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Living with children from newborn to preschool takes great responsibility. You might have checked the safety cabinet, locked the doors, closed the windows, but is your house truly child proof? In addition to constant supervision, here are some ways that could help you to better secure your house and promote safety to your children:
1. Install a functional smoke detector
We all want the safety of everyone in the house. We want to feel safe every second inside our own home. Installing a smoke detector could help prevent damages in case related accidents happen.
2. Manage the air quality
Allow proper ventilation inside the house. Identify chemicals and other products that may bring allergic reaction to children. Check if there are adequate windows or appliances that would bring good air quality for all.
3. Check your pets
Secure rabies vaccination for your pets as needed. Maintain cleanliness and good grooming to your pets and to their cage or to their immediate environment.
4. Double check all windows
Check if windows are closed and locked and if they are safe for children in cases of playtime.
5. Reconsider plants
Plants could allow more oxygen and fresh air inside your house or the garden. Check if they are safe for children because they may attract insects
6. Check things with lid
Children are fond of opening bottles or containers with lid. Make sure that harmful chemicals are stored safely and labeled properly.
7. Inspect water
Inspect faucets, shower heads etc. if they are in good working condition. Check for leaking pipes and facilitate repair as needed.
8. Check for falling objects
Check for objects placed on top of cabinets that may bring harm if fallen. Check also the sources of lights if well functioning as well as paintings in the wall.
9. Make your home a no-shoe zone
Children are fond of wearing shoes that may or may not fit them. Ensure proper storage of shoes to avoid accidents
10. Ask for second opinions
Make use of available resources that could help you secure your home and promote safety for your children.
Your home is your biggest investment. Make sure to protect it by getting it insured. At Evans Insurance Services Inc., we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (610) 889-9300 or CLICK HERE to request a free quote.