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HOME FIRE SAFETY – TEACHING KIDS FIRE PROTECTION

Although kids may be scared to think about a fire breaking out in their home, it’s an excellent idea to discuss home fire safety with them.
If know what to do  they know what to do in advance, it may save their lives.

Have you taught your kids what to do in case of fire?The whole family should sit down together and talk about what to do to safely escape a fire that’s started at home.

Escape plans and escape routes are  important for each family member to know.  The goal is to get outside quickly and safely.

Because a fire’s smoke can make it hard to see, it’s important for all to learn all the different exits in their home, and how to get to them from their bedrooms.

  • To further teach kids about home fire safety, you must explain about not opening their bedroom doors if smoke or heat are present.
    –Talk about escape from their windows and collapsible ladders, or having an adult present to help.
    –Teach them how to unlock windows and remove screeens, but stress this is only for emergencies.
  • Choose a meeting place in the yard or at a neighbor’s house.
  • Practice a fire drill twice a year.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors yearly.
  • If caught in smoke-filled room, drop to the floor and crawl to exit so you don’t breathe in the unhealthy  smoke.
  • If clothes catch on fire, DON’T RUN!  Instead, stop, drop and roll out the flames.
  • If fire blocks the door, teach the child to yell from an open window or if available, use a phone to call 911.
  • Stress never to go back into a burning house for a pet or toy…instead tell a fireman about it.
  • Keep bedroom doors closed at night.
  • Keep a flashlight by the bed.
  • Never try to put out a fire by yourself, no matter how small it is.
  • Never play with matches or lighters.

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Some parents may want to avoid the teaching the subject of home fire safety with their kids because they feel the children will be frightened.  My feelings are if you approach this topic gently and without fear, your kids will be armed with the knowledge that just may save their lives!

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

HOME SAFETY SECURITY – MY KID GOT SHOCKED!

 

My kid got shocked…don’t let it happen to yours!
How secure are you about your child's home safety...have you childproofed your home?Talk about home safety and security…many years ago I walked in on my toddler sticking his finger into an electrical outlet (which scared me big time).

But never mind my reaction, he got shocked from it and started screaming.

Fortunately, he wasn’t harmed, and as you can guess, he never tried that again.

So, to prevent your curious kids from having that same potentially dangerous experience, install plastic protectors (made for that purpose) into all your unused electrical outlets.

Home safety security should be important to everyone, whether you live in your own home or an apartment.  Knowing your home is protected gives peace of mind…one less thing for you to worry about.

To protect your family and home there are choices.  One way to go is an expensive alarm system, but know there are measures you can take that will make your home safer that won’t cost you a small fortune.  For example, organize a neighborhood watch.

Also, if someone in your family is almost always at home, you could be at less of a risk than for example, another person who lives alone and is often away on business.  Motion detector lights would be a help here to discourage intruders.

  • A wise thing to write down is an accident prevention and a fire safety plan.  These preventive measures can rule out a lot of heartache, expense, loss and stress.
  • Another home safety security measure to take for your little ones is to install safety locks on cabinets & drawers, and safety gates to prevent them from tumbling down flights of stairs.
  • Install smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Also, install window stops and window guards.
  • Place all emergency numbers by every phone. Include the
    Poison Control Center’s number: 1-800-222-1222.
  • Learn first aid and CPR.
  • Avoid using alcohol based germicides.  Firemen can point out those areas in your home sprayed with it.  It burns much faster and more thoroughly than those areas where it’s not been used.

In addition, potential dangers from toxic household cleaners to the whole family are: carpet cleaners, chlorine bleach, degreasers, drain cleaners, glass cleaners, mold and mildew removers, oven cleaners, scouring cleansers, toilet bowl cleaners, and tub and tile cleaners.

They range with harmful effects from causing cancer to causing harsh injuries to eyes, skin, mouth, stomach, liver, respiratory system and more.

Consider removing these types of products from your home and Go Green!

You will provide additional home safety security and as a result have greater peace of mind.

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,

Sarah

To contact me:
877-280-4188
Sarah@HealthTipsForChildren.com