Bathroom/Kitchen Safety Tips
Keep all sharp objects and electrical products out of reach.
Put locks on toilets and cabinets.
Store bathroom cleaners in locked areas.
Install a hook and eye lock high up on the outside of the door. Keep it latched when not in use.
Put a rubberized guard over the bathtub spout to protect your child's head.
Keep all medications, vitamins, makeup and toiletries safely out of reach.
Avoid tablecloth and placemats. They--and their contents--can be pulled easily.
Use the back burners of the stove when cooking.
Keep children out of the kitchen when the oven is on.
Store kitchen cleaners in locked areas.
Place hot foods, sharp objects and electrical products out of reach.
Move pet food and water to a different location. The food can be a choking hazard and the water a drowning hazard.
First phase newborn
Newborns are vulnerable to the environment. Heat, cold and germs are serious dangers to consider at this phase.
Second phase infant
Infants begin to become mobile. They are crawling and much more dangerous to themselves. A new level of awareness is required on the part of mom and dad.
Third phase – new toddler
Toddlers not only can sit up, they can stand up, too. Turn your back for a second, and they're down the hall, up the stairs or on top of the coffee table....a whole new world of dangers.
Fourth phase – active toddler
And away they go! Active toddlers have complete mobility to go from room to room and floor to floor. You need a complete line of defense to protect your child from common household hazards.
More accidents occur in the bathroom and kitchen than in any other room in the house.
Get on your hands and knees and scope out the territory from baby's point of view. See any open cup boards? Sharp edges? Dangling cords? You may be surprised what you find.
If Murphy's Law is true, he must have been a parent. If anything can go wrong, it will.
Each year, about 2 1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home. Many of these hazards can be prevented by using simple child safety devices. Though the best childproofing is adult supervision, safety devices go a long way in keeping your child safe.