Did you know
There are lighters which are designed with features that make it difficult to use by children
Young and curious
Young children often impressed by fire tend to play with matches and lighters just to see the flame. If you have a child asking questions about firemen or fires you are actually being offered a great opportunity to begin educating about fire.
What to say or do :
Explain in simple words that fires can hurt family members or friends by causing scalds or even death.
Explain that fire is difficult to control, it expands fast and it can hurt you as you touch it.
Make up a game about fire knowledge and reward your child.
Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or container
Never leave matches or lighters in a bedroom or any place where children may go without supervision.