Meeting with children and grandchildren is a very joyful event for grandparents. This is especially true if the grandchildren live far and rarely get tosee each other. Young children under 3 are very active and their grandparents’ home will be a great opportunity for them to play. There are a lot of new and unfamiliar things around. A child should be curious about all these unusual objects. Unfortunately, too often the grandparents’ house is not prepared for such active children. When living without children for a long time, it is easy to forget about the dangers of everyday household items. How can grandparents ensure the safety of young children in their house?
We will give several recommendations which will help you prepare your house for your young grandchildren. Take a glance at your home and decide how safe it is for a child. Your lovely vase or statuettes which you hold close to your heart may be dangerous when broken in the presence of a child. The same goes for sharp objects. Children are very curious and ready to constantly explore new objects, but not all objects are safe for young children. There are a lot of items in your house that are very valuable to you, but a child does not understand that some objects must be treated with great care. In order to avoid these undesirable situations, you should try your best to prepare your home for when your grandchildren visit.
Safety for young children at home: put away accessible thrusting and sharp objects.
It is better to put away thrusting and sharp objects beforehand for the safety of your grandchildren. Knives, scissors, and other interior items with sharp edges that can wound a baby should be inaccessible to children. Be attentive if you do needlework since knitting needles, needles and scissors may be very dangerous playthings for children. There are many of cases of child injuries that are due to these objects.
Safety for young children at home: put away accessible fragile items
It is better to put away all fragile items from places that are accessible to kids. A child may be very active, but until the age of 5, children are still developing their coordination and movement, and as a result they often fall. A child may fall on fragile items or on a table where they are kept. This may lead to the injury of the child and a loss of your favorite items.
Safety for young children at home: drugs and toxic chemicals
If your grandchildren stay at your home for a while, you should also keep drugs and toxic chemicals away from them. A child may find these dangerous objects. It is a well known that all children taste everything they encounter, so the consequences of tasting drugs and toxic chemicals are very dangerous. There are very high, unfortunate statistics related to children and the ingestion of chemicals and medicines.
Safety for young children at home: put away all valuable items
Some children under the age of 2 like to hide things or just throw them in the garbage. Parents happen to find their favorite watches, mobile phones, TV controllers, or keys in the clothing basket, garbage pail, and even in the refrigerator. The ambitions of your child are unpredictable. This is why all your valuable items should be put away. Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot of time looking for them after your guests leave. Pay special attention to your glasses because a many children consider this item to be very interesting and entertaining.
Safety for young children at home: stairs at home
If there are stairs with open handrails in your house, it might also be very dangerous for the children. In the case that the stairs are really dangerous, you should restrict access to them.
Be ready for a mess
Your little grandchildren are ready to play, run, jump and discover new things every time. Noise, screaming, laughing and messes normally accompany their visit. Be ready for a mess to be made in your house.
We hope that this information will help grandparents prepare their house for the visits of their little grandchildren and ensure the safety of young children at home. All precautionary measures mentioned in this article will help you keep your grandchildren from injuries. Besides, you will be in a good mood during your relatives’ visit and keep your favorite items safe.