Over 1600 children die everyday due to unintentional injuries

These injuries are easily preventable if parents take adequate precautions to childproof their homes

K.M. Iftesham Ifti
Published : 6 Oct 2023, 02:03 AM
Updated : 6 Oct 2023, 02:03 AM

Unintentional injuries kill more than 1600 children every day, according to UNICEF. However, these injuries are easily preventable if parents take adequate precautions to childproof their homes, cars and any other places accessible to their child.

Here’s how you can childproof your home to avert unwanted injuries:

Outlet Covers

Using outlet covers is an efficient way of protecting your child from getting electrified. Instead of using the kind you plug in, self-closing sliding covers that tiny hands cannot manoeuvre is the way to go!

Securing Furniture

Sharp furniture edges can be lethal for toddlers who run around the house. Silicone corner covers can be wrapped around these sharp edges to prevent children from injuring themselves while playing.

Medicine Cabinets

When you have kids at home, there is always a risk of them fumbling through your medicine cabinets. Putting up locks can be an effective way of stopping them from accidentally ingesting medicines.

Children frequently pull out drawers containing hazardous chemical substances like detergents, cleaning agents, or sharp objects that should never be kept within reach. They might put these chemicals in their mouth or cut themselves while playing with tools with sharp edges.

Therefore, shelves should be secured high up in the walls, or cabinets can be locked to store these items.

Reporter's age: 12 | District: Dhaka