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According to a recent study conducted by the firm Jané, a specialist in the transport of smaller, one in five children do not travel safely in the car. Although the vast majority of small does have a restraint system, not used properly.
In 20% of cases the child will not sit well on the device, this is not going well placed or not used directly. For younger children, up to 18 months, the problem is usually that the seat is misguided. Other common errors are quite badly buckled belts or restraining device (SRI) used is not appropriate to the age of the child.
The young should always be secured and make sure that the SRI is always well anchored. Isofix fixings are the safest way to anchor seats of the car.
* As noted above, do not let your child never alone in the bathtub because one could easily drown, just lost his balance and his head submerged in water.
If I had to leave the bathroom to do anything not leave your child in the care of another child because it is dangerous, take it out of the tub, pick it up in his arms wrapped in a towel and do what you need. Do not leave your child alone while the tub or any container (bucket, basin, etc …) is filling with water.
* If you have a plastic pool on the terrace always empty after a bath, if you leave it unattended full and can choke a child. Never allow children to bathe in a pool without supervision or even have sleeves or float.
The use of these tools can produce a false sense of security, because it can deflate, break or salirsele the child. You should know that gives the maximum security monitoring your child for a responsible adult during the time when children are bathing.
* All public and private swimming pools should have a high fence completely surrounding them with a safety lock which prevents access to all children when no adult is watching. Make sure no objects nearby that could help to jump the fence.
Poisoning (drugs, cleaning products etc …)
* Do not tell your child never a drug is a sweet, since it might encourage them to take it and take it on their own. Do not give medicines never in the dark, for it can you confuse the medicine or dose. Always store medicines in high and in a locked closet with safety lock, because if you just put them on top at some point your child will go to some furniture to achieve them.
Falls and blows.
* Children begin to turn away from very small, some sooner than others, so that from the month of life will not ever let alone in a bed or on any surface because it can roll and fall.
* Put the crib shields and notice that the child’s head in any fit between the bars. Try not very warm at night and that despite some bedding so your child can move freely in the crib. Do not sleep with you as you sleep, you may unknowingly crush and suffocate.
* If your home has stairs, once your child starts to crawl should put security gate to prevent access (there are removable). You must also install window guards that can be opened by an adult in case of fire, and increase the height of the railings of balconies and terraces, because his son has no awareness of danger and may be precipitated from above.
Never leave pots or furniture near the railing of the balcony or by the windows because they can upload them to lean and fall. Never leave your child in a room with the window open if it has no bars, children are very curious and very dangerous, even though his son so far has not been naughty.
* Do not buy a walker for your child could fall forward and in any case, does not benefit because it comfortable and take longer to walk alone. Much better is that when you see that standing alone makes gripping the bars of the crib or leaning on a chair, give your hands and help him walk, first with both hands, then with a single and then let run at large.
Swimming pool and beach.
* The pool does not lose sight of your child never, you know that even a momentary distraction for your own child can drown. You must know that three minutes without breathing produce irreparable injury to the brain.
Have your child use the “sleeves” or float should not bring down the guard, as these elements are supportive but are not infallible, and never substitute for adult supervision.
When I grow up and learn to swim well talk of the risks of the sea, how to avoid them and respect that should be the recommendations of responders (color of the flag on the beach, etc …).
Explain that you should never bathe only in case of danger or fainting someone can assist, and should not leap into the water in places where the existing depth unknown, because when it hits the bottom column can be injured and become paraplegic or quadriplegic forever.
* When choosing a kindergarten or school for your child care that meets all safety requirements.
* If your son is old enough to understand you explain that you are going to be college and must take care of himself to not hurting yourself, tell if you have any need your teacher will help you.
Help him to be as self sufficient as possible, because they reach a certain age you will not be with him for long periods, and it will be him with their own resources that will have to deal with situations as they arise. Educate children independence and responsibility is very important for gradual future.
After two years, accidents begin to occur outside the home, but at school age when most accidents occur in this area. One of its most important tasks as parents is to be giving your child a progressive autonomy and also an increasing accountability.
This shows your child that trusts him, education in freedom and independence but at the same time gradually makes more accountable for their actions and their own safety.
* When your child leaves the street you explain the damage they can produce cars and other vehicles, and therefore should never going to cross a street without holding hands of an adult until he is older.
At the same time teach the different symbols and colors of traffic lights, Pay special attention to even look side to side across, to use zebra crossings, etc … In short give the basic rules for when that time your child can walk the streets safely and responsibly.
* Within its own require that your vehicle wears a seatbelt and explain its usefulness. If your child is too small for a snug-fitting belt, buy from a store selling an extra car seat so that the belt is tight. Remember that your child never to go in the front seat, children should always go back and with a seat belt.
Injuries caused by sharp objects.
* Keep the razor and razor blades and high security locks, like scissors, needles, pins and other sewing items.
* In the kitchen and dining room all knives, forks and scissors in drawers should be tightly closed and latched. The cabinet where the trash is all cupboards with crockery or glassware must have safety lock. When loading and unloading the dishwasher monitor your child is not close.
* Keep locked up and DIY tools.
* Do not leave any of these items at your child because you can hurt yourself or harm another person.
Electrical burns and electrocution.
* Place the computer, television, stereo and other appliances or attached to the wall so your child can not touch the rear of these devices, where often the connections. Turn off and unplug all electrical appliances not in use.
Put lid-outlets covering all plugs and wires do not let the reach of children. Especially watch the Christmas lights, make sure the installation is well done and well insulated cables. Every household should have a safe electrical system (differential) to disconnect the system in case of electric shock or short-circuit. Top of page
Suffocation and choking.
* Never put your child on a soft surface such as cushion or pillow can choke is not required to lie on a surface covered in plastic as if to support her mouth on him drown.
Accidents are the most frequent cause of consultation in the emergency department during childhood and adolescence. Even before the birth of his son should modify your home to make it safe for him, because during the first two years of life is home to the scene of most accidents. When they grow up, they will be more frequent outside the home: on the street, at school or in the field of sports.
a. Preventing accidents at home
2. Injuries caused by sharp objects
3. Electrical burns and electrocution
4. Suffocation and choking
6. Poisoning (drugs, cleaning products etc.).
7. Falls and blows
b. Prevention of accidents outside the home
1. Driver Education
3. Pool and beach
4. At school
5. In sports
Preventing accidents at home
* When bathing your child watch the water temperature is adequate, for it is sufficient to put the back of the hand in the water and make sure it is warm. Should be used to fill the bathtub hot water mixing with the cold to get a warm stream, otherwise your child may reach into the stream of hot water and scalded.
* Make sure you never leave your child alone in the bathtub because you can choke very easily and quickly.
* Stoves and radiators must be protected so that the child can not touch them. Never allow a child to be near a roaring fire.
Each case requires a particular process described below.
Because the eye is a very sensitive area, the, pain is intense and the tears away and far-reaching.
Apply a frozen compress or an ice pack or anything that is sufficiently cold. The ice should remain in the affected area for at least five minutes, thereby reducing inflammation (cototo) and relieve pain.
If the blow to the globe directly affected, as is the case, balls lie immediately fairy child’s head back. Here there is a danger of this becoming detached retina and paste this will help in areas that has been cleaned.
Give it the anti-inflammatory painkiller that your doctor has recommended you take the child and lying to a hospital for examination by an ophthalmologist.
A contusion may also entail a wound, which you’ll notice right away because there is bleeding. Immediately wash area with water only (the soap can irritate even more). More likely is that the wound is in the skin of the eyelids or eyebrows, is not common injuries in children occur directly in the eyeball.
Dry the area and apply a wet gauze that does not adhere and ice on it to reduce inflammation and pain. After about 5 minutes remove everything and see how is the wound, if it is smooth and their edges are curved, you should go to a hospital for expert hands he sutures. Protects the wound with gauze or adhesive patch.