When it comes to home safety, everyone in your family, especially the kids must be aware of different aspects of it. Children are naive, but it’s your responsibility to make them aware of these home safety rules which they need to follow. You don’t want any panic to be generated in the occurrence of any untoward situations. We have listed a few tips that you should educate your children about.
Not open the door for strangers:
You cannot do anything to help your child and keep your home safe if your kid opens doors to strangers. Have a proper talk with your child and make him aware of the dangers of letting strangers in your home. And strictly warn them not to entertain them in any case.
Safety from electronic gadgets and devices:
Turning off the switches, the geysers and other gadgets in your home should be done by kids under your supervision so that, they manage it well in your absence. Make them aware of all the essentials to keep themselves from safe from electrocution and burns.
Location of emergency contact numbers:
You did your responsibility of putting down all the probable numbers you may need if an emergency arises. But make sure you place it in an easily accessible place and make it known to your children too.
Locking the door properly when leaving home:
You must train your kids properly and demonstrate how the doors of your home have to be secured. Show them and then ask them to do it in front of you, so that you are sure they know it well.
Access to the first aid kit:
Only access is not enough; your kid should know how basic first aid should be administered. In case of injuries in your absence, you can at least be sure your child can handle the situation till you hurry home.
Make them aware of how the fire alarm works:
Create a mock drill and make sure your kids know how the fire alarm beeps in case there is fire. Also, teach them which route to use to escape in case of emergency.
Safety in case of pets:
Your pets may be very affectionate, but certain things such a pulling their ears or tail or disturbing them while they have their food can annoy them. Teach your kid how to be gentle with pets and keep away from them when they show signs of agitation.
As much as possible, don’t leave your kids alone when they’re in anything full of water, whether its a bathtub or a pool. But in your absence, make sure your child knows he has not to venture into any water body without any elder person to supervise him.
While it’s not possible to avoid all the untoward situations, you can always take precautions to minimise damage caused. Teach your kids the right tips and keep them safe!