Thanks Tide PODS & Gain flings for sponsoring this post. However, all thoughts and opinions about their fabulousness are my own.
There’s nothing worse than having a tragic accident in your own home, especially when it’s a result of something that could have been prevented. As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. This why Tide PODS & Gain flings have partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to develop tips on how to keep your home safe.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, which unfortunately is the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of a preventable injury each year. Yes, one million, from something that could have been prevented. It is for this reason that Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 25 countries to reduce these incidents. Thankfully, since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. A statistic to be proud of for sure. And Tide PODS & Gain flings hope to continue that trend by working together to do more for kids everywhere via the Arriba y Lejos (Up, Up, and Away) campaign.
Of main concern are the increasing popularity of liquid laundry pacs, which are concentrated, single-dose packets designed to dissolve in water. Unfortunately, that means that they can easily dissolve in wet hands and mouths, which can lead to a significant health risk. And we all know how curious children are about everything, tasting and feeling their way through their development.
It’s for this reason that I’m partnering with Tide and Gain to bring you tips on how to keep your home safe. Although we know that children need constant supervision – heck, even our furbabies (pets) could be at risk – safe proofing your home helps reduce the incidents of preventable injuries. And that’s what we all want right?
Thankfully prevention is key in keeping our kids safe, as is knowing what to do in case of an emergency. Here are a few examples of things you can do right now to keep your home safe:
- Add child proof locks to all items that can be opened (doors, cabinets, toilets, etc.);
- add corner cushions to sharp edges;
- remove anything that’s sharp, breakable, flammable, or could be a choking hazard;
- store your laundry pacs as you store your household cleaning products – in their original containers, sealed, out of the sight and reach of children, locked, Arriba y Lejos (Up, Up, and Away) – as indicated by this campaign;
- and always have the Poison Help number (1-800-222-1222), along with the number of your child(ren)’s pediatrician on hand, just in case your little explorer(s) happen to get into something they shouldn’t have.
I consider myself lucky to have found a home with laundry space in the garage, away from the common living area, with storage cabinets above the washer and dryer. However, whether you have a similar set up at home, have it placed inside the house, or have to go out to do your laundry, please consider storing or creating storage for your laundry pacs and other household cleaning products that is Arriba y Lejos (Up, Up, and Away).
Stay safe friends!
What other tips do you have for keeping your home safe?
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