If I were 3 years old, how could I hurt myself? That’s the question parents need to ask themselves when decorating a child’s bedroom. There are a hundred ways a child could get hurt in a home. The bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom each have their own types of hidden dangers.
First, let’s talk about the bedroom. After all, this is where the child will spend most of their time. That being said, by most of the time, I mean that they are sleeping. Depending on how old the child is, there might be a rail on the bed so that the child doesn’t fall out in the middle of the night. Also depending on the age of the young one, the parents might not want too much of a blanket if there is a baby in the crib. A large blanket could be hazardous for suffocation.
Next, the kitchen has its own set of hazards. Where are the sharp utensils? I surely hope that knives are out of reach. Because if they are not, they could find their way into a child’s hand. Does the outside of the oven get hot? I hope not because a toddler will find their way to it. Also, when the child gets a little taller, can they reach the stove top? I think you’re beginning to notice a pattern.
Children will find a way to get hurt. They will find many ways. However, it’s the parent’s job to attempt to minimize how bad they get hurt and how they get hurt. Let’s take a look at the bathroom.
A slippery bathtub is a recipe for disaster. This is especially true if there is a possibility the child’s head could land on the metal faucet. Many parents will put a rubber child safely nozzle as an extra precaution.
There are many resources for parents to help them baby-proof and child-proof their home. All it takes is a little research. In the end, it will be time well spent.