11 Simple Things Moms Do Daily to Keep Their Kids Safe (PHOTOS)

Mary Hawkins | Jun 14, 2013 Big Kid
11 Simple Things Moms Do Daily to Keep Their Kids Safe (PHOTOS)

kid play cautionIt's the most rewarding "job" we could ever have, but sometimes this mom gig is downright hard and also a little scary. I mean, don't you get a little overwhelmed sometimes by all the things we have to do to ensure that our kids grow up healthy, happy, and safe?

And I'm not even talking about big things, necessarily. Keeping our children protected applies to something as seemingly insignificant as making sure to put sunscreen on them every day. It's an easy thing to forget to do, but considering we could possibly contribute to our kids getting skin cancer down the road, we have to make it a point to squeeze those extra few minutes into our already busy routines.

We may not even realize we're doing them, but there are quite a few other safety "rituals" moms implement -- some of them on a daily basis, to keep our little ones safe and sound.

Check out these photos to see 11 simple things moms do regularly to make our kids' safety a priority.

 

Image via plind/Flickr

  • Wearing a Bike Helmet

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    Image via Michael Bentley/Flickr

    How many times have you yelled, "Don't forget your helmet!" before your child hops on his bike? Too many to count, I'm sure.

  • Buckle Up!

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    Image via Mary Fischer

    Would you ever for one second even dream of not strapping your kid into his car seat? (Didn't think so.)

  • Making Kids Wash Their Hands

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    Image via aka Kath/Flickr

    Why do we make our kiddos wash their hands before meals and after using the restroom? To keep them safe from germs, of course.

  • Acting as Lifeguards

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    Image via Mary Fischer

    Making sure our kids have on floaties if they can't swim yet, putting them in swim lessons, and watching them like a hawk near water is a no-brainer.

  • Don't Forget to Zip Up!

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    Image via Mary Fischer

    Let me guess, in the winter months, your kid doesn't even make it downstairs before you're reminding him to bundle up in a heavy coat, gloves, hat, scarf -- the whole nine yards so he doesn't wind up frostbitten.

  • Flu Shots

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    Image via doofus133/Flickr

    Yes -- they absolutely dread it, but we still drag our kids to the doctor to get their flu shots every season.

  • Hold Hands & Look Both Ways!

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    Image via Brett VA/Flickr

    Reminding kids how to cross the street safely comes out of our mouths without even having to think about it.

  • Never Leaving Kids Unattended

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    Image via Alan Cleaver/Flickr

    Think about the lengths moms go to and how much we juggle to make sure there's always someone at home to supervise our children when we can't be there!

  • Check-up Time!

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    Image via Mary Fischer

    Even though we probably don't see regular dentist and doctor visits as a safety thing, they do play a huge part in our kids' well being, which is directly related to their safety.

  • Never Talk to Strangers

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    Image via Mike Baird/Flickr

    They've heard it so many times they probably can't stand it anymore, but let's be honest -- you can never remind your kids often enough who they should and should not talk to in public.

  • Making Home Safety a Priority

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    Image via R/DV/RS/Flickr

    The simple act of regularly changing the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors could be a matter of life and death for our family.

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