You would think that kids are perfectly safe in their own home. But, once your back is turned, you never know what they will get up to! Their mischievousness can often be cute and endearing but sometimes it can put them in danger and put them at risk of injuring themselves.
This often worries moms who are always busy around the house. Whether you are busy doing chores or running your home business, there is no way you can keep you eye on the kids at all time. Thankfully, though, you don’t have watch them like a hawk! Here are some ways busy moms can improve their kids’ safety.
Set A Designated Play Area
Some parts of your home will be more dangerous than others, such as your kitchen and bathroom. For this reason, it’s usually necessary to set a designated play area where your kids need to stay. This could be the living room where they have plenty of space to play with their toys, and they can watch the TV if they want. During the summer, you might want to set the garden as their designated play area. If you can see this part of the house from where you are working, even better!
Be Prepared For An Accident
No matter how careful we are with our kids, accidents can happen. So, it’s important that you are prepared for the worst-case scenario. Some mom’s like to brush up on their first aid and CPR skills just in case the worst really does happen. At the very least, you should have bandaids and antiseptic cream at home so that you can treat cuts and burns. Make sure your doctor’s phone number is somewhere handy just in case something serious happens and you need medical advice.
Plan Your Work Around Nap Times
If possible, it’s always a useful to plan your work around your kids so that you are busy doing stuff when they aren’t getting up to mischief! And there is no better time to get on with chores or other responsibilities while they are taking their nap! Of course, this won’t be possible once your kids have outgrown naptime. If your kids are too old to take naps, plan your main work for when they are settled in front of the TV.
Baby Monitors Aren’t Just For Babies
Every parent uses baby monitors so that they can listen to their babies and toddlers while they are sleeping. As soon as they hear the child stirring, they can go up to their bedroom to see to them. You might think that you don’t need these monitors once your kids hit a certain age, but they will actually come in very useful! You should place a monitor in the room in which your kids are playing so that you can listen to them while you can’t see them. You can then judge from their conversations or other noises whether or not you should intervene.
Just because you are busy doesn’t mean your children’s safety should be put at risk!