June is National Home Safety Month and therefore there’s no better time to sit down with your family, and your babysitters to discuss safety topics.  It really only takes a few minutes.  Some things to consider:

  • Have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors been checked?
  • Are emergency phone numbers posted in a visible place?
  • If your child is old enough to know his/her name and address, do they know to call 911 in case of emergency?
  • What is your family’s fire and earthquake safety plan?

Some good reminders for parents and caregivers of small children:

  • Never leave children alone, especially near water.
  • Keep chemicals, food, and other small objects away from children.
  • Keep sleeping areas as bare as possible.
  • Make sure all electrical outlets are covered.
  • Secure windows, block stairways, and lock doors.

Check out this article for some other great tips -http://www.wealthinformatics.com/2011/06/01/home-safety-tips-national-safety-month/  and enjoy the beautiful weather!