Only a safe home environment can provide a good guarantee for the healthy growth of the baby. Parents must carefully arrange the potential safety hazards in the home, be familiar with the preventive measures for accidents that are easy to occur in the home, and formulate a safety manual for the whole family to follow, so that the baby can grow up happily in a safe home environment.
Preventing accidents is a compulsory course for parents.
Every parent wants to create a safe activity space for his baby. It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment.
When taking care of the baby, don’t take chances. Lucky is the main culprit of the accident.
Many people do not realize that things that do not pose a danger to adults may be a great threat to babies.
After the baby can move his body, parents should check whether there is any potential safety hazard wherever the baby can go at the height of the baby.
Parents may be surprised that the place where children are often injured is in their own homes. This is not unusual. Children, especially infants, have more time to move indoors. Babies do not know how to identify dangerous situations and do not have the ability to escape from them quickly.
Indoor accident protection measures
Prevent baby falling injury
The most reliable way to prevent your baby from falling off the bed is to pull up the railing of the bed at all times. Even if you only leave for a moment, don’t put your baby on the bed without the railing.
Before the baby can’t go up and down the stairs well, he must install a safety fence on the stairs and keep the fence locked all the time. If he is negligent for a while, the baby may fall off the stairs.
Be sure to put the baby away from the window to ensure that the baby will not climb up the window sill to open the window with the help of beds, tables, chairs and stools. If there are floor-to-ceiling windows in the home, be sure to install protective nets and ensure that the baby will not drill through the cracks in the railings.
Ordinary screen windows do not have safety protection function, so screen windows with safety protection function must be installed, such as steel screen windows.
Preventing articles from dumping and smashing
Display cabinets that are not fixed on the wall may one day be accidentally pulled down by the baby, and the cabinets and the items displayed on the cabinets will hurt the baby. This is not sensational, but an accident that has occurred in reality.
Parents should pay attention to:
- Don’t put anything that is easy to trip or knock over where the baby can touch it. Such as floor lamps, electric fans, flowerpot racks, etc. Hanging pictures, mirrors and other items on the walls of the baby’s room must ensure that they will not fall and hit the baby. The hanging pole carrying clothes in the wardrobe may be pulled down by the baby. If many clothes are hung in the wardrobe, the baby is likely to be overwhelmed by many clothes but cannot get away.
Fingers and toes are squeezed by doors and drawers.
Installing protective door covers is one of the measures to ensure the safety of babies.
Once the baby learns to open and close the door, he will be fascinated, keep opening and closing the door, and may accidentally hold his finger.
If the door suddenly closes, it is possible to lock the baby in the room.
Therefore, for the locked door in the home room, you must keep the spare key and put it in a place that can be obtained at any time, so that when the baby locks the door, he can open the door lock in time.
When the baby opens the refrigerator door, his small hands may be unable to move due to frost sticking to the refrigerator wall. It is best to put a protective clip on the edge of the refrigerator door to prevent the baby from clamping his fingers when closing the door.
Cabinet doors, refrigerator doors, electric oven doors, toilets, etc. that can be opened and closed shall be equipped with protective covers.
Safe placement of fragile articles
The baby may break the glass, climb up the writing desk on the stool, and then push a stack of books on the writing desk to reach the photo frames, calligraphy and painting, decorative painting plates, etc. placed on the bookshelf.
When placing fragile and other articles that may bring danger to the baby, not only the height of the articles from the ground, but also the height that the baby can reach when standing on stools and chairs should be considered.
Prevent curtain rope or curtain rope socket from strangling neck
The baby cannot get a rope more than 20cm long, nor can the rope of the floor curtain be reached by the baby.
If the furniture has sharp edges and corners, please put on the table corner protective cover. There should be no wooden thorns on the furniture.
Drowning prevention at home
Install protective covers on the faucet.
Where the baby can reach, no basin, bathtub, fish tank, etc. filled with water can be placed to prevent the baby from stuffing his face in the basin or bucket.
Keep your baby away from foreign bodies in your trachea.
Sugar beans, melon seeds, peanuts, etc. may be stuffed into the nostrils or ear canal by the baby, or may get stuck in the baby’s throat.
For the baby who eats while running, the food in his mouth may get stuck in the trachea, and the baby’s own jelly is in danger of blocking his throat. Running and jumping with chopsticks, toothbrushes, sticks and other things may poke your eyes.
Prevent the baby from receiving the threat of harmful substances,
Drugs, detergent, cosmetics, pesticides, mosquito repellent and other chemicals must be properly stored and kept out of the reach of the baby.
Avoid the baby opening the medicine bottle and taking the medicine into his stomach. Unscrew the bottle containing washing liquid, shampoo, perfume or cosmetics and drink it as a beverage.
Babies like to dig out the dirt in the garbage can. Don’t throw empty medicine bottles or empty bottles of washing liquid and cosmetics into the garbage can. Package these empty bottles and throw them into the non-recyclable garbage can in the community.
Don’t keep poisonous and thorny flowers and plants at home.
Proper handling of electrified materials
The baby will touch the electric socket or other live equipment without protective cover, and pulling down the desk lamp on the low cabinet may hurt himself or get an electric shock.
When the iron is plugged into the electric socket, the baby may pull down the hot iron by pulling the wire connected to the iron.
All electrical sockets, plugs, oven knobs, induction cookers, electric irons and hair dryers must be placed in a safe place, and safety protection must be carried out and safety protection covers must be installed.
Anti-sharp instrument injury
Babies like to open the toolbox, wave dangerous tools at random, hold fruit knives and scissors in their hands, and smash TV screens or mirrors and glass windows with iron toys or hard things. Broken glass will scratch the baby’s skin.
Therefore, hard and sharp things should be placed out of the reach of the baby.
Fire and burn prevention
- The baby may step on a small bench to turn on the gas stove and turn on the switch of the water heater. The cigarette butts in the ashtray are eaten by the baby and the baby plays with dangerous objects such as matches and lighters. The baby may drag the tablecloth or burn the baby when the caretaker is holding the baby to drink hot tea, hot coffee or hot water.
The baby angered the pet
There are many families that keep pets. Keeping pets for several years does not mean that they will never hurt the baby, because adults cannot guarantee that the baby will do what to the small pet.
Pets may be angered by the child, bite the baby, or grab the baby.
In addition to suffering from skin and flesh, the baby has to receive multiple vaccinations. What makes parents feel most uncomfortable is that they are worried that the baby may get rabies.
Hidden Danger of Children’s Toys Safety
The overturning of the walker may cause the baby to fall or pinch, and the parts on toys and buttons on clothes may be picked off by the baby and sent to his mouth.
All toys for babies should be safe and regularly checked for parts or damages that are about to fall off.
Safety Rules for Caregivers to Care for Babies
At present, there are fewer and fewer stay-at-home mothers, and more and more families rely on caregivers to see their babies. It is very necessary for caregivers to have advanced parenting concepts and scientific parenting methods.
At present, there are more and more specially trained caregivers, and the level of baby care has also improved. However, on the whole, the comprehensive quality of caregivers is uneven, and the current situation is not optimistic. If the caregivers come to see the baby, the caregivers should also master scientific child-rearing methods.
The caregiver must master all the situations in and around the home, including the handling methods of emergency situations. He cannot leave the baby for a minute. All the requirements or choices of the parents shall be given priority.