Apr
02

Safety First: Child-Proofing Your Kitchen

Parents are extremely very careful when taking steps for their child’s wellbeing. But a possible danger-zone they oftentimes overlook is their kitchen area. Very easy to open up cabinets and doors, knives and sharp objects scattered all over the place, a wet floor etc. can cause problems for the kids. But really don’t worry because you can now allow your kitchen child-proof by using these basic steps:

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1)    Block access to dangerous things
To ensure that you small kids are not able to enter in the kitchen, you may install safety gates. This is to ensure that they couldn’t roam or play around the kitchen even if you’re not looking after them. Ensure that all pointed and fragile objects are kept well out of reach. Place them in an area that children can’t reach, yet a spot convenient for you. Unplug blenders, food processors, coffeemakers, and also other small appliances when not in use. Furthermore, set up child locks on cabinets and drawers. Finally, avoid using tablecloths and placemats; children can pull them and the things on top of them down

2)    Correct risky habits
Kids love to play with appliances or any equipment in the house. They are going to attempt to stick their fingers into ports, as you can imagine, electrocution is a high-risk. Kids also can make use of the kitchen appliances like their parents do and unintentionally result in a risky situation. Whenever your child has the tendency of doing this, clarify them the risks and dangers that could happen. And keep the things that’ll get them curious out of reach.

3)    Keep your floor clean and well organized
Each parent knows that children are certain to come tearing through the house when chasing after each other or the pet dog and could easily slip on smooth surfaces. This can be most evident and harmful when it concerns the kitchen. Kitchen floorings are prone to spillages that will make it be slippery. Furthermore, keep the floor free of clutter to ensure that no one will fall because of any blockages.

4)    Practice safe cooking
Turn the handles of saucepans in when you are cooking: This tends to stop your toddler from reaching up and pulling the pan off the stove. If you can, try and use the burners at the back of the stove. Furthermore, never let your toddler to sit down on the counter top. Whenever your kid is in reach of kitchen tools, you happen to be requesting trouble. In addition, you wouldn’t like your child to think that it’s okay to be sitting there, or the next thing you realize, they may be climbing up the next day. It’s also recommended to invest on smoke alarms, fire extinguisher and fire blankets.