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Ways to Prevent Injuries at Home. Childproofing the Home. What does this statement mean?. The best way to find the dangers a child might encounter is to explore the home at his or her level – by getting down on your hands and knees.

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ways to prevent injuries at home
Ways to PreventInjuries

at Home

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childproofing the home
Childproofing the Home

What does this statement mean?

The best way to find the dangers a child might encounter is to explore the home at his or her level – by getting down on your hands and knees.

“You may feel silly, but a few self-conscious minutes are better than years of regret.”

Explain in your own words what you think this means.

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Childproofing the Home

What is the best way to go about looking at childproofing the home?

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safety in the kitchen
Safety in the Kitchen

What are safety precautions that parents need to follow in the kitchen to keep children free from injuries?

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Safety in the Kitchen

Can you think of any safety precautions that deal with glasses or knives and forks?

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Safety in the Kitchen

How can tablecloths, placemats and appliances be hazards to children?

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Safety in the Kitchen

How should the pot handles be turned when cooking?

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safety in the bathroom
Safety in the Bathroom

What do you need to do to make the bathroom safe for a child?

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safety around heat sources
Safety around Heat Sources
  • Keep guards around open heaters, radiators, and floor furnaces
  • Teach children that the heat source is “hot”

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home fires
Home Fires

What do you need to teach children about home fires?

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firearm safety
Firearm Safety
  • Guns kill more that 10 children every day.
  • Adults need to teach children that guns are not toys and must not be handled by children.

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What else do you know about firearm safety?

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bathing children safely
Bathing Children Safely

Is it safe to leave a child alone in the bathtub?

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preventing falls
Preventing Falls

How can a parent prevent

falls in the home?

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making cribs and beds safe
Making Cribs and Beds Safe

How far apart do the slats need to be in a crib to keep a baby’s head from becoming stuck?

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Making Cribs and Beds Safe

Why should all stuffed animals and fluffy blankets, and pillows be removed from the crib when child is sleeping?

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keeping mealtimes safe
Keeping mealtimes safe

Children love to try new foods. What are foods that children do not need to try early in life because of possible allergic reactions?

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preventing suffocation
Preventing suffocation
  • Remove all stuffed animals from the crib at night
  • Keep plastic bags away from children

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preventing poisoning
Preventing poisoning
  • Request child-resistant packaging when possible.
  • But keep in mind that child-resistant does not mean childproof.
  • These medicines still need to be locked out of reach.

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Toy Safety

This is a tube tester. What do you think it might be used for?

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Toy Safety

  • Some people will suggest using a toilet paper tube to test if something poses a choking hazard.

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preventing lead poisoning
Preventing lead poisoning

Can anyone tell us what lead poisoning is and what it comes from?

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emergency
Emergency
  • Keep a first aid kit on hand and emergency numbers by every phone in the home.
  • Include the national toll-free poison hotline: 1-800-222-1222.

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make sure your child has a safe secure environment at home
Make sure your child has a safe, secure environment at home.

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