Motherhood is a 24/7 job and as such a mom is always on the lookout when it comes to her family. Health and safety is a mother's top priority when it comes to her children. But when a working mom has her hands full of household chores and often struggles with time, kid safety is often compromised.
While the home is a place for kids to play and enjoy time with the family, accidents do happen. Home injuries are the primary source of a kid's accidental death to this day. There is no guarantee that the risk of injury will be totally ruled out as kids explore their homes.
I joined in Wilkins Distilled Water's Circle of Trust invitation for moms to a fun learning afternoon recently to discover lifehacks to reduce potential dangers and make home safe for kids. Every parent would agree that home is where children need to feel safe.
Here are the 10 Proactive Home Safety Tips that parents can take to keep children safe at home:
1. Scout the Territory. The first step is to take a child’s eye view of your home. Get down on your knees to see for yourself what’s within reach, what looks tempting, and what could be dangerous for your kids.
2. Cushion Sharp Edges and Soften Up Corners. Invest on furniture edge guards and corner protectors; foam pipe insulations for instance are easily available at hardware stores. When your child starts running around the house, you’ll be thankful you brought that extra protection.
3. Keep Window Cords Up High. Loop and tie window cords to keep them out of reach of children, but not too high that you can’t lower the shade all the way down. 4. Duct Tape on Power Outlets. Cover reachable openings with duct tape or band aid to avoid the risk of electrocution.
5. Keep Doors Unlocked. Prevent kids from locking themselves in the room by covering the latch. A securely taped cardboard would suffice for this.
6. Temporary Tattoo. When leaving the house, write down your phone number on your kids’ arms so that people could easily reach you if your little ones get lost.
7. Know your First Aid. Always keep a first aid kit handy, whether you are at home or traveling with your kids. Know the alternatives too. Here are some: for minor burns, vinegar can ease the pain and prevent blisters; paste made out of baking soda and water can maker splinter removals less painful; and coconut oil can prevent infection in small cuts and can sooth sunburn.
8. Monitor What They Eat. Always prepareclean, fresh and healthy food that is consistent with your child’s balanced diet. Make sure all ingredients and utensils used are properly cleaned as well.Kids might be hesitant to eat vegetables and fruits, but with proper presentation – lots of colors and shapes – you can be sure that your kids will finish their food.
9. Drink Only Safe and Clean Water.Moms’ most trusted and pediatricians’ prescribed brand is Wilkins Distilled Water. It follows an international quality control system and uses only state-of-the-art equipment in packing and sealing its products to ensure clean and safe quality water.
10. Emergency Master File for Your Circle of Trust. We all have our most trusted support group, people we know we can count on when it comes to taking care of our kids. Thisincludes grandparents, siblings, the best friend, yaya, pediatricians, OB/GYNS, teachers, among others. Keep their contact details and other vital information in one master file in order to reach them quickly in case of emergency.
For more info on how to keep your family safe, visit the Wilkins Facebook page at facebook.com/WilkinsDistilledDrinkingWater today.