Vacations are one of the periods of the year that children enjoy the most, especially for the amount of free time they can enjoy since schools and schools are closed. But during this time, with the presence of children in the home for more hours and the change of habitual routine también, it also in
Vacations are one of the periods of the year that children enjoy the most, especially for the amount of free timethey can enjoy since schools and schools are closed.
But during this time, with the presence of children in the home for more hours and the change of habitual routine también, it also increases the risk for them to suffer more accidents, mainly domestic ones. How can we prevent them?The most common accidents during vacations
The most common incidents of children during vacations usually take place in the home, but also in swimming pools, beaches and during leisure activities typical of this period.
Regarding domestic accidents, the most frequent during the holiday period are burns, bone fractures, cranio-encephalic injuries and poisoning by cleaning products and medicines. Also cuts, choking and bruises fall within the most common incidents.
Prevent accidents better than cure
According to the
Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), during the holidays children's accidents increase by up to 25%, so organizations like this have warned parents about the importance of monitoring more to the little ones, since 9 out of 10 mishaps can be avoided. Experts recommend taking special care with dangerous kitchen utensils, such as knives, lighters, burners or scissors. These tools should be kept out of the reach of children, as should medicines
and cleaning products. Special attention should be paid to the open windows
in the hot months, to fans and, of course, to plugs and other electrical appliances that may pose a risk to children. In addition, it is important to be careful when going to pools and beaches with sunburn and accidents that may occur in the water, from cuts with stones, falls on the edges of pools or poisonous
animal bites, like jellyfish or pout. Parents should remember that it is equally important to try to prevent accidents by taking measures such as teaching their children
to avoid them on their own. Sources: Mexican Social Security Institute