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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Is your child alone at home?

Home - it's where children grow and learn, the place where they find comfort, love and care. It's where they can see, touch, explore and experience the world around them, so their minds and bodies develop properly. It's also a place where children need to feel safe.

Home is a special place when you are growing up. It’s a place to explore, to have adventures and to play. The home is also the most common place for young children to be injured. Most accidents are predictable and preventable. Try to make the home environment as safe as possible before your baby arrives and again before your child starts crawling.

You must always ensure the inside of your home is safe. You must also consider hazards found in outdoor areas, particularly the driveway, front and rear gardens, pool and barbeque areas, garden sheds, play areas and cubby houses.

Your child is big enough now. Let's see how he/she reacts to the new condition without hanging on to your fingertips. But before you leave them, guide them with some necessary tips so that they can feel more confortable in the situation.

Take a look at the home safety tips for children:

Child Safety Checklist

Never leave young children unattended for any length of time
Keep cleaning supplies, poisons, alcohol and other toxic agents locked up and out of reach
If you leave older children home alone, be sure they understand the importance of keeping the doors and windows locked at all times. And tell them to never answer the door for anyone other than a trusted friend or family member.
Never allow your kids to operate the oven, stove, washing machine or other appliance without your supervision
Never allow young children to shower or bathe unless you or another adult can assist them if needed
Make sure a list of emergency contact numbers is clearly posted

Ask your child how he feels about staying home alone. If he seems worried or afraid, he may not be ready. But if he's keen to try, this experience can foster his sense of independence. Make use of these tips and let your child be safe and comfort at your home even lonely. Thus you can be stress-free and happy that your child has grown to be independent. Happy Homes with Nest Infratech. Nest Infratech offers safe living in all their infrastructural properties.