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.