Keeping your child safe at home could be challenging.

Here are nine tips on how to keep your child out of harm's way.

Keep an emergency contact list nearby

Even young children should know how to use the phone to ask for help.

Lock cupboard

Store medicine, household cleaners and detergents away from small hands.

Explain their food allergies

Your child should know why some food can be dangerous for them.

Practise water safety

Empty bathtubs, buckets, basins and play pools immediately after use - children can drown in just a few centimetres of water.

Discourage playing on furniture

An unsteady table or bookshelf can cause serious injury to a child if climbed on.

Teach stranger danger

Accepting lifts or gifts from strangers or opening the door to unknown visitors must be a no-no.

Beware of choking hazards

Remove coins, marbles, beads and other small objects that young children could choke on.

No fire play and stove top safety

Store matches and lighters out of reach. Turn the hot pot and pan handle inward, away from a child's reach.

Be electricity aware

If possible, secure or hide electrical cords, use wall socket covers, and keep electrical devices out of reach or behind a barrier.

In case of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to call for an ambulance on 084124.