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Here’s How To Protect Your Child From Injuries

Getting small cuts and bruises while growing up is probably the fondest memory one can have, mainly because they are coupled with other fun childhood memories. However, when it comes to your child, you’d rather have them stay in the house than get hurt. However, since this is a pretty tall order and realistically not possible, you hope and try your best to keep your little one safe.

Children are full of curiosity, and this trait often leads them to places they shouldn’t be. While their curiosity is admirable at times, sometimes they end up getting severely hurt, which not only causes pain and agony but easily opens the door to childhood trauma. So, the question that arises is: is there any way to protect your child from getting seriously injured? Yes, there is. You can’t supervise them 24/7 but what you can do is take simple steps to make their surroundings safe for them.

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1. The Kitchen

For children, the party is where the parents are, so they’ll often follow you into the kitchen, where they can easily spot the matches, the lighter, and the shiny knives. This is why parents need to start installing cabinet locks and store anything remotely dangerous in the cabinets. Once your little one observes your pulling the cabinet door open, they’ll be right behind you to do the same, but with child-safe locks installed, you can keep your child safe. Once your children have hit the age where they can understand and be reasoned with, you can introduce cooking safely so they can try out a new hobby while understanding the risks.

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2. Bathrooms

Usually, most injuries and accidents happen during bath times when children are left unsupervised. They either end up hurting themselves or lose their balance and slip. The best way to keep your child safe is to simply supervise them with full attention. A glass of wine might seem like a destressing beverage at that time, but it can easily result in an intoxicated parent making intoxicated mistakes. Once your child grows older, the risks of injuries decrease on their own. 

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3. Vacation

Vacationing does mean that you get to relax and enjoy, but it doesn’t mean that you are no longer responsible for your children. Many children get injured while vacationing because the parents are either unavailable or inattentive. You have to reinforce your enjoyment while making sure your children are safe, and the best way to do it is to simply go for family activities where they are supervised and you, as a parent, get to enjoy.

Raising children is no easy task, but these tips can help to keep your children safe from any injuries.

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