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1. Hitting against objects 48%
2. Bitten by mosquitoes 48%
3. Clamped by doors 35%
4. Falling on the ground 34%
5. Falling from bed 31%
6. Slipping in toilet 28%
7. Choking during meals 10%
8. Falling from chairs 10%
9. Fighting with siblings or other children 9%
10. Clamped by cupboard doors 8%
1. Doorway 80%
2. Kitchen 80%
3. Bathroom 77%
4. Living Room / Dining Room 71%
5. Window 70%
6. Bedroom 68%
7. Balcony 57%
Children are full of curiosity and like to explore around. Environments or objects which adults think are safe may be dangerous to children. Homeasy hopes to provide some tips for parents to prevent children from getting hurt.
(Please be reminded the tips are basic information; only detailed assessments in your home can truly protect your children.)
Furniture with sharp corners (e.g. corners of desks)
1. Wrap the corners with “safety plastic sheet”/ “soft plastic corner wrap for protection
2. Choose furniture with round corners
Thin television sets may fall down easily and hurt children
1. Fix it on the wall
2. Install “fixer at the back of the television set
Clamping Hands  
Door gaps
1. Install “door lock”, preventing doors from completely closed
2. Install “door shield”, preventing children from inserting fingers into door gap
3. Pay attention to whether children have put their fingers into the gap when closing doors

Cabinet doors Install “safety lock” to prevent children from opening the doors by themselves
Drawer Install “safety lock” to prevent children from opening by themselves
Folding furniture (e.g. folding table or folding chair)
Lock the “safety lock” tightly
Fans (Children may get hurt by the spinning fan)
1. Should be equipped with “safety cover”
2. Put the fan at a place where children cannot reach
3. Parents may use wall-mount fan if needed
Toilet seat cover and Toilet seat Add “toilet bowl clip”/ “toilet seat cover lock
Slippery bathtubs Cover with “anti-slip plastic pad”
Slippery ground
1. Always keep the ground dry
2. Cover with “anti-slip plastic pad”
3. Clean and dry up the spilled liquid (e.g. juice/ urine of infants) on the ground immediately
4. Waxing is not suitable
Miscellaneous objects on the ground
1. Always tidy up the miscellaneous objects on the ground
2. Remind children not to run around
Damaged floor Always check the floor. If there is any damages, repair it as soon as possible
1. Do not store miscellaneous objects on the stairs
2. Install gate or door at the top and at the end of the stairs to prevent children from using the stairs
Electrical wires which are too long
1.  Use “wire storage device
2. Nail it on the wall
Falling from high places  
High chairs
1. When using high chairs, children have to wear safety belt and the safety lock should be locked
2. Use “safety vest”

1. Should install “bed fence” and close it when children is sleeping (Always keep the height of the “bed fence” to be 3/4 or above of the height of the children)
2. Add “soft pad” on the ground
Stairs Install gate or door at the top and at the end of the stairs to prevent children from using the stairs
Sofa Place the back of the sofa close to the wall to prevent children from falling from the other side
Hot food Do not place the hot food at the edge, but in the middle of the table.
Cooking utensils (e.g.
Teapot, Kettle, Pot, Wok)
Spout or pot handles should face inside to prevent children from pulling and spilling hot food towards themselves, or to prevent them from being injured by steam
When children pull the table cloth,
they will pull down the objects on
the cloth and get burned
Do not use table cloth, use “table pad” instead
Water temperature is too high
during shower
When bathing for children, firstly release cold water, and then hot water. Use elbow to test the water temperature. Parents can also use a thermometer.
Glowing candles Put them at a place unreachable by children to avoid burning their skins and eyes
Iron/ Heater Keep a distance from children when in use
Slashing / Stabbing  
Sharp objects (e.g. fruit knifes, can openers)/ empty cans/ broken pieces of glass or porcelain
1. Should store properly and put them at a place that children cannot reach
2. Throw them away immediately after use

Glass/ porcelain utensils Parents should choose plastic utensils which meet safety standards for children to prevent them from being slashed by the broken pieces
The broken pieces of glass from glass door/ cabinet door
Avoid using them. Otherwise, should add “glass protective materials”/ use “strengthened glass”
Sharp/ extruding parts of toys Better choose safe toys (e.g. plastic-made round corners)
Small/ sharp objects (eg. buttons, beads, clips, cotton sticks)
Put them at a place that children cannot reach to avoid children from putting them into ears and piercing the eardrums.
Parents are inattentive when bathing for children
Use “child bathtub” and “safety bath net”
Children play water in bathroom
1. Do not keep water in bathtubs, basins, water buckets, etc. except in use
2. Should pour the water away immediately after use
3. Toilet bowl must have toilet bowl lid and always cover it
4. Add “toilet bowl clip”/ “toilet seat cover lock” to the toilet bowl
5. Do not leave children alone in the bathroom. If you need to leave for a while, bring the children with you
Washing machine Always cover the lid to prevent children from falling into water when playing
Curtain rope winds around
the neck
1. Use electric or manual curtain
2. Tie a knot and hang up high
The width between each column of the bed fence is too wide/ there is a gap between bed and wall
1. To prevent the head of children from trapping in the gap, the width between each column should be less than 6cm
2. If the bed leans against the wall, do not leave any gaps
Mattress is too soft
1. Should not choose mattress which is too soft
2. The size of the mattress should fit with that of the bed board to avoid any gaps
Blankets or pillows
1. Avoid using blankets which are too big and too heavy
2. Must not let the blanket cover the face of children
3. Children less than 1-year-old cannot use pillows when sleeping
Miscellaneous objects on bed Do not place too many miscellaneous objects on bed. Avoid covering the face, mouth and nose of the infants
Small and loose parts of toys
1. Always check the components of toys
2. If the child swallows the object accidentally, parents can try to hang the child upside down or lightly press the child’s abdomen with fist to make the child disgorge the object
Small/ sharp objects (eg. buttons, beads, clips, cotton buds) Put them at a place unreachable by children
Wrap the head with plastic bags
1. Throw the plastic bags away immediately or put them at a place unreachable by children
2. Knot in the middle
Round and slippery food Must not allow children to eat
Electric shock  
Sockets/ Plugs/ Extension units
1.  When not in use, cover them with “insulating cloth”/ use “safety cover” or “plug stoppers”
2. Use new types of sockets and plugs which have safety switch
Damaged electric wires Check frequently. If there is any damages, repair them as soon as possible
Falling from the buildings  
Falling from the buildings
1. Install “window grilles” and lock them
2. Do not place anything which can be stepped on (e.g. small chairs and wooden boxes) close to the window to prevent children from climbing

Climbing out from balcony/ roof
1. Install gate and do not let children reach those places
2. Install fence or “wire-netting”
3.. Regular checks should be done

Children misunderstand medicines
to be candies
1. Place medicines and candies separately and medicines have to be put to high places (which is unreachable by children)
2. When feeding children with medicine, do not tell them the medicine is candy, avoiding them from taking the medicines by themselves afterwards

ChildrenI misunderstand chemical
and cleansers to be drinks
1. Place them separately and chemicals and cleaners have to be put to high places (which is unreachable by children)
2. Chemicals and cleaners need to be stored in the original bottles. Do not pour them into drink bottles, avoiding children from drinking accidentally

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