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TOPIC: Preventing accidents around the home

Re: Preventing accidents around the home 10 years 6 months ago #4981

Hi Alexander
Thanks for sharing. I found our baby monitor gave us piece of mind.
I think your experience does illustrate how easy it is for an accident to happen and how watchful we need to be as parents.
Glad you were there though to take care of the situation.

I always stood over the cot when my two were babies just to make sure I could hear their breathing.....

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Re: Preventing accidents around the home 10 years 3 weeks ago #7350

MrOrange wrote: ahhh, this is where i get a bit geeky

  • I put the bleach, loo brush, limescale remover all up on the window so they are out of reach but able to be used.
  • I moved bleach, blue loo blocks and more limescale remover into our storage cupboard which has a latch way up out of reach of young children.
  • I moved random paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets from eg bedside cupboards, kitchen shelf etc into the medicine cupboard.
  • i put a lock with key on the medicine cupboard.
  • i made the stairs safe by fitting a stairgate at the bottom of the stairs (we don't let toddler upstairs without being accompanied so not use a stairgate at the top).
  • i put absolutely loads of plastic safety plug tops (or whatever they're called) into unused mains outlets.
  • i drained our very very small pond.
  • i put child locks on the kitchen cupboards.
  • i put a stairgate on the kitchen to keep toddler out when cooking, and generally to keep him out because he climbs chairs and could push chair around and get knives or glasses.
  • i keep loo door closed to keep little hands out of the really interesting loo water and germs. It also stops a variety of things being 'posted' into the water.
  • I keep hot drinks out of toddlers reach. I also use the word 'hot' and infrequently let him touch the hot mug to understand what hot means.
  • i lock the drinks cupboard because of any alcohol and all the glasses which could smash.
  • i keep my tools either out of reach in 'my room' or in my toolbox which is too difficult for toddler to open. I have also used a padlock on the toolbox in the past when we had a child who could open the toolbox.
  • I don't leave a child alone in the bath (even for the shortest time).
  • I make sure toys and things left lying around are large enough that they will not get stuck in a child's throat.
/orange :ugeek:

PS - I do let him eat soil, get dirty in puddles, get freezing cold hands and ears if that is what he wants to do in the garden. We drown the floor when we washup. He gets bumps and bruises when he clambers around and gradually discovers his limitations about running, climbing on toys and boxes, and bumping into doors. I guess I try to be safe but not 'wrap little one in cotton wool'.


good article you post friend i like it and much informative to safe my self and him self from accidents.

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