6 ways to ensure your boy child is safe
Created by Tejal Singh Updated on May 08, 2020
I was raised by my mother and father in nuclear family set-up, where my mother, a home maker, had made my safety and security her prime concern till the day I got married, and in fact continues to do so even till date. Being a girl, and a working woman, I instinctively knew how to teach a girl child to keep herself safe. So, when I got pregnant, I thought to myself that if I will have a girl child, I will know how to manage. Then came the delivery date, the labour room and the news of "DELIVERED A BOY ".
How to manage boy and how to maintain his safety, his security (even though he is 6 months now are questions that started whirling in my head with safety being a major concern (the pressure is higher on me as I am a working mom.) After reading or listening about some untoward incident, I always used to get sad and kept thinking of my son. What should I do???
The, one day I sat down and noted some important things that, I believed, have to be done to keep our children safe and, yes, even the boys.
Here’s a list I drafted and hope it helps all parents!
- No Outing without parents: Yes, it’s strict, what so ever be the relationship with the other person, allow the baby boy to go out only with immediate family, till he gets knowledge on good touch, bad touch and other safety pointers.
- Keep an eye on your son : Keep a watch when your son is in the hands of neighbours, friend or any relatives (keep watch but don’t get over-possessive.)
- Privacy during diaper change: Yes, he is boy, but right from the beginning he too needs privacy. Try not to change his diaper in public, if possible.
- Verify house-help/Maid: When keeping a maid, always do police verification if you will be handing your babies to them. Try to keep at least one relative at home if you intend to leave the child alone with the maid
- Surprise checks: Either of the parents can give a surprise check at home to know the activities going on with the baby.
- Good talk: Though my son is just 6 months of age, I make sure I talk only about the good values and incidents to him. I tell him stories about respecting other genders or poor people or the elderly. He is a boy and he need to be taught this, because only if he gives safety and security to others, will he get it back from them.
These are my views for my baby boy. I hope to get more feedback and information from fellow parents on this issue as well as share the information I have with them, but views can differ from person to person. Don’t be possessive but yes, be watchful even with boys. Happy parenting!
| Sep 04, 2016
Hi there Good article. In today's society when untoward incidences are part of life, it is extremely challenging to keep onself on the toes all the time but with some of the checks mentioned im this article it is possible! Just to add to that, also parents should be careful about sharing their child's pictures on line as the internet is quite a vunerable place from where pictures can be misused for wrong purposes! Happy parenting all
| Oct 23, 2016
I appreciate your effort to speak about boy safety as its equally important as girl child's safety in the present society. Parents irrespective of girl o boy child should make an active effort to guide their child about a good touch and bad touch so that the child grows better in the present environment.