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Kid's Safety for the Wood Burning Stove Owner

Even with a fence set up, a crawling kid or toddler ought to never be left alone without supervision in a room with a wood burning oven. Toddlers specifically, like to toss things over the fence. Heavier items such as blocks could easily crack or break the glass front of particular models of stoves. Plastic items, should they reach the top of the stove, could quickly melt and release poisonous fumes into the air.

From a very early age, kids ought to be taught the dangers of a wood burning stove. It should be explained that fire is hot and should not be played with in any form. The same explanations provided to kids about the kitchen cooking stove and safety should also apply to a wood burning stove heater.

Children are captivated with fire. As you are loading a wood burning stove with either logs or pellets, this becomes a perfect time to discuss with them the dangers. You do not want a kid to be frightened of the wood burning stove, but at the same time, you do want to impart a healthy respect for the appliance.

Older kids can help with wood burning stove chores, such as bringing in firewood or pellets. They can also help sweep up the area or engage younger kids while the parent is occupied with the stove. Various other chores, such as loading the stove or emptying the ash pan, is best left to older teenagers or adults.

An additional concern with wood burning stoves, not just for kids, is the pollutants put into the indoor air by the stove. If a kid has an allergy to smoke or asthma, a wood burning stove could make an attack more likely. Care should be taken that such a kid is out of the room when the stove is opened for filling or for cleaning the ash pan.Go To Their Site\n

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