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Child Safety Week: 4 Ways To Child-Proof Your Home

Child Safety Week: 4 Ways To Child-Proof Your Home

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Today, Child Safety Week begins. It is held by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to draw awareness to the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. There are few things worse than imagining any form of harm coming to your little ones. This is why it's important that you take note of these few important ways in which you must safeguard your home, to prevent any nasty accidents.

Protect outlets

Quite annoyingly, it can be very easy for the little plug-in caps to end up in your baby's mouth, and, more worryingly, stuck in your baby's throat. This is why it's good initiative to protect electrical outlets with outlet covers. If you frequently use extension cords, cover any of the exposed outlets with electrical tape. We doubt you want you baby's fingers going in them.

Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets

It's the 21st century people, and you'll find a tonne of gadgets for sale that can really support your home's efforts at childproofing. Obviously, gadgets can never substitute your ears and eyes, but you should make the most of things that can provide an extra boost in your home's safety!

Prevent fires

Experts suggest that a smoke alarm that works properly can reduce the chances of death by fire. Make sure a fire alarm is installed in every room throughout the house. Take a look at them every month to ensure they are still working. 
Think about having smoke alarms installed that have long-life batteries. Of course, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Prepare for an emergency

Put emergency into your mobile and home phone. Keep a list of these numbers near to every phone in your home and provide this list to every caregivers.

You can find all emergency UK telephone numbers here.

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