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Bathroom 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 Bathroom safety.

  • Set the thermostat on the hot water heater below 120°F (50°C)?
  • Store razor blades, nail scissors, and other sharp tools in a locked cabinet.
  • Install childproof latches installed on all drawers and cabinets.
  • Make sure that the outlets have ground fault circuit interrupters (which protect against electrocution if an electrical appliance gets wet). (If you live in an older home, have an electrician inspect your circuit breaker panel.)
  • Always close toilets after use and if necessary, have a toilet-lid lock on the toilet.
  • Unplug all hair dryers, curling irons, and electric razors when not in use, and store them in a high closet.
  • Place nonskid mats or strips on the bottoms of bathtubs.
  • Place nonslip pads under rugs to hold them securely to the floor.
  • Store all medications, cosmetics, and cleaners in a locked cabinet.
  • Install a child-safety lock on the washing machine. Unplug it when not in use.
  • Never leave the child alone in the bathtub.
  • Avoid using oils for bathing and showering.

Wishing you and your family all health and safety.

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.