City dwellers, suburbanites, those living in small one bedroom apartments or in sprawling palatial homes, virtually all of our customers have wire management needs. With all the technology, gadgetry, electronics and home offices; many parents of young children recognize these dangers: exposed dangling wires, a birds nest of wires and cable wires along baseboards. They want solutions to protect their unsuspecting crawling baby or curious toddler from falling prey to a preventable injury. As a professional child proofer, we know the potential danger of wrapping a wire around a neck, biting onto a live electrical wire or pulling on a stapled cable wire can be trouble. There are several solutions we use to mitigate the dangers wires can cause to “our” children without compromising aesthetics.
On average, nearly 500 children die in home fires every year. If your family lives in a home with working smoke alarms the likelihood of dying in a fire is half that compared to a home without working alarms. Use the tips below to learn how to keep your family safe from fire.
The holiday season is approaching and we want it to be a safe and happy time for you. During the holidays we all enjoy exchanging gifts, family gatherings, decorating our homes among many other special moments. To be sure you keep your children safe this holiday season we remind you to pay attention to all kinds of common household items and toys that use small batteries. They can be found in items such as clocks, toys, hearing aids, cameras, watches, remote controls, musical greeting cards, calculators, portable electronics and other everyday items. Because these batteries are very small, a young child can easily swallow one without their parent realizing until much later. These ingestions can have serious outcomes.
One of the first things that goes through a new parent's mind is the need for safety. Baby proofing your home is a major concern -- and rightfully so. As US News and World Report recently reported http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/treatment/articles/2011/04/14/with-safety-devices-in-place-kids-injuries-decline-study_print.html with safety devices properly installed and maintained in homes, children had 70% fewer home-related injuries.
All over the news lately, as momentum builds to stop the use and sales of these unnecessary and dangerous products. Do not use crib bumpers as they pose suffocation, strangulation and choking hazards to infants. Additionally, crib bumpers pose fall hazards to older babies who can pull up to a stand and use the bumper pads as footing to catapult out of the crib – possibly facing severe injuries from a fall.