A lot of people love having a backyard to play in and spend time with family. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind if you are wanting to keep your backyard safe for you and your children. We are going to take a look at some of the rules you should follow to keep your backyard safe.
1. Establish the Rules of Safety for Your Yard
There should be ground rules for playing in the yard. Your kids can help you come up with these rules so that they feel more inclined and powerful. If they help you with the rules, they are more likely to follow them. If friends come over, they should be informed about the rules. We have a list of general rules that should be implemented in your backyard.
- No roughhousing while on the slides, swings, or climbing. No pushing or chasing as well.
- Use the play area properly and as they are intended to be used.
- No items should be placed in the play area. This is to avoid trips and injury.
- Close-toed shoes are the only shoe to wear.
- Do not wear any jewelry or loose items that could get caught.
- Stay away from the shed, garage, or areas you cannot be seen. These are the off-limit areas.
2. Look for Hazards in the Yard
Before you allow your children or anyone to go outside to play, you should look for possible hazards. This could include ladders, tools, hoses, and even chemicals. Once these items are picked up and put away, your child can go out and play. Make your backyard a safe place. You should also keep a lookout for holes, thorns, ants, and low tree branches. Also, ensure that there are no nests in the area.
Young kids or even teenage kids are not always able to recognize dangers or situations that could become dangerous. This is why supervision is important at all times. Plus, if a child were to become injured, the adult is right there to take care of the situation. When you are supervising you can also be sure that they are drinking enough, using sunscreen, and taking breaks.
You could install a fence that features a self-closing or even a self-latching gate. This makes sure that your kids are protected and kept in the yard. If you are not able to install a fence in the yard, make sure that your children and their friends know the boundaries.
5. Get Rid of Plants and Flowers that are Poisonous
Older children and teenagers are going to know that they shouldn’t eat anything unfamiliar to them, however, a toddler may find that pretty flower pretty appealing. However, once a person eats a flower, a lot of them become toxic to the body. You should remove any potentially dangerous plants from the yard.
6. Security Around the Pool
If you have a pool, they can be dangerous. This is especially true for younger children. Keep in mind that drowning is the number one cause of death for those who are under four years of age. Plus, most of these drownings occur in swimming pools in a home. Make sure that your pool and/or hot tub is properly protected when not in use.
The doors and/or windows near a pool should be locked even when using the pool. You can add a fence around the pool for protection with self-latching gates.
7. Grill with Caution
We all enjoy cooking out with our family; however, grills are a dangerous item for kids. Before you use the grill move it away from the play area and area where kids are going to be traveling. You should always be near the grill. When you are done using items to light the grill, make sure they are stored away.
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