Why You Should Have Child Safety Alarms at Home

If you could have a chance to monitor and protect your children 24/7, would you do it? Certainly, the answer would be yes. If parents had the power to look after their children every possible hour and second of the day, they would probably grab the chance to do so.

As parents, we don’t want to waste time for our family’s safety. We could only do that by installing home alarm systems. Safety alarms will inform you immediately of what’s happening at home when you’re not around. It will also lessen our worries and anxiety over the safety of our home and most of all, the safety of our kids.

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For abusive babysitters

What if the babysitter is secretly hurting your kids? It is nice to have babysitters to take care of your kids, especially if you’re a working mom. But sometimes, it could distress your kids. The perfect thing to do is to attach surveillance at your home, so you will know their acts. Knowing whom to trust when it comes to the safety of your kids is important. Undergo a background check for your babysitters before hiring one.

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If your place is at risk

With all the threats outside, our home should be the safest place for the kids. You need to have a home alarm system to help you identify if there’s a suspicious stranger sneaking in the back door. You could check your security camera if someone is spying around your house too. With that in mind, video footages are strong evidence when unfortunate things happened. Temporary blockout blinds installed in your windows will help prevent robbers from seeing valuable things inside your home.

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For fire safety

Kids could cause fires at home when left alone. In fact, some of the fire incidents were caused by kids playing with the gas heater. Fire accidents could have been avoided if smoke alarms were installed in the key areas of the house. Even young adults can cause fires inside your homes as well. It would really be better if you have alarms strategically places in key areas in your home for safety precautions. Gas detectors can also be installed in your kitchen area for possible leaks that most of the time goes unnoticed.

To supervise kids around the pool area

It’s great to put up a swimming pool at home. So your child could still have an outdoor activity for “staycations.” But kids have a high risk of drowning. A pool-spa alarm will notify parents of its unauthorized use like when the kids suddenly jump off the pool. Alarms could be set up at the edges. It will alert parents of pool-related incidents. Even your pets at home can accidentally jump of your pool areas unnoticed. Placing safety gates in entry ways to your pool area would also be helpful if you have young little kids at home. Having adult supervision during swimming time at home is also a must.

Child safety alarms will lessen our worries when we’re at work or even if we’re around doing other task at home. Much with that, the safety of our child is priceless.

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5 Easy Ways to Child-Proof Your Windows at Home

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Photo credit: mel issa via Flickr

Children are not completely safe inside their homes. Researchers claim that more than 2 million children are injured by several hazards present at home. However, there are simple child-friendly safety devices and ways on how to keep your children hazard-free, most especially inside your home.

Several safety devices are already available in the market to keep your kids away from harm and potential injuries that they may encounter at home. Here are some of the safety devices you can have at home to keep your kids away from any potential harm.

Use Safety Latches and Locks

Kids tend to explore even the most obscure corners of your home. It is quite important to secure trinkets and other household items like chemicals, sharp objects, glues and other fixtures that may threaten your kids. Use safety latches and locks for your cabinets and drawers at home, most especially for the ones that can be easily reached by kids. You can also install this onto your windows to prevent kids from opening them without your presence. Your bathroom doors should also be kept closed and locked, or latched to avoid threats of drowning in case children manage to enter this area without your knowledge. Lock away everything that can potentially hurt or poison your children.

Install Safety Gates

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Install gates in areas where your children may fall or slip — basically keep them away from areas with potential hazards like the garage, a flight of stairs, or the kitchen area. Choose safety gates that children cannot dislodge easily but can be opened by adults without difficulty. For stairs, you can choose to have gates that are screwed to the wall rather than pressure gates. Also take note of the gap present in your safety gates. Be sure that your child’s neck and head will not fit into it. Safety gates placed at areas where windows can be a potential threat to children is also advised.

Go for Cord-free Window treatments

Strangulation is also one of the common accidents in homes involving children and pets. To prevent this, be sure to secure electrical cords properly to keep them away from your children.  It is also advisable to have cordless window blinds in your homes to lessen the risks that may compromise your children’s safety. Made to measure blinds that are perfectly fitting is also advisable to be able to prevent your kids from potentially trying to reach or pull your window coverings. You can search for made to measure blinds via the web to find a design and functionality that will work well with your home.

Install Smoke Detectors

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Install smoke detectors in every level of your home, preferably near bedrooms to be able to alarm you as quick as possible when it comes to potential fires. Be sure to check your smoke detectors on a weekly basis to make sure that they are working. Replace batteries once a year to be able to keep them running and in good condition. Smoke detectors should also be installed near windows and door entries.

Locate Door Stops and Window Holders Properly

Your children may get caught in-between a closing door or at the edge of the door hinge and at a window. You can place door stops between your door and window openings to prevent small fingers from getting pinched or crushed between them. Be sure that the device that you will use is heavy duty and will not break into small parts. They should be large enough to prevent choking hazards to children.

These safety devices are easy to install and will not create a bulge on your budget. However, the most important thing to remember when child-proofing your home is being constantly aware of your child’s daily activities. Being with your child or pets at all times will ensure that they are safe and carefully taken cared for.

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Childproofing Around the House (Baby Center)

The Complete Guide to Babyproofing (Parents)