Child proofing your home

All our nannies are trained in child safety. A large share of child accidents happen in the home. Here are some of the safety routines we teach our nannies.

  • Diapers should be changed on the floor or on a secure changing table. Never leave the child alone once you have started changing the diaper.
  • A child safety gate should be installed on top, as well as at the bottom of the stairs. If there is no safety gate, you have to cannot leave the child alone without watching it.
  • Make sure the child is not playing with tiny objects or toys with tiny loos parts as these may risk choking the child.
  • Safety latches should be installed on all doors. If there are no safety latches, a towel could be thrown over the door to avoid the child getting caught in the slamming door.
  • Never leave a small child alone in a bathtub or shower.
  • Never let a child get close to a hot stove or oven. This especially applies if there is no safety feature present.
  • Make sure windows and doors are properly closed so that the child cannot slide them open or climb out.
  • Chemicals and medicine should be kept out of reach at all times. Childproof containers can’t be 100% trusted.

 CPR – Cardiopulmonary Rescue

All our nannies are CPR trained. Here are some practical tips on how to minimize the risk of ever having to use CPR in real life.

  • Chop up the food
    Cut meatballs, orange wedges and other foods into smaller pieces before giving it to the child.
  • Sit while eating
    Always have the child sitting down when eating. The risk of choking multiplies if the child is moving while having something in his/her mouth.
  • Be extra careful with:
    Apples, carrots, hot-dogs with skin, marshmallows, squid and other foods that might easily get stuck in a child’s throat. Make sure to always cut to food once too much, rather than once too little and make sure to watch the child extra carefully while eating.

If the worst were to happen:

CPR (over 1 year)

CPR (under 1 year)