When it comes to safety in the home with children and childproofing, it is very important to make sure everything is done correctly so that there are no mishaps later on. Regardless of how confident you are of your childproofing, it is always helpful to get a second opinion to help make sure there is nothing that you missed. On average, almost half of parents miss a few hazards when childproofing their house that could potentially lead to an injury with a child. By following these safety tips, you can help to ensure your child is safe in your home.
Don’t Be Overconfident in the Child
Oftentimes, parents are very confident in their baby’s ability to stay out of trouble. Even if you think your 12-month-old child does not know how to do certain things just yet, it is much better to be safe than sorry.
Make Sure Things are Out of Reach
Some items in the house are very breakable, and should be placed out of reach of young children. Take glass photo frames and mirrors, for example. If a child is able to reach a freestanding mirror or photo frame, it is not very safe. All it takes is for the child to knock it over and have it land on them for a glass-related injury, which can lead to other problems. Simply put, make sure heavy and fragile items are out of reach for children.
Make sure that all power strips are covered well, because it is all too easy for a young child to electrocute themselves. While it is not likely to happen, it is much better to be safe than to have it happen.
If your child was injured due to the negligence of another, it is very possible there is a case to be made of it. A well-qualified attorney can help. Contact The Paris Firm today to schedule a consultation.