it – 4 ways to make your home safer for your kids!