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How to Protect Your Kids From Everyday Dangers

Make sure your children are safe both in and outside of the house!

There is a lot you need to protect your kids from. Instead of facing it scared, it’s time to make backups plans and be prepared. Consider these tips to help keep your kids protected.

Chemicals

Kids are curious, and they’ll come across chemicals you wish to keep them away from if you don’t carefully put them in a place they can’t access. The problem with keeping chemicals out of reach is that even small kids learn how to climb. They learn how to push chairs and other pieces of furniture over to be able to reach something. This means that not only do chemicals need to be kept high up in a cupboard or cabinet, but you should also take measures to lock that area up. Use a combination lock if you need to.

Weather

Rough weather can be even rougher on your home if your roof isn’t in good standing. You need two roof inspections every year to make sure it is in tip-top condition. Inspections can quickly reveal whether you need repairs. Repairs that are either unknown or ignored can end up in needing total roof replacement in a short amount of time. Making timely repairs can save a lot of money. Roofs protect you, your little ones, your belongings and your home. It’s well worth it to have two inspections every year by a reputable company.

Pests

It’s important to keep pests out of your home. Cockroaches crawl through sewers and other contaminated places. Rats, mice and other rodents leave harmful fecal matter everywhere and carry diseases. Spiders and centipedes are poisonous. Centipedes’ stings are extremely painful. Spider bites can be fatal. Snakes are deadly. Even friendly little critters can cause issues in your house if they’re not kept outside. You’ll want to contact a pest control company in Houston immediately, but there are other things you should do to protect your home and your kids. Make sure trees and bushes are trimmed away from the home. Caulk all openings. Make sure you don’t have any holes in your walls, roof or siding. Make sure your garage door closes properly. Use bleach to wipe down your bathrooms and kitchen area.

Sicknesses

Kids pick up a lot of illnesses at school. Teach them proper hand washing technique. Give them hand sanitizer if they’re old enough. Teach them how to use tissue and to cough or sneeze into their arm. It can be useful to cough inside a shirt or jacket too to prevent spreading germs. Have kids shower when they get home. Make sure that they regularly get exercise. Keep them warm. Use peroxide in their ears periodically to clean out excessive ear wax and to kill bacteria and viruses.

Strangers

It’s unfortunate that you have to teach children that there are adults who would hurt them, but it’s true. You have to teach them self-defense, how to scream if someone grabs them, how to run away and their phone number or address in case of an emergency. Make sure to keep your kids’ school emergency list current. Your kids’ school should know who can pick them up and who can’t. Have safe words that only you and your kids know. You might want to get them a cell phone to be in contact with them.

Finances and Help

Things can go wrong in an instant. In the event you break your leg or get an illness, you might not be able to work like before. This can set you back. Keep between four and six months of savings in the bank to help you ride out these rough times. Make sure to have roadside assistance in the event you get a flat tire or have another car issue. Keep frozen food in the freezer to heat up easily in the event you’re ill. Keep batteries, flashlights and candles in the home for power outages. Bottled water and canned food can help if there is a disaster.

There are a number of things that can happen. If you’re prepared, you can face these issues in an easier manner and recover quicker.

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