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Avoid accidents at home for your children

Home, instead of all the dangers ...
250 deaths by defenestration year, 100 deaths due to drowning (bath and pool) per year ... In total, 20 000 deaths per year, 80% of which could be avoided. Despite prevention campaigns, domestic accidents remain the leading cause of death among young children, they are twice as fatal accidents. Why are our children being more at risk at home than anywhere else?

Always anticipate falls, wounds, burns
Between 0 and 6 years, the fall is the most common incident: the child falls to his full height in most cases, but also the arms of an adult, his high chair, his changing table, stairs , windows and other slides, then any other furniture that have climbed and the parents have not made inaccessible. And as the head of a young child is very heavy compared to the rest of her body, she went before: a simple fall can cause a bump, but a skull fracture or brain injury.

Ditto for wounds, often linked to a fall or sharp objects lying around. Never leave unit plugged DIY or gardening in the presence of a child, even for a few seconds!

Hand injuries are among the most frequent: 80% of hand injuries resulting from a pinch or compression arriving in children less than 5 years. Why? Because it is through his hand as the child explores his environment: doors, drawers, dangerous objects, etc.. However, a damaged tendon can limit future professional or artistic individuals become ...

Do you always check the bath water before plunging your child? The liquid burns are among the most common bath too hot coffee or boiling water spilled, splash ... To get a third degree burn, just 3 seconds of immersion in water at 60 ° C, it makes you think! Beware also of the door of the oven, iron, radiators, light bulbs and other matches. Put yourself in your child's head, which sees you activate around the fireplace, barbecue or cook: it's so tempting to approach and touch and do the same: the child learns by imitating This is natural.

The lack of air not forgive: choking, suffocation, poisoning, drowning
More than 200 children die each year from lack of oxygen. Ingestion of food fragments or foreign bodies (pacifier used, small pieces of games, etc..) Remains the main risk toddler. That is why every parent should know the Heimlich maneuver and maneuver Mofenson (for infants), which aim at the throat which prevents breathing: first aid courses are taught by Fire, Cross red and civil security, do not hesitate to take advantage of responsible parents.

Beware of automatic doors, elevators or other plastic bags also pose risks of suffocation for children. Small cords nipples can also kill the child can strangle in his sleep.

Household products, medicines and other plants or fungi are known risks to young children who may be confused with candy or a drink ordinary. Always put these products in height and locked. If swallowed, do not give anything to drink before calling for help any liquid (even milk) push the ingested into the stomach.
20 cm of water, it is nothing? A child can drown quietly in the bottom of tub. Why? When he can put his nose and mouth at the same time in the water, there is a risk of drowning. No bath unattended, therefore, neither in the bathtub or in the pool, or in any body of water whatsoever. The best prevention is learning to swim as soon as possible.

Electrocutions: beware the bathroom
Every year, 1,000 children are victims of electrocution. And as the body is 70% water, it is electrically conductive. If catches are a real danger of electrocution, outlet covers help prevent accidents. It is not the same for electrical appliances, which remain under the vigilance of parents: hairdryer, electric shaver or epilator used in the bathroom should always be used with dry hands and away from the valve and be disconnected after use. Portable heaters unprotected must be avoided in the bathroom.

Warning finally for children under 3 years old, wearing whatever they find in their mouths, including extension cords and son: these types of burns to the mouth are very serious and difficult to treat.

Stings and bites, there for everyone
Insect bites the most dangerous are those that affect the throat (wasps, bees, etc..), Even when there is no particular allergy involved. This happens when a child swallows the insect. Edema reaction that develops in the throat may even suffocate the victim better it has a small diameter breathing is the case of children. Be careful when you eat out and teach your children to watch what they eat, do not shout or make gestures in the presence of insects do not cause them to attack.

Do not let the cover open bottles and glasses of syrup or fruit juice after each use to avoid attracting predators tiny but dangerous.

Most bites are caused by pets, and often those that are familiar and which are not wary. But just remember that a medium-sized dog is usually at eye level of a child 2-3 years to assess the risk of a bite if the animal sees in the eyes of the child slightest sign of challenge ... Teach your child never to approach an animal that does not know, never to bother when he eats or sleeps, never intervene in a dog fight and never make grand gestures or shouting in the presence of an animal.

Finally, never leave a child alone with a pet, even if it is that of the house. Animals, even pets, have territories as they take their lives. What do you know the area of ​​your dog or your cat?

Give good reflexes security through discipline
Who is the criminal, parent lax leaves and loses her child to electrocution, poisoning or fatal fall, or parent who through severe scolding and brings her child to the most healthy? Discipline is not absurd but bullying careful attention to safety and health. Between a reprimand at the right time and a life crushed by a car, can you hesitate when you love your child?

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