Kids in the kitchen - Safety

Posted by Julianna Bodzan on

Many parents would love to cook with their kids, but it is hard to know when what and how. I talked to lots of mums and dads who are not sure where to start and maybe more importantly how to start.

This is the reason we decided to write a series of articles around this subject.

 

 

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Safety

First and foremost, it is very important that we all understand the rules. Safety should be talked about to children of all ages.

Be clear about the tools kids are allowed to use and which ones are not. It is the parent’s responsibility to decide what is appropriate. If you are unsure about it check out our post earlier:

Age appropriate activities for kids in the kitchen

Or download our guide here.

 

An adult should be always present while children are cooking. Even if you are just watching, be there. In the case that your child is left alone, they might have to make a decision about something, which might not be the right choice, but if you are present, they can ask you.

Do you have a first aid box handy in the kitchen? You might need a plaster. It is nothing to worry about, just better to be prepared.

Things you can keep in the first aid box:

  • Adhesive Dressing Pads
  • Burn Gel
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Microporous Tape
  • Non-adherent Dressing Pad
  • Plasters preferably blue or colourful
  • Skin Closure Strips
  • Antiseptic cream
  • lollipop (This one is advised by my older son)

 

 

 

 

While anyone cooking it is important to use protective equipment

 

Always remember to watch out for

  • Hot surfaces
  • Sharp knives
  • Hot equipment (oven, grill, pans)
  • Splashing hot oils and liquids
  • Spillages must be cleaned up immediately
  • Use machinery cautiously

 

While cooking is fun it is important to keep safe.

If something happens and you are not sure what to do it is very important to seek medical attention.

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