You may have heard that most accidents happen in the home. Not that the household is that dangerous an environment in itself, but we spend a lot of time there—including the majority of those hours when we’re asleep or almost asleep.
Regardless, as a parent you want to do everything possible to keep your children safe and healthy. Here’s how to create a home that supports that goal:
You probably know the basics of fire prevention, guarding against electric shock, and removing tripping and poisoning hazards. Here are a few safety tips you may not be as familiar with:
If your home has never been professionally inspected for carbon monoxide leaks, toxins in the water, radioactivity, etc., it’s a good idea to have that done, even if you haven’t noticed any symptoms of trouble. In any case, you can improve the quality of indoor air and water by:
Consistently sleeping well improves mental acuity, reduces obesity risks, makes a person more cheerful and optimistic, and even improves human relationships. You can make your children’s bedrooms (and your own) into more sleep-friendly environments by:
If you’ve followed this blog for long, you’re probably thinking, “She’s always saying that,” right? But it’s true: healthy parents raise healthy children, by providing examples to imitate, by having more energy to meet the kids’ needs, and by naturally making healthy choices about the home atmosphere. You’re part of that atmosphere too, so do your share in adding positive vibes to make your home a healthy, happy place!