Child safety at home: fire, medicine and water
Install smoke detectors and safety switches. Have hot water delivered to bathroom taps at 50ºC maximum.
Stay within arm’s reach and sight of young children in the bath at all times and when children are near any water.
Door, window and stair safety
Install safety glass in windows and doors or put shatter-resistant film on windows and doors of older homes. Put stickers on glass at eye level.
Lock windows. Move chairs and other things away from windows. Attach TVs and other heavy furniture to walls or the floor so they can’t fall on your child.
Put safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs and at the entrances to balconies.
Store sharp items out of children’s reach. Watch out for small objects your child could swallow or stick into his nose, ears or eyes.
Prevent strangulation. Keep chains and cords on blinds and curtains shorter than 5 cm, or wrap them around cleats at least 1.6 m above the floor.
Display emergency numbers and safety contacts near the phone or store on your mobile phone. Get more tips for child safety at home.