This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
5 Ways to Keep My Home Safe: Important reminders on how you can take steps to keep your house a safe place for your children. #MakeSafeHappen #IC #ad #MyHigh5
My home is my happy place. It is our haven and our little bit of peace from the crazy world. It is the place my family wants to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and collapse on the couch after a long day. The place we want to laugh, sleep, eat, drink, and relax in peace.
If you asked me if I felt safe at home, my answer would be yes. If you asked my children if they felt safe in our house, their answer would be yes. But our we truly safe in our house?
It is not fun question to ponder for long. Is my house really childproofed? Do we have a plan if there was a fire? Many more questions could flood my brain if I let them. There are still far too many accidental deaths and injuries occurring in people’s “safe place,” their homes. So what can I do? What can you do to keep our homes truly our “safe place?”
Nationwide and Safe Kids Worldwide have come together to create Safe Kids Day. Safe Kids Day is celebrated with events that occur all over the country. These events bring families together to help raise money and awareness about common household accidents. Attend a local Safe Kids Day and you can help stop the worry and what ifs, by creating a safety check-list for your family. Your family will choose just 5 strategies relevant to your family to implement at home from a master safety check-list. AKA #MyHigh5
What did I put on #MyHigh5?
- Never leave my children unattended in the pool or lake.
- Always have water bottles with us when playing outside or participating in sports.
- Be sure that my children wear helmets when riding bikes/scooters.
- Implement a family fire plan and practice it.
- Have a list of medications and dosages printed out and hang on refrigerator
I have a 7 and 11 year old with medical issues. Medicine lists and dehydration are critical at our house. Safety while riding bikes is important too. Long gone are the days we worry about covers on electrical outlets, but maybe that is something YOU need to do in your home. Or maybe you have teenagers that you need to talk to about seat belts and texting while driving. I encourage you to create your own #MyHigh5 and promise to keep your kids safe!
As you begin to think about the ways to make your house safer, start at the Make Safe Happen website or download the app, to find the tips that are most appropriate for your children and for each room in your house.
Make the promise, just like these parents did, to keep your house as safe as you can for your kids!