Backyard and Pool: Household Safety Checklistenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-householdCheck-enHD-AR2.jpgUse these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your backyard and pool area. You should answer "yes" to all of these questions.safety checklist, household safety, walkways, stairways, climb-proof fencing, self-closing gate, childproof, poison, poisonous plants, safety, kids and safety, pools, swimming, swimming pools, water safety, drowning, swingsets, swing sets, swings, sliding boards, playgrounds, monkey bars, lead, radon, asbestos, mercury, mold, guns, gun safety, carbon monoxide, trampolines, backyards, back yards, falls, concussions, lifeguards, life guards, diving, outdoors, outside, CD1Primary Care12/30/200903/29/201803/29/2018Kate M. Cronan, MD03/14/2018060712ea-ed55-475b-b5e8-bfec804b8755https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/household-checklist-backyard.html/<h2>Outdoors/Backyard/Pool</h2> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Are all walkways and outdoor stairways well lit?</li> <li>Are all walkways clear of toys, objects, or anything blocking a clear path?</li> <li>Are all sidewalks and outdoor stairways free of concrete cracks or missing pieces?</li> <li>Are all garbage cans securely covered?</li> <li>Are all swing sets parts free from rust, splinters, and sharp edges?</li> <li>Are all parts on swing sets or other outdoor equipment securely fastened?</li> <li>Is the surface beneath the swing set soft enough (cushioned with material such as sand, mulch, wood chips, or approved rubber surfacing mats) to absorb the shock of a fall?</li> <li>Are all outdoor toys put away in a secure, dry place when not in use?</li> <li>Is there climb-proof fencing at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) high on all sides of the pool?&nbsp;</li> <li>Does the pool fence have a self-closing gate with a childproof lock?</li> <li>If the pool can be accessed through a door to the house, do you have a door alarm installed?</li> <li>Have all ladders been removed from an above-ground pool when not in use?</li> </ul> <h2>Other Safety Issues</h2> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Have you removed any poisonous houseplants?</li> <li>Do you have a no-smoking rule in your home to protect kids from secondhand smoke?</li> <li>Has your house been tested for lead, radon, asbestos, mercury, mold, and carbon monoxide?</li> <li>If there are guns in the home, are they kept in a locked cabinet with the key hidden and the ammunition locked separately?</li> <li>Do you always supervise your child around pets, especially dogs?</li> </ul>
Childproofing and Preventing Household AccidentsYou might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/0dfb8dee-0285-4d87-a4d3-a048bdc1289e
Household Safety ChecklistsYoung kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/household-checklist.html/dc6bee21-6c4d-41fb-a5fa-136ae12e0017
Household Safety: Preventing DrowningWater safety is important at any age, but especially if you have babies or toddlers. Here's how to reduce drowning risks.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-drowning.html/7d1f4c01-4494-4797-8568-5ef4e5be6720
Playground SafetyFollowing these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/playground.html/5662a11e-91c6-4afa-bf0f-0db7989b4526
Water SafetyKids need constant supervision around water - whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here's how to keep them safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/water-safety.html/2d655ca4-ced3-416b-875a-84c876f10510
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