When a child is under your watch, as parent/auntie/uncle/carer, the child’s safety is the everything. Safety is something we often take for granted, especially at home. But, a safe environment can change in an instant…from closing doors, to curiously sharp (and little) objects.
Recently, a dear friend and super-mommy experienced the worst…in a matter of seconds her entire world turned upside down. Once the worst was over, she wanted to make more people aware of the actions you can take when your child is in a situation like hers, and the importance of educating yourself further. Safety. Safety. Safety.
Days after the most frightening experience of my life I would like to share it with you all to raise awareness of the risks of choking and swallowing objects in childhood.
As a mum of 2 young curious children I am all too familiar with Daiso and IKEA child locks. Last week I opened one in the bathroom to get something. My 2 year old daughter who was following me around the house as usual, took a little box out the cupboard and ran off with it.
Less than a minute later I went after her thinking there’s jewellery in that box. When I got to her she was sitting on the floor in the lounge playing with a bracelet. My 11 month old son was sitting next to her.