10 Safety Hacks for Moms by Wilkins Distilled Drinking Water

Who says motherhood is easy?  I think no one did.  It's a 24/7 job.  One has to always be on her toes to ensure her family is safe and h...

Who says motherhood is easy?  I think no one did.  It's a 24/7 job.  One has to always be on her toes to ensure her family is safe and happy.  One of her challenges is how to keep her kids away from harm at all times.  Personally, I know that accidents could always happen.  But I also believe that it could be prevented.

In an intimate gathering I attended together with my fellow Circle of Trust Moms, organized by Wilkins Distilled water, we learned some do-it-yourself safety hacks from other trusted expert moms using materials that are easily accessible from their own homes.  It was a fun afternoon of learning and sharing with other moms in the crowd.

Here are some of the tips shared during the Wilkins event which you could also try at home.

Scout the Territory. 
Take a child’s eye view of your home. Get down on your knees to see for yourself what’s within reach, what looks tempting, and what could be dangerous for your kids.

Cushion Sharp Edges and Soften Up Corners. 
Invest on furniture edge guards and corner protectors; foam pipe insulations for instance are easily available at hardware stores. When your child starts running around the house, you’ll be thankful you brought that extra protection.

Keep Window Cords Up High. 
Loop and tie window cords to keep them out of reach of children, but not too high that you can’t lower the shade all the way down.

Duct Tape on Power Outlets. 
Cover reachable openings with duct tape or band aid to avoid the risk of electrocution.  There are also readily available power outlet covers you could buy in DIY shops for less than one hundred pesos for 4 pieces.  I personally use these at home to keep my kids safe.

Keep Doors Unlocked. 
Prevent kids from locking themselves in the room by covering the latch. A securely taped cardboard would suffice for this.  Plus make sure you talk to your children about the importance of keeping doors open.

Temporary Tattoo. 
When leaving the house, write down your phone number on your kids’ arms so that people could easily reach you if your little ones get lost.  I also write it on a piece of paper then put it inside their pockets.  Another tip is, have a personalized signal or whistle which they would recognize to prevent being lost.  We have this certain family whistle that whenever we're out and the kids hear it, they know we're just around or we're already calling them.

Know your First Aid. 
Always keep a first aid kit handy, whether you are at home or traveling with your kids. Know the alternatives too. Here are some: for minor burns, vinegar can ease the pain and prevent blisters; paste made out of baking soda and water can maker splinter removals less painful; and coconut oil can prevent infection in small cuts and can sooth sunburn.

Monitor What They Eat. 
Always prepare clean, fresh and healthy food that is consistent with your child’s balanced diet. Make sure all ingredients and utensils used are properly cleaned as well. Kids might be hesitant to eat vegetables and fruits, but with proper presentation – lots of colors and shapes – you can be sure that your kids will finish their food.
Drink Only Safe and Clean Water. 
Moms’ most trusted and pediatricians’ prescribed brand is Wilkins Distilled Water. It follows an international quality control system and uses only state-of-the-art equipment in packing and sealing its products to ensure clean and safe quality water.
Emergency Master File for Your Circle of Trust. 
We all have our most trusted support group, people we know we can count on when it comes to taking care of our kids. This includes grandparents, siblings, the best friend, yaya, pediatricians, OB/GYNS, teachers, among others. Keep their contact details and other vital information in one master file in order to reach them quickly in case of emergency.
In addition, I would like to share with you some Emergency numbers to dial when needed.  These lists are essential in making sure the family won't panic should there be emergency situations at 
home.  Make sure you prepare a GO BAG, content list also found below and in my previous post as your guide.

Here are some photos from the event which my co-Wilkins Circle of Trust Moms attended:
Blooming and preggy Delamar hosted the lovely event
Jackie, Ginger and I with one of our blog readers, my contest winner, 
Bento box prepared by my friend, Lourdes of Nanay's Lunches with Love
Bracelet making activity
Making socks slip-free with colored glue, it's so easy to do!

With Ginger of mommyginger.com and Jackie of gojackiego.com
I love these ladies!  Nice catch-up girls!

For more info on how to keep your family safe, visit the Wilkins Facebook page at facebook.com/WilkinsDistilledDrinkingWater today.

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