Be mindful of where you put your morning cup of coffee. Your child can accidentally tip it over, causing them burns. Burns from hot water and other liquids are one of the most common accidents in children at home.
Drowning doesn’t only happen in swimming pools. Standing water, even if it’s only an inch deep, can cause harm to your child. Note that the riskiest room in your house is the bathroom. Your child can lean over and look into the toilet or bathtub, and they trip and fall in. As much as possible, keep your children out of the bathroom unless you’re closely supervising them. Teach household members to keep the door closed at all times.
Ice chests, water buckets, pails, and whirlpools can pose risks as well. Make sure you empty buckets, bathtubs, and pails completely after using them and never leave them unattended. Adjust the thermostat on your water heater to avoid burns.
Button batteries are high-powered lithium batteries that are used to give power to small electronic devices like watches, greeting cards, remote controls, and others. When these batteries are swallowed, they cause severe tissue damage and chemical burns. Once swallowed, you only have two hours to get it out before it can cause irreversible damage. Thus, if this happens to your child, head to the nearest hospital immediately.
There have been many cases of children 8 years old and younger who were crushed by falling TVs that led their death. How can you prevent this? Use a sturdy, adequately-sized stands and shelves to support your TVs. Never place them on stands that have drawers. These drawers can be used by kids to climb to the top. Also, don’t put remote controls, toys, or basically anything on the top of the TV. Doing so will only fuel your kid’s curiosity.
Making your home child-friendly will not only protect your children but your pockets as well. The costs of treating a child due to preventable injuries can hurt your pockets. Be mindful of the things in your home. Inspect it regularly and make sure nothing in it can hurt your child or your visitors. While you’re at it, make sure your home is protected with insurance.
Brad Spurgeon Insurance Agency helps in protecting your pockets from the risks you face every day. We offer home insurance products that you can customize according to your needs. Get a free quote from us today and let’s discuss your options. Call us at (409) 945-4746 or visit us at our office.