(NC) - Reminding your children of kitchen safety rules is paramount as they grow through every age. Your child may learn quickly, but never assume they remember from day to day. Indeed, right through teenage, say observers, children suffer lapses in judgement. Let's look at a few basic kitchen safety rules, courtesy of Welch's Canada, a name long associated with kids' favourite flavours in fruit juice blends - and now also for their innovative, kid-friendly squeezable jam.
"No knives are needed for either our Concord Grape spread, nor for the newest flavour, Squeezable Strawberry spread," says Erica Wong, spokesperson for the brand. "The bottle is unbreakable and contoured for easy-grip and unlike squeezable ketchup, the hole in the lid is not a circle, but rather an elongated slit which allows the jam to be placed evenly on toast, bread, crackers, bagels, or any baked goods." Here are some primary kitchen rules you might want to clip and post on your fridge:
Never run through a kitchen. Stop and walk at the door.
Never use equipment without permission.
If you do have permission, always use potholders or oven mitts when making something hot.
Turn panhandles inward toward the stove.
Never pull or tug at an electrical cord. Remove it with your hand on the plug.
Pick up a knife by the handle. If it falls off the counter, don't try to catch it.
Never put a dirty knife in a sink full of water. When it is ready to be washed, put it where it can be seen.
If a fire starts, water may make it worse. Smother it with a pan lid or pour baking soda on it.