Make Your Home Child-Safe.
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Today, We would like to discuss one of the most critical issues when it comes to pre-planning your home design strategy:
Safety aspects associated with your little ones.
As we all know, home safety Issues are one of the most critical things in any home design process. Especially when it comes to your kid's safety.
Unfortunately, children do not always fully understand what is good for them, and in the absence of explicit restrictions around your house in terms of poor design or planning, they can endanger themselves in various ways.
Needless to say, It's something we all want to avoid.
This article will share some tips and tricks to help you make your home as safe as possible for your kids.
With that being said, it is important to note that we do not pretend to innovate something new. Our sole purpose is to provide you with our two cents on the matter and raise some awareness.
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.
Suppose you recently visited a few home products stores. In that case, you must have noticed the field of safety products is constantly flourishing.
The variety is enormous, from stickers to prevent bath slipping, through entry restrictors/stair racks, And ends with child finger protectors against heavy doors.
It's also important to note that the trendiest safety products out there are mainly those characterized by various technological safety capabilities, 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 - In that case, 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, A preliminary design response, which includes special adjustments, will be required.
Find good safety accessories
Generally speaking, the rule of thumb is thoroughly understanding your specific needs and acting accordingly.
2. One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.
In the end, there is no better tool than visual illustration.
The abovementioned safety objects can indeed help keep your children safe within your home's walls. But, and this is a big 'But - ' although they can help prevent them from endangering themself in the immediate term, they won't help with deeply pondering About Home-safety matters overall, thus, hopefully someday, turning the whole issue into a positive learning experience, ultimately leading to making more positive safety choices on their own.
We're guessing you'll probably prefer that what will prevent them from pushing their fingers into the electrical outlet will be awareness/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 regarding household safety hazards.
Here are some examples:
1. In addition to the mechanical accessories mentioned above, put a sticker next to the socket that indicates the danger inherent in uncontrolled exposure to electricity.
2. hang up a cute little sign indicating the prohibition of walking without adult supervision in some places next to the balcony window from which the road to a dangerous space is relatively short.
3. Next to the staircase (which connects your house floors), place 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 illustrate the warnings superbly with creative and cute icons/pictures.
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 all over the picture. Or the one banning climbing to a high shelf that stores a cookie 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.
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 capabilities from your child part. Information regarding safety matters can be (as expanded in paragraph two) also explained by visual illustration and storytelling techniques.
Take your child on a 'guided tour' around the house to all those 'Dangerous' places, and physically show them what is allowed and what 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.
Besides benefits related to our article's topic, it will also significantly help you with your family bonding.
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, Reality tends to be 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 constantly assess its safety issues:
From time to time, observe and pay attention to the condition of your furniture. 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/chests of drawers) that are not secure or stable enough - ones your child can easily climb on and make them crash?
Have you checked if there are any exposed electrical wires that could cause danger?
Do you have the necessary safety accessories to prevent bathroom/stairs slipping? (Like this product, for example).
The guiding principle is to constantly assess your home in the context of safety risks.
Please do yourself a favor and don't underestimate it. What do you have to lose?!
It's a simple matter, which, on the one hand, takes a few minutes at most! On the other hand can save lives.
Of those dearest to you...
Things change. Be alert.
In conclusion, as explained at the beginning of the article, we do not pretend to reinvent the wheel. Most of the above tips 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. And if you have any more questions on the matter, please feel free to reach out.
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