As parents, we do everything that we possibly can to keep our children safe. Unfortunately, there are times when the most dangerous things can go unnoticed. California has passed a law to help keep families protected from one such danger: carbon monoxide (CO). Effective July 1st, 2011, it is mandatory for all single-family California homes to install CO detectors in their homes. Although it may not be a law in all states, having a CO detector in your home can help you to keep your family safe.
As your family grows and changes, your insurance needs will change as well. Consumers often are surprised by what is not covered under standard home insurance policies:
When choosing homeowners insurance, most consumers think more about the value of the home than about their prized possessions inside. When determining coverage needs, it is important to know all the “stuff” in your home that warrants special protection. Insurable items do not only include luxury items like jewelry and art, but also fun purchases that support personal passions.
Your home contains seemingly innocuous items that could hurt your baby. Smart moms and dads go through the home and look for ways to make the home safer for their child. While there's no substitute for your watchful eye, and you should make every effort to supervise your children to prevent harm, incorporating specific safety elements in your home can minimize the risk when you aren't watching.
From the time of conception, a mother begins planning for the safety of her child. The womb provides a cozy, safe home until your baby is born. Baby proofing the home keeps the baby safe once she arrives. To an adult, the home feels like a safe environment, but babies find lots of potential dangers, especially once they become mobile. Look at the home from a crawling baby's perspective to identify the risks.
Keeping your child safe is a priority. Educating your child about basic safety rules is one way you can help keep your child safe. Explaining safety rules in age-appropriate terms, talking openly about the rules and having consequences for breaking the rules can help to reinforce them and the importance of following them.
For all of you with children in your lives - yours or someone else's, it doesn't matter - imagine yourself in the following story:
It's shocking and alarming when you stop to think about all the dangers your home contains for an infant. More children die from home accidents each year than from all the childhood diseases combined, reports the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. Being a responsible parent means protecting your infant from all the possible hazards at home. Taking simple precautions can make your home safe for your baby.
There is no getting around the fact that swimming pools can be dangerous for children. Young children are drawn to water, so if you have a pool and a young child, you have to be especially careful. You should know all the safety precautions and practice them.
Everyone is aware of the obvious dangers in the home, such as rat poison, pest sprays, etc. But there are other dangers lurking in your home that could be damaging to your family and pets. Read on for the top dangers in your home and the protective measures you could take.