Brief about outdoor safety measures for kids
How much do you care for your children?
Your answer would be, pretty much. There is truth in your words. But, do you also know those things in their mind, which they are unable to tell you due to hesitation. The trouble is that we are still not ready to accept this truth easily. The need of the hour is that just as you start taking care of your child as soon as you see the symptoms of fever or any other disease, in the same way recognize the symptoms of change in his mind in time.
By reading the mind of the child, you will be able to know his problems. A whole new set of hazards presents itself to a child moving out of the house and during outdoor, or when are away from home. There are many things to see, watch, explore as unaware or unfamiliar about and they setting to instigate, show interest, try experiencing etc. with full of courtesy.
Sometime it can dangerous, harmful, injurious or can be unfavorable. So being careful and be wary along with the alerting look out. Also you might consider attaching a trucker’s side-view mirror to an appropriate spot outside your kitchen window or similar view points, to keep a play area in your line of sight when your child first begin to play outside alone.
While travelling in the car with kids
Parents who are tempted to transport a baby in an infant seat or portable crib or who let older children romp around in the back of a car are tempting fate. There is no safe alternative to an approved, reliable car restraint, a car seat for a baby or small child, or a booster seat or a seat belt for an older child.
Children usually learn good safety habits if they are established from the start and never varied and if parents and other adults set good examples as always buckling up. Protect your upholstery by putting a beach towel or car seat protector over your seats, or put a strip of heavy vinyl runner under the car seat.
Pull over to the side of the road if there’s screaming or fighting in the car. Stay there until everyone settle down.
Teach your children the mandatory safety routine as –
- Hands up!
- door closed!
- door locked!
- belts fastened!
- blast off!.
An older child can be appointed to check and verify about that the procedure is carried and followed out correctly
Outdoor safety tips for summer
Spread out the light colored bassinet sheet, receiving blanket, or towel over the car seat during summers. It is required for prevention of child tender skin to burn out from hot seat. When your child is old enough to fasten a seat belt, than also keep a towel in car for same purpose.
Put a hat on a small child to shield her eyes from the sun. Or put solar film or a car shade on the window near the car seat. Transport sharp or heavy objects in the trunk or in rear compartment, not in the passenger area. Never leave children unattended in a car, and never leave the motor running when children are playing near the car. Beware when backing up with children nearby.
Safety measures for children in the yard.
Playground safety regulations. Safety rules at playground
- Check your backyard equipment regularly to make sure it’s safe and check playground equipment at local parks.
- Place an extension ladder across the driveway a few feet from the end to keep preschoolers from riding trikes into the street.
- Paint a red stripe across the driveway as a reminder. Cover exposed screws and bolts with caps or tape.
- Use pliers to pinch the ends of s-hooks together so they can’t snag your child’s skin or clothing.
- Spread four to six inches of loose materials (such as sand or wood chips ) under swings and other playground equipment, to cushion falls.
- Dirt can be very hard. Cover swing chains with sections of garden hose or pipe wrap foam to avoid torn clothes and to provide a more comfortable grip.
- Wrap adhesive or electrical tape around the hose or foam at the level of your child’s grip.
- Glue a rubber bathmat or attach nonslip bathtub strips to a swing seat to prevent your child from slipping off.
Outdoor safety hazards in child care
what are the remedies. You need to give your child an environment in which they can share any problems they have with you. If a child victim of child abuse does not get proper care and counseling, then they are unable to trust anyone for the rest of their life. His confidence is almost gone.
Therefore, as a parent, it is important that you give respect to them and what they say. Believe that everything they are saying is true. Along with this, you also have to set an example in front of the children with your behavior. Always behave modestly in front of the child. Don’t trust anyone blindly when it comes to your child’s safety. Always be alert. This is the only way to keep the child safe.
If taken care of, the symptoms of child abuse can be recognized in time and the child can be saved from getting into any trouble. If the child is reluctant to spend time with someone you know, then accept his point. It is possible that the child does not feel safe with that person or that person is doing something objectionable with your child.
If there has been any kind of abuse with the child and you have come to know about this, then instead of suppressing the matter, file a report against the guilty in the police station. Even more important, trying to get the child out of that trauma.