Living Room Safety for Kids scroll this section to read all Over 1 Million accidents happen to children occur each and every year in the United Kingdom requiring Hospital Accident Emergency visits and the lounge living room is the room where most injuries happen. If you have any of these in your living room make sure you put them out of reach.
Sometimes children can be seriously injured or worse still killed by accidents in the home.
Living room safety for children. You need to look at the world from his point of view literally and you will begin to see what he sees. Swapping live plants out for plastic plants is an option but even plastic plants pose their threats. PHOTOS Kitchen Dining Kitchen Dining Room Pantry Great Room Breakfast Nook Bed Bath Bathroom Powder Room Bedroom Storage Closet Baby Kids Living Living Room Family Room Sunroom Outdoor Landscape Patio Deck Pool Backyard Porch Exterior Outdoor Kitchen Front Yard Driveway Poolhouse Walkways Staircase Entry Hall.
Pothos Peace Lily and Caladium plants are all highly toxic to children and even pets. Its important to take. We discovered cords and other hazards that we had previously overlooked by seeing things from their point of view.
Keep power strips hidden behind furniture. Your child could easily unplug a cord from the power strip stick a metal object inside one of the holes and electrocute himself. There are many items in our homes that pose a risk to children.
Keep these and fireplace matches out of childrens reach. Even an unused fireplace is a hazard if a child crawls around it and breathes in the soot. The last thing anyone wants is a trip to the emergency room or even worse death.
Get down on their level. Lets face it you spend an awful lot of time with him. Power strip is exposed.
Tongs and other tools can crush fingers or injure eyes. Choose furniture with rounder edge or cover the sharp edges using corner bumper. A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living.
Look around for safety hazards that you may not have considered. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl around the living room says child safety expert Debra Holtzman author of The Safe Baby. Broken glasses are harmful to kids especially when they reach their mouths.
Children fall and stumble a lot while playing and hitting a sharp edge can do a lot of harm. Child safety in the living room means being aware of potential accidents from choking and strangulation TV and furniture tip-overs and burns from fireplaces or outlets. Better safe than sorry.
LIVING ROOM HAZARDS By Jamie Schaefer-Wilson Child Safety Advocate When you are baby proofing a room the best place to start is from your childs perspective. Over 1 Million accidents to children occur each year in the United Kingdom and in the US 9 Million requiring Hospital Accident Emergency visits. Items made of glass like vase jar or floor lamp are also dangerous for them and must kept away.
Never leave a young child alone in the room if there is a fire or hot coals in the fireplace or if the fireplace doors are still hot. When childproofing your home begin by crawling around the living space on your hands and knees like a little one would. Follow the safety guidelines.
Even some of the most common household plants can be harmful to your child. If you are expecting a child you should keep your glass furniture in storage until they are old enough to practice safety. The Living area is where most accidents in the home occur.
Because your children family and friends enjoy this space its important to make your living room a safe place where everyone can relax and play together. Kids will spend a lot of time playing inside the living room which means that they are sitting on the carpet.