Once kids get past the toddler age and start walking and communicating many parents get overconfident and think that they get let down their guard a bit in the house. However, a child under the age of six can still get in a lot of trouble which is why it is important to keep all safety products installed in the home. You never know which safety product will end up saving your child making it worth it to have every item in full place around the home.
To begin with, make sure you keep all security locks on drawers and cabinets that hold cleaning chemicals and other similar products. A child that is this young might still be persuaded to try something just because it has a fruity smell. For example, the apple or orange scented mopping solution might sound like a treat, but it’s a treat that could end up in disaster with your child in the emergency room if they get to it. A simple security
lock on the cabinets is all it takes to avoid this disaster.
You also will want to keep locks on the front or back door that your child cannot figure out. While a five or six year old should know better than to go outside without your permission, many curious children cannot resist the temptation. Therefore, it is very important that they cannot get out of the home without your help. The same goes for fencing around the back or front yard to keep them out of traffic. Once again, even if a child knows the rules a small temptation is all it takes often for them to break them because at this age their problem reasoning skills are not the best.
Finally, when it comes to things like art projects and crafts remember that your child is still just a young child. Never hand them scissors or the adult versions of similar items. Safety scissors and similar products were created because children lack the dexterity to always make the perfect cut, and because it can be tempting to make the wrong cut sometimes as well!