While fire safety may be a concern for many couples, most couples do not often put it as a top priority until their first child arrives. From the moment the baby is brought into the home, the parents do everything possible to prepare their home for the baby and do whatever they can to keep their baby safe. This includes making sure their home is fire-safe.
One of the first things a parent can do to keep their home and baby safe from fire is to get into better habits. Matches and lighters should be placed out of a child’s reach. While your new baby may not be able to reach anything for the first year, practicing good habits from the beginning will pay off. Along with this, as your child grows, teach them that matches and lighters are dangerous and, if they find either, to tell you or your spouse immediately.
Next, make sure your home is equipped with a good fire protection system. Today’s technological advancements provide many options, including state-of-the-art carbon monoxide alarms as well as battery-powered smoke alarms. These alarms are placed in every room of the home, including the hallways. As there is always smoke before a fire, the alarms will go off and allow everyone to get out of the home safely.
You may also choose to have your home monitored by a professional security company. If you and your family are sleeping at night and a fire breaks out, you may not have time to call the fire department immediately. A professional security company will receive a signal from your system and dispatch the fire department to your home within seconds of your alarm going off. This will keep your home safe from massive damage and ensure your family’s protection.
Of course, in the event of a fire, you and your family need a plan of escape. Take time to plan out different escape routes from each room in your house and how to reach your baby if a fire was blocking the way. If you have a second floor, you may want to invest in a fire ladder that can be thrown out the window to help you to get out of the house when there is no other way. By having an escape route in place, you and your spouse will be on the same page on who is to get the baby out of the home in the quickest manner possible.
From the moment you have a new baby, safety is the first concern. You must be sure to take the necessary steps to keep your family safe in the event of a house fire. This will include teaching your child about fire safety, as well as using the proper fire alarms and planning a fire escape route for each member of the family. The more you prepare for this type of disaster the better the outcome will be. While you may not wish to think about the worst, your child’s safety may be in jeopardy if you do not.
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