Parents are like special agents who live double lives – one at work and one with their kids. Working parents are often trailed by difficulties, stresses, and chores that are way beyond their reach. When they do find the time to get off work, there is just so much to do all the time. Parents of more than one child will have to deal with so much more. If there was such a thing as “undistracting” – every parent should learn it…or buy it. The safety of kids is always the top one priority for all families, no matter what it is that you do for a living, no matter how many things you have to accomplish in a day.
Feeding them, bathing them, playing with them, asking about how their day went, answering all their questions, putting them to sleep – these even sound easier said than done. Even then, all the things in between cannot be put into words. Aside from providing for their needs and being there for them, ensuring the safety of one’s kids at all times is a task that most parents try their best to achieve. Childproofing the house is one way of doing this.
The products that we buy for our children are a whole new level of consideration in terms of child safety. Most times, parents are assured that a product or food item is safe since it has passed manufacturing and distribution standards. As product recalls began coming out, this assurance began to wane away, one recalled item at a time. The best (and quite frankly, all) that parents can do is hope that they get the news in time, to be aware of the products that are safe and those which are not.
Marianne Frederick expresses her thoughts on the existence of “distracted living” and how parents of today find it hard to keep their kids safe all the time. She also touches a bit on the topic of product recalls, and what steps parents ought to take about them. Read her full article on ChildSafetyBlog.org.