Keeping the public safe from security threats.

According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs , the most frequent accidents in the home are caused by falls (41.4 percent), crushing, cuts and tears (22.6 percent), blows or shocks (13, 0 percent), due to thermal effects or burns (9.6 percent) and physical exertion or exhaustion (4.2 percent).

Therefore, some simple and easy advice to follow for all families in the home with the aim of preventing this type of domestic accidents.

7 child safety tips at home

The main cause of childhood accidents within the home are poisonings, which occur mostly accidentally. According to the INT (National Institute of Toxicology), the main products involved in these intoxications of minors are medicines, followed by cleaning products, cosmetics, and household products. And they occur orally in 90 percent of cases. Children under 3 years old are the ones who suffer most from poisoning.

For this and other reasons, we must try to keep the children always supervised by a responsible adult person, apart from adopting some basic safety measures, advised by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs for greater safety of our children:

1. You should never leave them alone

It is necessary to avoid that they remain long alone in any room without periodic surveillance of an adult. Do not allow under any circumstances that a small child remains in the bathtub playing with the water without the proper supervision of an adult. It is necessary to fill the bathtub with the essential quantity of water and to supervise during the bath children and people with some type of disability that are at risk of falling.

2. Avoid fatal misfortunes, such as drowning

The pools, rafts or wells in the house must be fenced and their doors closed, it is advisable to protect their surface. During the summer holidays, you should not lose sight of the little ones at the beach, swimming pool. It is advisable to stimulate the teaching of swimming at an early age. You should not enter the pool abruptly, especially after eating. You have to educate the children to make a correct digestion.

3. The toys

The safe toys should not have sharp parts or sharp angles or be made of toxic materials. Their size will be large enough to prevent them from entering their mouths and swallowing them. Avoid playing in dangerous places: stairs, windows, balconies, as well as in the vicinity of holes, wells, swimming pools, etc.

4. Protect the plugs from the electrical network

There are small appliances that can be found in stores specializing in children's products, to avoid that the youngest, out of curiosity, introduce their fingers or some other small object in the plugs of the house. That could cause a shock to the electric current.

5. Monitor the use of gas stoves and ovens

Always monitor the gas cut-off valve in the kitchen. If you are not cooking, you should try to keep the key cut. The same must be done with gas stoves. You have to avoid sleeping with them on.

6. Be careful with the kitchen

Do not cook with the child in your arms or leave it on the floor near the kitchen. Burns is highly dangerous. Try to keep the child away at all costs from the kitchen.

7. Store dangerous products far away from children and babies

Place cleaning products and other potentially toxic products on shelves or upholstered furniture to prevent ingestion. Try to prevent children from having access to alcoholic beverages. No objects that pose a choking or choking hazard should be available to children (plastic bags, coins, buttons, ...). Keep medicines under lock and key.