Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- Young children can turn a typical home into a house full of potential safety hazards.

Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians on how to keep kids safe at home:

  • Don't leave plastic bags or deflated balloons where children can reach them, as these objects pose choking hazards.
  • Don't leave electrical outlets exposed to little fingers -- keep plastic covers on all outlets that aren't used.
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, matches and lighters should be kept out a child's reach.
  • Store loaded guns outside of the home, or store them securely locked and unloaded in the home.

--

Last Updated: