Among 0–4-year-old, domestic accidents are the most frequent cause of emergency visits. Discover 9 good reflexes to adopt to protect children from unpleasant surprises.
Lock Away Drugs, Alcohol, And Household Products
To avoid poisoning, put all dangerous products out of reach of curious little hands, high up, and locked away.
Always Watch Your Child In The Bath
To avoid the risk of drowning, do not take your eyes off your child when he is in his bath. When washing babies, devices such as deckchairs and bath rings do not dispense with careful supervision.
Do Not Put Any Furniture Under The Windows
To prevent dangerous falls, do not place furniture or objects under the windows or on the balcony; your child could climb on it. Also, secure your stairs with gates. The protect the corners of the tables with rubber corner guards.
Never Leave Baby Alone On The Changing Table
From 3 or 4 months, an infant can roll over. Hence the need for constant monitoring at the time of change. Diapers and care productshave everything at your fingertips. Always keep the other hand resting on the baby’s belly when you pick up an object. If you have to walk away, even for a moment, hug him.
Keep Hot Containers Away
Do not place a hot dish or cup of hot water on the table’s edge or counter to avoid burns. Turn the pan tails towards the inside of the baking sheet.
Keep Small Objects And Small Foods Out Of Reach
To prevent any risk of choking in children under 3 years old, do not leave batteries, hair clips, or small toys lying around for older brothers and sisters. Attention at the time of the aperitif with olives, peanuts, and cherry tomatoes on the coffee table.
Secure Electrical Outlets
Install sockets with eclipses or socket covers with suction cups or keys. Do not leave an extension cord plugged in. Unplug all electrical appliances as soon as you have finished using them, such as hair dryers or irons.
Teach your child how to protect themselves from risky situations, with instructions adapted to their age. Remind him again and again, calmly, will be more effective than scolding or punishing him.
Train Yourself In First Aid Gestures
The Red Cross offers 4.5-hour initiations to first aid for children and infants