Safety Hazards in the Home
Keeping children safe in the home will vary based on how old the child is and who they share their home with. If you have multiple children, you are already well aware that there is a big difference between baby proofing, toddler-proofing, and measures it takes to keep big kids and teens safe at home. Some general things to consider include:
- Sleep safety
- Stages of mobility — crawl, walk, etc. — sharp points, low counters, etc.
- Access to medications, cleaning products, poisons, etc.
- Falls off furniture or down stairs
- Finger or limb entrapment is small crevices
- Small parts/ choking hazards
- Access to water, electricity, heat/fire, etc.
- Exposure to various people
- Trusting of strangers
- Vulnerable targets of violence