Kitchen 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 kitchen safety:

  • Keep knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch.
  • Have you installed a dishwasher lock so kids can’t open it while it’s running and can’t reach?
  • Install a stove lock and have knob protectors placed on the stove knobs.
  • Position chairs and step stools away from the stove.
  • Turn pot handles on the stove inward and place them on back burners where kids can’t reach them. If you get a phone call while cooking, turn off the heat and take your child with you out of the kitchen.
  • Store glass objects, and appliances with sharp blades, on high shelves in the kitchen closets.
  • Fix a childproof latch on the garbage can.
  • Have all appliances unplugged when not in use, and make sure that the sockets are out of children’s reach.
  • Store all medicine bottles in a high cabinet far from reach, make sure they are tightly closed.
  • Store matches, lighters, and candles in a locked cabinet.
  • Free the cabinet under the sink of all chemicals. That includes cleaning supplies, bug sprays, dishwasher detergent, and dishwashing liquids.
  • Store plastic garbage bags and sandwich bags out of children’s reach.
  • Make sure all small objects are out of reach.
  • Install childproof latches on all cabinet doors.
  • Install a fire extinguisher. Learn how to use it. Remember: never use water to extinguish oil or electric fires.
  • Have a safety belt for your child’s highchair.
  • Always wear cotton clothes while cooking. And make sure your baby’s clothes are 100% cotton too.

Wishing you and your family all health and safety.