The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention) estimates that, 9.2 million children visit the ER
every year, with unintentional injuries. The highest percentage of injuries,
for those aged one to four, are suffered from falls, ingesting poisonous substances,
burns, and being hit by objects. The vast majority of these incidents
occur in a child's own home's familiar landscape.
Fortunately, in this new day and age, there are several things you can do to keep your kids safe. We will explore some of the options that you can consider below.
· Baby Monitors - A baby monitor is a device that parents use to track their baby's sounds and movements remotely. Depending on the device, it can be used to capture sound and/or video footage to provide live feed as well as some data about your baby's room temperature and so on.
· Baby Gates - A baby gate/child safety gate is a protective barrier designed to prevent babies and infants from entering an area which may be dangerous, such as stairways and kitchens. Baby gates are usually made of metal, plastic and/or wood and can be extended to fit into a variety of door widths. They can be designed for indoor or outdoor use and can be either hardware or pressure-mounted.
· Baby safety guards & locks - These are special purpose locks intended for cabinets, drawers, containers, etc. to help prevent children from getting into any dangerous items or contents, or from consuming anything harmful.
· Safety Harnesses - This is a safety device worn by children when walking with a parent/adult. Typically, a harness consists of a waist or shoulder straps with a lead (tether) or reins attaching behind.