Knowledge is power. I know that came from a popular television show from decades ago, but it’s so very true. Teaching children the important things in life is a very important part of parental responsibility. It’s our responsibility as adults to make sure children gain the knowledge to become successful members of society once they’re adults themselves.
Hearth guards are available in stick-on or clamp on designs. Their overall design is intended to protect children from bumping their head on the hard, unforgiving corner of the hearth. They’re most commonly made of high quality rubber or cloth, and available in a variety of colors.
Hearth pads are cushions that fit on the “step” part of the hearth and provide a soft, padded area in case of falls. These also provide a good seat for children as long as the fireplace is not in use. Please make sure to remove the padding when there is a fire in the fireplace to prevent embers from popping onto the pad and causing a fire.
Fireplace Door Locks
Fireplace door locks are a wonderful invention. They provide additional security against animals that may seek refuge in your chimney and sneak into your home uninvited as well as protecting children and pets from accidental harm.
Fireplace screens are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. They are often beautiful enough to become part of your everyday decor or even a focal point in the room. Their overall purpose is to prevent embers from popping out and landing on carpet, your wood stack, children, or pet.
Educate Your Child on Fire Safety
Children are like little sponges where education is concerned. Those first few years are the perfect time to teach fireplace safety lessons that will last a lifetime. Teach your child proper respect for fire and fire safety tips at a very young age, and continue that education until they have a strong understanding. Tell them that they can even help teach their friends and pets about fireplace safety if they wish, that way they feel that they have an important job to do.