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Danger is an unknown word for kids, they only think about entertaining, exploring and playing. Everything we have in our homes is a world for them to discover, a place to develop marvelous adventures and fantasies. But  home can be also a common place for young children to be injured, that’s why we must try to make it as safe as possible as our children grow.  To minimize the risk of injury the best practice is looking at every place trying to identify where the hazards are and after that, taking measures in order to prevent any accident. There are basic recommendations to protect children, easy rules to follow in house that can avoid unpleasant episodes.

  • Never leave your children unattended, do not allow them to stay in the bathroom playing in the tub without the proper adult supervision.
  • If you have a pool, put safe fences around it to keep children away from the water and teach your kids to swim from an early age.
  • Choose carefully the toys for your kids, prefer those that don’t use batteries or aren’t made of small parts that can be swallowed.
  • Never leave medicines, cosmetics and cleaning products unlocked or in places where children can easily take and eventually drink or eat them.
  • Cover electrical outlets and protect children from electrical wires.

There are many web sites where you can find interesting information and other tips about safety at home. There is not “enough” data when it comes to the welfare of your family. One of those excellent resources is the page of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of the statistics you can find: each year in the United States, emergency departments (EDs) treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. About 56% of playground-related injuries that are treated in EDs are fractures and contusions/abrasions. Do you want to read more? Look at the web page:

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