As a parent, your first priority is always going to be child safety. And because your child is going to be running around your home, that’s where you should always start. And since, especially after a certain age, you’re not always going to be in eyesight, you have to have your home in safe mode in places you can’t see.
So, what are some ways that you can set up a system of consistent safety? Consider the following five methods, regarding researching other homes, having a cleaning system, keeping up on child safety news, running your kids through safety drills, and doing regular checks on safety gear.
Look At Other Home’s Interior Designs
One way to check for safety features in your own home is by looking at other homes. Look at certain aspects of their basic layouts. For instance, check where electrical outlets are located in their kitchens. Or look at things like where corners are when it comes to cabinetry. You can use these observations either to mimic safe designs, or avoid ones that you think are dangerous.
Have a Cleaning System
A big part of safety is keeping your home clean. If you feel like you’re always behind the curve when it comes to keeping things clean, your best bet is to either come up with a system on your own, or follow one of the many available cleaning methods out there. Many of them are even attached to phone apps these days, so you can have built in reminders set up.
Keep Up on Child Safety News
To keep up with safety concepts, read news about child safety regularly. Some of the updates you’ll find out about include things like the safety of certain toys, if there are any recalls on things like strollers, and if there are any safety hazards with any kind of game, or perhaps even some type of food that was recalled for some reason.
Run Your Kids Through Safety Drills
Having regular safety drills is a big part of keeping a home safe. Even the most simple ones, like, where to meet if there is a fire, or where the fire extinguishers are, are very important to run your kids through when they are old enough to understand the purpose of it all.
Do Regular Checks On Safety Gear
And finally, do regular checks on safety gear at your home to make sure you and your family are protected. This means checking fire alarm batters, and then doing things like making sure you can get to your circuit breaker box, and making sure there are no loose electrical wires anywhere in or around your house.
Originally posted on December 28, 2015 @ 12:56 pm