Home safety Tips for Young Children
In the blink of an eye, your baby will start to move around and explore the environment. Before this happens, you have to be prepared. Doing a safety check in every room of the house is vital, try going down to your child’s level and viewing the world from their perspective; this will give you a better idea of where the dangers are.
-- Make sure you know what to do in the event of an emergency. Maybe do a first aid course and have first aid kits in the house and car.
-- Keep emergency numbers in your phone and written down in your home.
-- Keep poisons far out of reach and store them in a lockable safe or cabinet.
-- Children under the age of 12 should never be left alone in the house, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.
-- Call an electrician to come over and double check that all the wiring is safe in your home.
-- All power points should be covered.
-- The kitchen, bathroom and other areas that could get wet should have non-slip flooring.
-- Put corner protectors on all corners that are sharp or at head height.
-- Ensure that all windows and external doors are suitably barred or fixed to remove the possibility of your child falling out.
PatrolMan is a neighbourhood watch app that allows you to keep up to date with the latest crime statistics, reports and incidents. One of the most popular features is the SOS button which can be pressed in the event of an emergency.