Bedroom Safety

 

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.