March 17, 2012
Baby Proofing, Child Safety, Parenting
child scalding, child scalds, home safety, kitchen safety, scald prevention
“A scald injury occurs when contact with hot liquid or steam damages one or more layers of skin”. And this kind of burn is very painful and can be life threatening for small children who are more vulnerable.
40% of all scald injuries are suffered by children aged 0-4.
In order to prevent scalding here are a few great tips:
- Set your water heater at 120 degrees for a medium setting.
- When filling the tub for a child use a thermometer to judge if it’s too hot.
- Run your hand under the water before allowing your child to get in the tub.
- Purchase a Faucet & Tap Protector that helps prevent bumps and bruises.
- Wear long oven mitts when handling hot food
- Turn all pot handles inward
- Use a Stove Guard to keep little ones from hot stove burners.
If you do burn your skin: Run cold water over it for 3 minutes or more. Don’t use butter or ice and call 911 if the burn looks really bad.
Be safe and be aware!
Thanks from the staff at Kidsafe
March 14, 2012
Baby Safety, furniture tip-over, home safety, tip over accidents, tip over injuries, tv safety, tv tip over
Between 2008 and 2010 there were 22,000 furniture tip-over injuries to children younger than 9 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Furniture safety is not hard and it is not expensive.
A simple strap attached to the wall and the furniture will take care of tip-overs. An “Anti-Tip Furniture Strap” made by Kidco will do the trick and put your mind at ease when it comes to a large piece of furniture possibly spilling over onto your child.
For more ideas on furniture safety please go to “Home Furniture Safety”.
Thank you from the staff at Kidsafe
November 16, 2009
Home Safety Tips
baby proofing tips, home safety, today show
The “Today Show” had a nice story today on home safety and baby proofing. It showed some typical hazards in the home and some products to make the home safer for small kids. Video Link: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/33962485#33962485