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IS YOUR CHILD SAFE IN YOUR OWN HOME What Parents do not know By Laetitia Lavie The pool gate is shut the doors locked and your child is inside safely playing in your line of sight Or is she A child can find anything with in a matter of seconds inside a childproof home that could cause serious injury or death to herself The home is the most common place for accidental child injury says Dr Milan Pharo a Dallas Pediatrician Many parentsguardians do not realize there is more to watching your child around the pool you have to watcher her 24 hours a day seven days a week especially at home A parentguardian may believe that their home is childproof but what they do not realize is that even the smallest object like a ponytail rubber band or a large object like a coffee table can be the end of a childs life Dr Pharo has provided a list of the top five common in-home childproofing landmines that each have a brief explanation following the list Ingestion of an object Burns Slamming doors Drowning in a toilet Pets The number one cause of death or serious injury to a child according to Dr Pharo is ingestion of an object ranging any where from buttons toxic chemicals adult vitamins and prescription drug Many parents believe that they are keeping an eye on their child but what they do not see is that tiny button or battery in their childs hand moving toward her mouth How about when you are cooking in the kitchen and one moment you child is playing on the floor near you as you turn away to check your pasta your child turns to what is under the kitchen sink TOXINS Without childproof locks on such doors children are able to get into whatever chemicals they can find chemicals that will kill the child with even the slightest
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