Make Your Home Child-Safe.
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And today, We would like to discuss one of the most critical issues when it comes to pre-planning your home design:
Safety aspects associated with your little ones.
As is well known, the safety Issues of your home are one of the most critical things in any home design field. And this is doubly true when it comes to the safety of your little ones.
Your home must be the safest place for your child.
Unfortunately, children do not always fully understand what is good for them. And suppose there are no explicit restrictions in specific spaces around your house in terms of poor design or planning, In that case, they can endanger themselves in various ways. It is something we all want to avoid.
This article will share some tips to help you make your home as safe as possible for your kids.
Disclaimer: We do not pretend to innovate something new. We only want to provide you with our Two cents on the matter and raise some awareness.
And as always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Make Your Home Child-Safe.'
1. Home Safety Accessories.
If you happen to visit a few stores that sell home products, In that case, you must have noticed the field of safety products is constantly flourishing.
The variety is enormous, from stickers to prevent slipping in the bath, through entry restrictors/stair racks, And ends with child finger protectors against heavy doors.
It is also important to note that The hottest safety products today are mainly ones reflected by various technological safety Abilities such as advanced sensors. Mechanical safety products are no longer at the top of the list. And even artificial intelligence has found its way in.
First, You must figure out the specific safety vulnerabilities associated with your child's character.
Suppose he is endowed with excessive curiosity, one that makes him want to check and feel everything - then objects like dangerous electrical outlets - will become your focal point to deal with.
If he is overly hyperactive in such a way that reaching or climbing unsafe places is his weak spot, In that case, you should accessorize your home accordingly.
Find good safety accessories
As stated, the rule of thumb is understanding your specific needs and acting accordingly.
Once you have come to realize your specific home safety needs, do in-depth market research regarding the product's quality and price.
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2. One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.
In the end, there is no better tool than visual illustration.
The safety objects mentioned in the section above will indeed help keep your children safe within your home. But, and this is a big but, although they will prevent them from endangering themself in the immediate term. Still, they won't help them with Deeply pondering About Home safety matters, and thus, Hopefully someday, turn the whole issue into a positive learning experience, ultimately leading to making positive safety choices on their own.
You would probably prefer that what will prevent them from pushing their fingers into the electrical outlet will be awareness and understanding, not a homemade safety device.
'So how do we do that?' you must be asking.
In one word - 'Illustration.'
Illustrate to your child, with the help of written words (preferably printed and creative) and photos, about the dangers of specific spaces and tools within your house.
Here are some examples:
1. In addition to the mechanical accessories mentioned in the paragraph above, put a sticker next to the socket that indicates the danger inherent in uncontrolled exposure to electricity.
2. A cute little sign indicating the prohibition of walking without adult supervision in some places is Next to the balcony window from which the road to a dangerous space is relatively short.
3. Next to the staircase connecting the house floors, put some small inscriptions describing the dangers of falling from those stairs and the importance of calling Mom or Dad before going up or down.
4. If your child is too young to read, many visual accessories can help you illustrate the warnings superbly with creative and cute icons/pictures and so on.
5. You're probably familiar with the baby crawling on the floor icon, sending his hand to the electrical outlet, and a large X painted red, smeared on the picture. Or the one that mentioned banning climbing to a high place to take a cookie from its jar.
Illustrate your child with pictures
There are plenty of similar examples, but the guiding principle emphasizes the need for visual illustrations to make your home safer for your child.
Here, You can read more about the enormous importance of visual illustration in learning processes with young children.
3. Storytelling And Learning.
In the end, it's all about communication, especially with kids.
The more time and effort you put into explaining the various home safety issues to your child, the smoother things will go.
By the way, it does not require high communication abilities from your child. Information regarding safety matters can be (as expanded in paragraph two) also explained by visual illustration and storytelling tools.
Take your kids for a walk around the house to all those 'Dangerous' places, and illustrate to them what is allowed and is not.
Explain and illustrate (in a way that suits their cognitive abilities) as simply as possible what they are not allowed to do and why.
There is no better mediator of knowledge than a good story
Studies show that such an illustration can significantly help, especially alongside storytelling.
4. Constant Situational Awareness.
As we all know well, Reality is dynamic. Very dynamic.
Things are changing at a dizzying pace, and the same is true regarding the safety condition of our home.
Although it is not trivial, and our home is not an operational war room, it is essential to assess its safety issues constantly:
From time to time, Observe and pay attention to your furniture's condition. Are they too close to the window? Suppose your child Suddenly climbs on one of them. May he fall?
Are there heavy objects (such as cabinets or chests of drawers) that are not secure or stable enough - ones your child can easily climb on and make them crash?
Have you checked there are no exposed electrical wires in your home that could cause danger?
Do you have the necessary safety accessories to prevent bathroom and stairs slipping? (Like this product, for example).
The guiding principle is to constantly assess your home in the context of safety risks.
Like everything else in life, try to remember - Awareness saves lives!
Things change. Be alert.
In conclusion, as we explained at the beginning of the article, we do not pretend to reinvent the wheel. Most of the above are well known to all. Our intention is only to sharpen some essential points in the field of home safety, Leading to making your home more child-safe.
We hope that this article - 'Make Your Home Child-Safe' - will help you to a certain extent with this issue.
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