5 Ways to Keep Family Members Safe at Home
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered blog post about 5 Ways to Keep Family Members Safe at Home.
1 – Protect from falls and cuts. I remember when our kids were little and I would always worry about them bumping their heads on the corners of the coffee tables. I don’t know if they had the protective devices they have today, but I remember wishing they did! These days, you can enjoy your modern marble coffee table and protect your little ones at the same time by using corner guards. You can find these corner guards at baby stores, box stores, or on Amazon. They aren’t too expensive and are easy to apply to the corners of coffee tables.
2 – Keep equipment locked up. Whether you are into hunting, archery, or even using the best crossbows out there, you’ll want to make sure that you keep them locked up and kept away from kids. Enroll in a safety class and learn about the equipment, as well as how to keep your family members safe while it is in your home. If you have woodworking equipment or other tools can hurt those not trained to use them, be sure to always have the safety locks on when they are not in use.
3 – Use a home security system. A home security system is a good way to deter burglars and keep your home and family safe. Many of them even have apps you can use to control them whether you are at home or away. Be sure to use the signs or stickers the company sends and display them around your property. Having cameras put up around your home is another way to keep your home secure. You can also manage these from your smart phone or tablet and even record at any time of day.
4 – Plan for storms. Right now, we are going through some pretty big storms here in California. You never know when a natural disaster or power outage will hit, so it’s best to be prepared in advance. Be sure to have canned goods and water in your food storage, as well as toilet paper, batteries, and flashlights. It’s a good idea to practice some emergency family drills as well. Another good idea of an item to have is a wind up (solar crank) radio you can use in case the power and internet do go out. I grew up in Southern California, where we had a lot of earthquakes. I remember having lots of food storage, batteries, and flashlights, as well as 72 hour kits. We also had a plan of what to do in case a big earthquake hit.
5 – Be prepared with First Aid supplies. In our home, we have a First Aid kit and supplies, including Bactine, Neosporin, Band-aids, gauze, and medications (like Advil, Tylenol, and Benadryl). Visit ehs for more information on health and safety measures.
Our family is important to us and we want the best for them. While there are many ways to keep our family safe at home, these are few I chose to share about on my blog.
What other ways do you keep your family safe at home?