As a mom, I’m always concerned about the safety and security of my son. When Justin was just a baby, I made sure our home was infant-friendly to avoid cuts, bumps, or falls. Aside from ensuring that he’s properly nourished, I also religiously took him to his pediatrician for his vaccinations and wellness check. I also saw to it that he’s using the right medicines for his needs. Finally and most importantly, I was showing him love that only a mother can give.
I have never changed my mothering ways from then to now that he’s already a preschooler. I have actually become more paranoid now about his well-being because he can get rough when he plays, which causes him to get hurt sometimes.
Now, my four-year-old loves going to the malls, playing arcade games, and getting on kiddie rides as much as he can. Last Saturday, when to went to Market! Market!, we took him to Blanche Kiddie Rides. It was Justin’s first time there there, and before I let him try the rides, I made sure everything was safe.
In the pictures below, you’ll see him wearing a helmet to protect his head in case he falls due to a wrong turn or in the event that his motorbike collides with another car. I also instructed his yaya to be constantly at his side to protect him from getting hurt. And because no helmet is required when riding the kiddie cars, I made him wear his baseball cap instead; that’s to protect him from the sun.
I’m sure I’m not the only mom in the world who is so particular about her child’s safety. I’d like to hear your thoughts, too, on how you protect your child from harm.