Kettles, blind cords or glass cups are all dangerous to children – how many things do you know?
Take the case of little girl named Bronwyn Taylor into consideration. She strangled herself in a window blind cord while playing with a toy vacuum cleaner at her grandparents’ home. The hospital couldn’t save the 2-year-old infant.
This is an alarm to all parents who aren’t fully aware of the risk in their own houses. One second of ignorance can make parents regret for the rest of their life.
Below is a list of things that can cause harm to children.
1. Bath tub, large fish tank
Things to contains water are harmful to children to an extent. Children like playing, not to mention their passion to water. Thus, leaving them playing alone near such things is very dangerous. Kids may fall onto these. And even though the water level is sallow, their potential threat can not be underestimated.
2. Electric sockets, electric device
The most important rules is to keep these things out of the children’s reach. In their crawling and walking process, it’s really easy for them to get near these dangers.
Kids like climbing. Book shelves, closets, stand shelves are their favourite to climb because it’s easy to get to them. However, without a firm base, these shelves can easily fall, hurting the playful kids. In order for their safety, parents should keep these shelves stable and firm in the base so that they can’t fall easily.
4. Window blind cord
Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords.
According to Dr. O’Neil, if kids get strangled in window blind cords, there’s a high rate that they’ll choked to unconsciousness. If parents don;t act quickly in the first 2 – 3 minutes, it’ll be too late.
Kettle is very popular in every household. However, they bear a serious risk of burning the kids if they’re careless. Parents should pay attention to this kitchen tool in order not to create any chaos and regret to their precious kids.
6. Sharp edges of furniture.
Falling is normal when kids play. However, there are a high rate that they will fall upon the sharp edges of furniture in the house.
Therefore, parents should cover these edges with puff of cottons pad. Besides, parents should ban kids from jumping from safe or bed to the ground. You shouldn’t put obstacle in their playing and running areas either.
In kids’ eyes, medicines with colours look exactly like candy. They can’t distinguish them, and are not aware of their danger either.
Therefore, parents should put medicine out of their reach. The drug shelf should have kid’s area and adult’s area to differentiate.
8. Glass cups
Glass or pottery cups can burn kids if they are careless. Not to mention the fact that the danger if they break these cups. Therefore, parents should make them use plastic cups or hold the cups for them.
9. Small tools, food
Small things in the house like buttons, battery have their own risks. Infants can misunderstand that they’re food and swallow them. These can make them choke, create fatall risks.
Besides, small fruit like blueberry, nuts, etc… can make them choke too. Parents should take care when feeding kids these.