Prevención de accidentes con los niños: Quemaduras, heridas, mordeduras e intoxicaciones

Prevention of accidents with children: Burns, wounds, bites and poisoning

Prevention of accidents with children: Burns, wounds, bites and poisoning

Accident prevention

If there was a word that summarizes everything related to the safety of our children it would be: Prevention. The safety of children and the creation of basic safety habits in them depends on parents and caregivers. The vast majority of children's accidents occur at home and always under the supervision of an adult. These accidents can cause disabilities, loss of health, or even be fatal.

95% of accidents with children are preventable!

Below, we present the most common accidents and how to prevent them:

  1. Burns

  • Burns in children occur with hot surfaces and liquids or from flames (fire) or gunpowder.
  • Always check the water temperature at bath time, before introducing the baby and the temperature of the food. Try the food first before offering it to your baby.
  • Avoid carrying children when handling hot foods, liquids or utensils.
  • Place pots on the back grates of the stove, away from the edge. The handles should not be easily accessible to children.
  • Do not allow him to play with fire or gunpowder. Besides the danger, it is the law.
  • Teach children the meaning of hot and that the kitchen is not a safe place to play.

  1. Poisoning

  • Avoid playing with batteries and batteries.
  • Important: Keep medications, cleaning and gardening items such as soaps, poisons, cleaners, bleaches, grease removers and the like, away from children and under lock and key.
  • Never pack toxic elements in food bottles. Anyone or even a child can get confused and ingest the product.
  • If the child took a toxic product or you suspect that he or she has done so:
    • You should not induce vomiting.
    • Do not offer drinks such as oil or milk.
    • Seek specialized medical help immediately! Always carry the product that the child took, as it can help with a quick diagnosis and decide the actions to take.

  1. Wounds

  • They are generally caused by sharp objects or firearms.
  • Do not leave sharp objects or firearms within the reach of children.
  • Do not encourage the use of weapons to play.

  1. Bites

  • Teach children not to approach or touch unfamiliar dogs.
  • Pet pets in the company and with the permission of their owner.
  • Don't run in front of a dog, they will think you are playing.
  • It is key to stay still when a dog comes to sniff.
  • Defense against dog attack: Teach him to fall, roll up, cover his head, neck and face when attacked by a dog.

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