Child Safety

 

Indoor Safety

  • Keep emergency numbers at hand
  • Use swing gates at top and bottom stairs and at the kitchen door
  • Full panel covers at electrical outlets
  • For toddlers- move furniture away from windows
  • Always supervise infants, toddlers and young children around/ in water
  • Keep all cleaners, detergents and harm full liquids out of reach and locked up
  • Put away hairdryers, razors etc.
  • Use non-skid bathmats
  • Close the toilet seat lid or install a toilet seat lock
  • Wipe spills quickly
  • No children close to the oven when being used
  • Keep fire extinguisher in the kitchen
  • Use back burners for hot temperatures and cooler ones for front burners
  • Keep hot oil out of reach
  • Unplug small appliances if not being used
  • Keep small, choking hazard food items out of reach for toddlers
  • Use placemats instead of tablecloths
  • Keep the dishwasher locked up and container away
  • Keep chest freezer locked
  • Childproof for infants and toddlers

Outdoor Safety

  • Keep infants away when the sun is at its strongest: 11am – 3pm
  • When using hand-me –down equipment, always fasten the child
  • Never hang shopping bags on a stroller
  • Always know how and where the breaks are
  • Use sunscreen specific for babies and children
  • Use insect repellent especially for babies and children
  • Supervise all children when they are near /in water
  • Childproof the pool and yard
  • Use snacks that won’t go bad in the heat
  • Use hats with chinstraps
  • Have plenty of safe water to prevent dehydration
  • Remember to call for break time -Toilet, water and food
  • Use sanitizers to minimize germs and to wash their hands regularly
  • Make sure the kids are dressed appropriately
  • Make sure they are geared properly for sport activities

 Electrical Safety

  • DON’T plug too many things into one outlet or extension cord.
  • Make sure all electric cords are tucked away, neat and tidy.
  • DON’T yank an electrical cord from the wall.
  • Fly a kite far away from power lines or substations.
  • Teach children to ask a grown-up for help when they need to use something that uses electricity.
  • Teach children to look up and look out for power lines before they climb a tree.
  • Teach children to have a grown-up put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets.
  • Keep electrical equipment far away from water

 

 

 

 

Driving Safety

 

  • Everyone must be fastened in the car
  • The parents are responsible for a car seat
  • By law children 0-12years must be fastened in the correct child seat
  • Passengers older than 12 or taller than 1.35m use an ordinary seatbelt
  • Infants must be rear facing until they are at least 9kg + 10months old
  • Infants may be put in the passenger side if airbags can be switched off, if not then the seat must be put o the back seat, rear facing
  • All child seats must be fastened with the 3 point seatbelt following the manufacturer’s instructions
  • If the child’s head sticks out over the top of the child seat, the child seat is too small.
  • Be sure before departure everyone is fastened
  • Never place anything underneath a child seat, they will not be safe when an accident happens
  • Keep everyone calm, it may disturb the driver
  • If a child keeps on loosening its seatbelt, replace it.
  • Put all large objects in the boot
  • Never speak or text while driving