How to keep children safe
Your main priority with your children is to keep them safe and make sure that nothing in their environment can harm them. In your home, you should always be aware of the hazards and dangers presented to your children, so that you can safeguard against accidents and keep them secure. Here are some tips on keeping your house safe for your children, whatever their ages.
- Know how to keep your car safe for children. Use booster seats until they are old enough for proper seat belts, and use rear-facing seats whilst they are very small.
- Keep medicines and cleaning products locked away. It may make sense to keep these products in the cupboard under the seat, but this makes products very easily accessible to children. Keep them high up, and locked away.
- Don’t leave toys lying around and do observe children when they play. Toys and other items can present a choking hazard to small children, so you shouldn’t leave them alone with toys at any point. Try not to leave anything small enough to be swallowed in your child’s crib when you are not in the room.
- Teach your children basic safety. Walk your children through the house and teach them the very basics of being safe, such as with electrical devices, around water and in the bathroom. Make sure that your children know why they shouldn’t do things, and not just that they shouldn’t.
- Have gates on staircases. Children can easily fall down the stairs if they are not supervised, so have gates that stop children getting to the staircase unless you are there.
- Have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This keeps your home safe for both yourself and your children.
When to find injury solicitors in Dunbeath
If your child has been injured in an accident at someone else’s home, and you feel that the reason for the accident was the negligence of another party, then you may want to consider using injury solicitors in Dunbeath to claim compensation against them. You will need to be sure that you have a good case or compensation before you proceed, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team.
The team will talk you through the situation and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. if you do then they can let you know more about the 30 second test online, which tells you how much compensation you may be entitled to, and then pass you over to injury solicitors in Dunbeath. Your injury solicitors in Dunbeath will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will work on your behalf to ensure that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown