When you have a family, all you can think about is keeping your kids safe. Just like we have car seats
and so many streets traffic rules for kids’ safety, the same way we should have safety rules at home
for our kids as well.
Let us face it; today, we have so many tools, utensils, and gadgets in our house that are hazardous to
our kids. And I don’t just mean smoke detectors or ovens; there are a lot of other things in our
houses that we need to keep our kids safe from.
In this article, I have outlined 10 safety measures that you need to teach your kids at a young age so
they are well aware and can look out for themselves if the need comes.
1. Do Not Leave the Kids Alone in Water
Stats show that a large number of kids succumb to death due to drowning or water-related
accidents. Most of these accidents happen because kids were left unsupervised in the bathroom.
How can this happen? They can drown or can mistakenly turn hot water and burn themselves.
Therefore, the first step in kids’ safety is to never leave young kids unsupervised near water.
Secondly, you can minimize the hazards by teaching them to swim at an early age. Moreover, you
can lay down some basic rules and teach your kids to follow them for safety.
2. Keep Hazardous Chemicals Out of Kids Reach
We all know cleaning solutions have the most harmful chemical in them that can become very
dangerous for your kids. Since kids are not aware of what these cleaning solutions can do to them,
they can end up playing with them, which can lead to ingestion.
A lot of the time, kids have been brought to the hospital because they drank the cleaning solutions
and poisoned themselves. This is why you need to keep cleaning solutions away from children, and
once they grow up, tell them that these solutions should not be something they even touch.
3. Your Child’s Bedroom Should be Hazard-free
Make sure that your child’s bedroom does not have anything dangerous in their bedrooms. This
includes heaters, electric sockets, high-rise beds, etc.
Make sure you childproof the entire room of your child. This includes cabinets, drawers, beds, etc.
Have you seen awareness videos where a child tried to climb a cabinet and the cabinets falls on the
child, resulting in serious injuries or possible death?
4. Childproof Electric Sockets in the House
This is a given; when a child is born or before he or she starts crawling, childproof your house. This
includes socket covers, cabinets lockers, fridge lockers, etc. Here is a list of items that you should
get to childproof your house. It can get super annoying for the adults, but “we gotta do what we
gotta do,” as the saying goes, to keep our kids safe. Believe me, childproofing reduces accidents by a
5. Teach Your Kids What to Do If the Smoke Alarm Starts Beeping
When a smoke alarm starts beeping, its means there is something wrong in the house that can lead
to a disaster. So, teach your kids that they should get out of the house and then call 911 when they
hear the alarm.
The best way to protect your home and kids from gas and fire-related incidents is to get your
appliances checked every year. You can get an inspection and obtain a gas certificate to ensure that
everything is in working order.
However, while you might have a gas certificate for your house, but that does not mean that
accidents and gas leakages will not happen. These leakages usually happen, and if they are not
treated at the right time, they can become disastrous and poisonous for your house and family.
6. Keep The Doors of The House Locked
This world is increasingly becoming unsafe for children. The best thing is that you keep your doors
locked from the inside where kids can’t access them. Because you never know, your toddler might
open the door and start roaming the streets. In 2021, we have electronic locks, which allow us to
lock our doors remotely. So this is something you can invest in if you have a family of small naughty
7. Keep Your Kids Away from Household Tools
Keep your household tools hidden and far, far away from your kids. This includes a toolbox, saws,
gardening tools, hammers, ax, lawnmowers, chainsaw, etc.
Even when your toddlers turn into kids, these tools are such that they should still be hidden and
never been given to them. You cannot just trust them with such dangerous tools because otherwise,
you will just be waiting for a disaster to happen.
8. Prevent House Fires
House fires are the worst and yet the most common thing that can destroy your house and family.
Domestic fires are the leading cause of fire accidents in any country. To avoid this, you need to
teach your kids to stay away from items that can light up a fire, e.g., firecrackers, fireworks,
matches, lighters, ovens, straighteners, candles, etc.
Teach the children not to touch the fire, play with it, burn things in it, or anything that involves fire.
Also, as a precaution, always keep a fire extinguisher in your house if something were to happen.
9. Keep Your Medicines Away from Kid’s Reach
A lot of parents bring their kids to the hospitals because they ate their parent’s medicine, thinking it
was some sort of candy.
I can’t stress this enough, keep your medicine hidden away from your kids. And by this, I mean, if it
is possible, lock them in a drawer, so there is no possibility of kids even coming across them by
Another thing you can do when your kids reach an older age is teaching them the difference
between candy and medicine. However, even then, keep an eye out and keep your meds locked
10. Teach Your Kids About CPR and Tell Them Where the First Aid Kit Is
Last but not least, teach your kids CPR and tell them about the first aid kit if they are old enough to
understand it. Many local community centers hold CPR classes for adults and kids; you can take
your kids there, so they are well prepared in case of an emergency.