An important part of good parenting is providing a safe home for your child.
I have some safety tips for you to make sure that your family is on the safe side.
This episode is about the Child’s Room/your Bedroom safety.
- Have a safety belt for your baby’s changing table, or change her diapers on the floor.
- Make sure that all painted furniture and wooden toys are lead-free.
- Buy a crib with slats less than 2-3/8 inches (6 centimeters) apart, and fix an old duvet onto them, under the mattress.
- Make sure that the crib is sturdy and secure, and that mattress is firm and flat.
- Remove soft pillows, large stuffed animals, bumper pads, and soft bedding from the baby’s crib.
- Remove strings or ribbons off hanging mobiles and crib toys.
- Make sure the window blinds and curtain cords are tied and secured with special clips or clothespins, and kept well out of reach and away from cribs.
- Have dressers secured to walls with drawers closed. Never buy high-drawer chests.
- Have the lids on toy storage containers with a lid support to keep them from slamming shut.
- Place window guards on all windows.
- Make sure night-lights are not touching any fabric like bedspreads or curtains.
- Have your child wear flame-retardant sleepwear, or at least cotton clothes.
- Install a smoke alarm outside the bedroom and check it every month.
- Removed all drawstrings from your child’s clothing.
- Keep all medication bottles, loose pills, coins, scissors, and any small or sharp objects away of kids’ reach.
- Never use candles.
- Have a no-smoking indoors policy.
If you own firearms:
- All firearms should be stored unloaded and in the decocked position.
- Store ammunition in a separate place and in a securely locked container and keep keys where kids can’t find them.
Wishing you and your family all health and safety.