Every year, over 3.4 million children suffer from accidental household injuries. What’s good to know is that there are many ways you can help prevent these accidents at home. Here are some tips to make your garden or lawn safer for toddlers and children.
Repair any broken garden equipment.
First, you really should keep your garden equipment away from small kids. Keep them in the tool shed or cabinets in your garage and keep these locked, especially sharp ones like rakes and shovels. But what about those that are attached to your lawn, like your water sprinkler? If you have one, it’s important to instruct your children not to play near the equipment. Better yet, designate a “play zone” and a “no-play zone” so you can keep children away. And if you have broken ones, make sure to call for sprinkler system repairs in Salt Lake City.
Repair chipped pavement or tiles.
Chipped pavement and broken tiles are not just annoying to look at; they are also accident-prone. And not just for small children, but also for adults. While there are many DIY solutions you can do to fix these, you might want to leave the job to the pros, unless you have the know-how, the experience, and the equipment because you might just end up causing more problems.
Keep gardening solutions away from children.
Poisoning is one of the leading causes of home accidents that can turn fatal fast. Many kids accidentally ingest chemical solutions meant for gardening. It’s very important to keep them stored away from prying hands and if you’re using them, make sure your children are not near you. Don’t leave the solutions open so you can avoid any potential spills.
If you have small children at home, make sure you childproof your lawn, garden, and garage too, not just the main house. Keep these tips in mind so you can make your household safer for everyone in the community.