Some children are scared of fire; they run away from it in reflex even if they see it from a distance. Others may not be scared and could be curious about it. So you must ensure safety measures to prevent any accident that can be caused by fire.
Keep your baby away from anything that can cause fire. Do not allow the child to play inside the kitchen when you are cooking. Even when you are not cooking, do not let her go to the kitchen or near the gas lighter, although she may want to play with it. Keep hot cooking vessels away from the reach of the child because touching them will cause burns. Do not leave unattended vessels on the stove. Always turn the gas regulator off when not in use.
Matchbox, lighted incense sticks, candles or earthen lamps on your worship place should be kept far away from the reach of your baby. Make sure to extinguish them before you leave the room.
Children have a habit of imitating behaviour and actions of others. Hence, try not light match sticks or lighters in front of your baby. She may try to imitate it when you are away.
Keep your baby away from any hot object like iron or heating rods. Once you have used the iron keep it away from the reach to let it cool.
While bathing your baby, check the temperature of the water before you start bathing her.
Do not smoke in front of your child. Passive smoking is very harmful to children and will lead to respiratory disorders. If you are a smoker make sure to stub the cigarette properly.
If there are electrical sockets where the child can reach them easily, block them temporarily with tapes. Children are inquisitive by nature and try to put their fingers in the socket.
Don’t keep any electrical appliance, like room heaters, switched on all through the night. They may cause a short circuit or overheat and lead to a fire breakout eventually. Make it a habit of switching off all electrical appliances that are not in use.
Never keep your mobile phone on charging near the place where the baby sleeps.
Check for the source, immediately, if you can smell anything burning.
Learn about the emergency fire evacuation plan in your apartment or plan one if you live in a standalone house. Talk to your child about fire safety issues and make her aware of the escape plan route, so that she knows what to do and where to go in case a fire breaks out.