Use child-friendly bug repellent to repel mosquitoes as well as other biting insects.
Bring children inside before dusk when insects are the worst.
If kids live in heavily wooded areas where ticks are common, dress them in long pants
Always provide secure hand rails so that children can maneuver safely up and down the steps.
Never leave ladders propped against the side of the house, always store them out of the reach of children.
Don't let children wear loose clothes, hoods, or drawstrings on swing sets, and climbing structures. This increases the risk of strangulation. Store lawn and gardening equipment out of the reach of children
Serious burns can occur from barbeque grills when they are in use. Keep children away from them until they are completely cooled.
Surround the perimeter of the backyard with a fence that is in good repair to prevent small children from wandering off.
Check the yard for hazards such as, animal feces, broken glass, garbage and metal.
What other dangers can be found in a home in bedrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and living areas?
Bathrooms are extremely dangerous because:
Babies can topple into the toilet and drown.
Babies can turn on the hot water faucet in the bathtub and get burned quickly.
Many items kept in the bathroom, like mouthwash and finger nail polish remover, are poisonous.
Kitchens have a number of potential safety hazards:
Hot items on the stove can spill and burn your baby.
Drawers and dishwashers can have sharp objects like knives and scissors in them.
Detergents, which are often kept under the sink, are poisonous