Household Safety: Preventing Cutsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-preventCut-enHD-AR1.gifIt's important to protect kids from sharp and dangerous items around and outside the home. Here are ways to prevent cuts and other injuries.toddlers, infant, infants, safety, gates, cabinet locks, playpens, safety gates, paper shredders, glass, broken glass, tetanus, household safety, cuts, scrapes, broken skin, stitches, playground safety, bleeding, childproofing, child proofing, childproof09/27/200502/12/201902/12/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD02/11/20195440ae02-1fbb-4adf-a8dd-522628e6973dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-cuts.html/<p>Here are some important ways to protect kids from injuries from sharp household objects</p> <h4>In the kitchen:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Keep knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp utensils in a drawer with a safety latch.</li> <li>Keep glass objects, such as drinking glasses and bowls, in a high cabinet far from reach.</li> <li>Store appliances with sharp blades (like blenders or food processors) far from reach or in a locked cabinet.</li> <li>Keep babies and toddlers a safe distance away when you load and unload the dishwasher to prevent them from grabbing sharp utensils or glassware that could break. Use a dishwasher lock at other times.</li> <li>If possible, keep the kitchen garbage can behind a cabinet door with a safety latch.</li> <li>If you recycle glass and metal in your home, keep the recycling containers far from reach to prevent cuts and possible poisoning from substances still left in containers.</li> </ul> <h4>In the living space:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Make sure that mirrors are securely attached to the wall.</li> <li>Keep paper shredders out of the reach of small children.</li> </ul> <h4>In the bathroom:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>If you use a razor to shave, keep it in a locked cabinet in the bathroom.&nbsp;Store extra blades&nbsp;in a safe place.</li> <li>Keep nail scissors and other sharp personal or grooming instruments out of reach.</li> </ul> <h4>In the garage and outside:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Keep all tools (for gardening, automotive care, yardwork, etc.) out of reach or in locked storage.</li> <li>Make sure swing-set and outdoor play equipment is free of rust, splinters, and sharp edges.</li> </ul> <h3>Be Prepared</h3> <p>If you're expecting a baby or you already have a child, it's a good idea to:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Learn <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cpr.html/">cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)</a> and the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/choking-sheet.html/">Heimlich maneuver</a>.</li> <li>Keep important and emergency phone numbers posted where caregivers can see them and add them to your contacts list in your cellphone. These include the toll-free poison-control number (1-800-222-1222), your doctor's number, parents' work and cellphone numbers, neighbor's or nearby relative's number (if you need someone to watch other children in an emergency).</li> <li>Make a first-aid kit and keep emergency instructions inside. Refill it as needed.</li> <li>Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.</li> </ul>Seguridad en casa: cómo prevenir los cortes He aquí algunas pautas importantes a seguir para proteger a sus hijos de las heridas provocadas por objetos afilados que se pueden encontrar el entorno doméstico.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/safety-cuts-esp.html/ba3f4bc4-f1aa-45d8-b325-3623715f3f20
CellulitisCellulitis is an infection of the skin and underlying tissues that can affect any area of the body. It begins in an area of broken skin, like a cut or scratch.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cellulitis.html/15292526-b2b5-46b8-ae79-391dbea116c7
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
Cuts, Scratches, and ScrapesMost small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cuts.html/8a67c334-f7b8-4aeb-ba0b-d40c0329c38a
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid: CutsMost cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cuts-sheet.html/e612779f-fd61-449d-947f-c96066443829
First-Aid KitA well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/firstaid-kit.html/2f6d45fe-811c-4a37-b584-11ae49855085
Kitchen: Household Safety ChecklistUse these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your kitchen. You should answer "yes" to all of these questions.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/household-checklist-kitchen.html/04627ede-5d45-4374-bd7b-78117c109718
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
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