We’re all about having fun with your hair styling tools and irons, but we also want to make sure everyone’s using these things safely. The downside of using heated styling tools is that they do pose a risk, especially if you have kids in your home. It’s important that you don’t forget about safety when it comes to using these types of hair styling tools and items. There’s nothing more frightening than a child’s safety being at risk because of these types of tools. We’re talking about preventing burns by irons in kids, it’s a big safety issue and we want to ensure that everyone in your household is staying safe.
Reconsider Where You Keep Your Irons
We get it, when you’re in the habit of styling your hair in your bathroom or room it’s all about convenience. However, the downside of this is often the places that are convenient for us can be where kids can reach them the easiest. When you aren’t using your irons, experts suggest that you store them away OR keep them in a place where kids can’t easily reach for the cord to turn them on or hurt themselves if the irons are on/still warm. It’s said, though, that if you can tie the cord up and store them away when they’re not in use it’s the safest option for the kids in your home to not be able to access them as easily. It’s a must to at the very least, unplug your irons when they’re not in use.
Be Aware Of Your Surroundings When Using Them
Understandably, when you’re a mom with little kids around you’re likely doing your hair between moments of doing things for the kids. The unfortunate part of this, is these are often the times that kids are at risk. Experts suggest being really aware of who’s around you when you’re using these heated styling tools. Because even the most experienced iron user can sometimes slip and drop these items, and if there’s a child under you, they can be at risk for a burn.
Install Outlet Covers
Another big tip from experts on preventing burns from irons with kids is to place the plastic covers over electrical outlets. This is a big help because if you have an iron out, it can prevent the children from being able to plug them in or get themselves in trouble with the outlet altogether. After you use your irons, unplug them and reinstall the outlet covers.
Of course, also getting in the habit with your kids to talk to them about staying away from irons because they can be dangerous also plays a major role in this. Communicating with your children about their safety can be really helpful in making sure that everyone stays safe. While accidents happen, it’s been said that getting into these habits and adapting these things can help tremendously when it comes to preventing burns from happening as a result of heated hairstyling tools.