10 Tips for Child Safety in the Kitchen
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 3.5 million children are sent to the emergency room and 2,200 die from injuries that occur in the home every year. Considering that the kitchen is a commonly used space in the home filled with hot appliances and sharp utensils, a lot of those incidents naturally happen in this space. If you have a young child at home, you already know how difficult it can be to prevent him or her from getting into areas that are off-limits. Children are naturally curious, often exploring the unknown without fear or hesitation. As adorable as it is to experience their brave nature, it can lead to something dangerous the moment you turn to look away. Although we know that accidents aren’t always preventable and lessons are often learned by making mistakes, the kitchen is the place where parents need to take full precaution to ensure their child’s safety. While the ideal thing to do is have someone play with your child while you make dinner so your cooking has your undivided attention and your child is happily distracted, most homemakers don’t have that convenience. Oftentimes, parents have to prepare meals with a young child in tow. While it’s difficult, it’s not impossible as long as you practice these 10 safety procedures for creating a kid-friendly kitchen to keep your little one safe.