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Parent Quiz

 

SAFETY AT HOME
 

The home should provide a loving and carrying environment for your child. Your child should feel free to move around without any hazards coming in his or her way. Therefore to provide your child with a safe environment, it is essential to take certain safety measures at home.

Safety Measures in the Bedroom :
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Fix grills in the windows to protect your child if he/she is able to reach the windows by standing on sofas, chairs or the bed.
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All sharp instruments such as scissors and blades as well as all medication should be kept away securely and out of reach.
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Curtains as well as blinds should be held back and fastened with an appropriate pin.
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Rickety and unstable furniture should be placed out of your child's reach as they may topple over and fall.
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Chest draws should be locked to prevent your child from prying them open and then getting their fingers stuck or jammed while shutting draws.

Safety Measures in the Bathroom :
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All forms of medication should be kept out of the child's reach.
* Latch or lock the bathroom door when not in use.
* Non-slip mats should be used in the bath tub to prevent falling.
* Heater switches should never be fixed within the child's reach.
* Sprays, lotions and polishes should be kept away in cabinets and out of the reach of children.

Safety Measures in the Kitchen :
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Drawers and cabinets containing sharp instruments and food items should be locked.
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Use the back burners on the stove if possible and ensure that the handles of pots are turned away and therefore out of reach of the child.
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Never let a child sit on the kitchen counter top as he / she may touch hot utensils or electrical appliances.

Electrical Safety Measures :
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All unused electrical outlets should be out of the reach of children or should be covered with a safety plug.
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There should be no open wires or any exposed wiring.
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No cords from any electrical equipment should be hanging lose.
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All electric appliances should be grounded.