Written by Dr. Chetan Ginigeri
It is an enjoyable phase for both baby and parents when the baby starts crawling and moving forward towards his first step. But that feeling of joy comes along with the feeling of fear of injuries. So, it becomes a crucial time for parents, and they need to be more attentive regarding the small household things as the most innocuous household objects become a threat to your crawling baby. Here comes the importance of childproofing your home.
Childproofing the home doesn’t mean adding a few latches to the cabinet and attaching edge and corner guards. Of course, they are also important, but there are a lot more aspects you should care about. Remember, the amount of opportunities for small children to get into danger in an average home is astounding. In this article, we are going to discuss some measures regarding childproofing your home: path for better safety.
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Following are some of the factors to consider before childproofing your home:
Falling is a crucial part of childhood. But these can be very harmful and a threat to your child’s health. It may cause various injuries and fractures to the soft bones of your child. Many of the time, children slip from the spilled liquid on the floor and get a bone fractured. So it becomes very important to monitor small things to protect your child from those dangerous falls.
Burns can be very painful for that toddler and can leave a mark on his painful accident for a lifetime. So, it becomes very important to consider some safety points to protect your baby from burns.
Poisoning can be life-threatening for your child. Children have a habit of putting everything in their mouths, whether it’s edible or not. So keep sure to keep all the poisonous things away from your child.
Babies enjoy a lot while bathing. But you need to make sure that it is safe for children. According to many reports, most mishappenings happen with a child in the bathroom, which makes them phobic and harms them in various ways.
Electric shocks can be dangerous and hazardous to your baby. Most of the time, parents leave the appliance powered on that makes a child prone to the electric shock caused due to those appliances. So it is very important to childproof your home from electrocution to provide a safe childhood for your baby.
Many parents have a habit of leaving their children in the car while going shopping. But believe me, it can be very dangerous for the child. Other than that, children have a habit of putting plastic bags on their faces which can cause suffocation and can be life-threatening for them.
Knives and guns are better to keep in their place and out of the reach of your innocent child as he doesn’t know how dangerous it could be for him. So, never forget it near your child. For better knowledge, here are some safety measures you can opt for to make your home a safe home for your growing child.
Let’s check out some of the right ways to make everything simplified for the growing baby and relieve the parents from any kind of stress.
To prevent your child from drowning:
Wrap It Up
Following these tips, you will surely see a significant change in your baby’s security and desired growth. Not only will it bring down many unexpected dangers, but also limit the work in the best way.
Dr Chetan Ginigeri is an experienced Pediatric Intensivist with national and international training. With 15 years of experience, he is one among very few Intensivists in India trained to take care of children who need/had organ transplants. He has been responsible for coordinating the Pediatric Organ Transplant program.Read more.
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