PSOP Kids offers home safety tips for children
As Plano pediatricians, we’ve learned from years of experience that it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our patients. The CDC reports that injuries are the leading cause of death in children. We want our patients to have the best care possible, both in the office and at home. That’s why we’re sharing these home safety tips for children.
Important home safety tips for children
These home safety tips for children from our Plano pediatricians can help protect every member of the family.
- Poison protection. Poisons should be kept out of reach of small children and locked up. Don’t transfer dangerous chemicals into other containers where they could be mistaken for something harmless. If your child ingests a dangerous chemical, call poison control.
- No tipping, please. Where you see an antique dresser or a TV table, your child may see an improvised staircase or an exciting toy. You can save a child’s life by securing your heavy furniture to the wall.
- Sleep safely. Babies should always sleep on their back in an empty crib. Co-sleeping can cause babies to suffocate.
- Fire safety. Fire and carbon monoxide can be deadly, especially when your family is sleeping. Keep fire and carbon monoxide alarms on all levels of your home, placed near bedrooms. Don’t forget to change the batteries every six months.
All children are different. Some children require more safety-proofing than others. Your pediatrician can offer specific home safety tips for children tailored to your child’s needs.
When in doubt, reach out
Childhood is a time of exploration and experimentation. Our Plano pediatricians are parents and understand how challenging it can be to keep children safe at home. While the internet can be a great resource for child safety tips, it is essential to make sure that the information you receive online comes from reliable sources. If you’re unsure about your child’s safety and need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for guidance.
If you need help kid-proofing your home, or have other questions about your child’s health, contact us.