Easy Tips to Prevent Kids from Sustaining Injuries at Home


Homes with children run a higher risk of suffering accidents than those without and many injuries have been reported to have occurred at home. Safety measures need to be taken to minimise such accidents that occur at home due to negligence. Some of these injuries include but are not limited to; falls, burns, and cuts.

To prevent your kids from getting hurt, here are some recommendations you can follow.

Remove clutter

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One of the easiest ways to ensure your kids’ safety at home is by keeping it clean and tidy. Objects and toys left on the floor may result in accidents that could have been prevented. For toys, one may have toy boxes, baskets or shelves to store their toys after use. As a parent, you should also teach your children to put back their toys in the storage after use. Bulky objects lying around your house like your unused bicycles, ski equipment or old stereo set may pose as safety hazards as well. If you do not want to dispose of these items, you can consider storing them in self-storage facilities in Singapore where you can still have access to them 24/7. At Work+Store, storage spaces come in a range of sizes from 6 sqft to 445 sqft with a 24 hours access card security system and CCTV surveillance. You can also opt for our Work+Store valet service where your items will be picked up directly from your house and transported to a temporary facility for safe keeping. This is an ideal option for people who wish to save the hassle of making a trip down to the storage facilities themselves. By removing these clutter from your home, you are reducing the potential accidents and falls that could happen in a messy environment.

Keep medicines out of reach

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Medicines should always be kept out of sight and reach from children. Scan the home for places where kids can easily get into contact with any medicine. This could be, pills in purses, or even vitamins carelessly left on countertops. Kids are curious and when medicine is left lying around, they may play with or eat them.

Keep cleaning detergents out of kids contact

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Toddlers often tend to put things in their mouths. This is more so with those below the age of five. Cleaning products can easily cause health hazards like poisoning. It is advisable to keep them away where they cannot be reached after use. For empty cleaning containers, it is best to throw them away.

Secure electronics

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From the age of six months, babies may start to crawl. Soon they may start pulling themselves up or climbing fixtures in the house. This can lead to tip-over accidents. A normal example is a TV on a stand with drawers. A child may open the drawers and start to climb, trying to reach the television. The TV might fall and cause harm to the child. It is therefore good to have electronics like TVs’, home theatres and radios well secured. One may attain this by having them carefully mounted on walls so that kids can’t move them. Also, ensure the wiring is safely done. If possible, use wallpapers or protective cases to cover them from a child’s sight.

Have safety boxes for tiny objects

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In a home setting, various tiny items are frequently used. For instance, needles, batteries, coins, buttons, among others. These are choking hazards for toddlers and may result in life-threatening injuries. This is because they can be lodged in a child’s throat. Make sure that these things are put out of children’s contact to avoid any accidents. For those that may no longer be useful like your old batteries, it is best to dispose of them.

Use the above tips to reduce accidents at home and enjoy your piece of mind. In case they happen, do not panic. Stay calm and then administer first aid as you call for medical help.

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