Flowers all come in different types and colors. They’re one of the most beautiful natural creations on the planet. In fact, most of them are very attractive that it’s enough to pique your little baby’s curiosity. Some of them will find flowers so pretty that it may even be tempting for your little child to hold and even put in their mouths. So how do we know if this is safe or at least which ones are safe around your child? This article should give you an insight on the said topic.
Gardens and flowers are generally safe for children and babies, but it’s always important to keep in mind that there are different kinds of flowers. Some of them are fine for babies to touch and even eat, some of them are dangerous and should be kept away from children. The next part of this article will show examples of which flowers are safe and which aren’t.
This article is dedicated to those very lucky people who have green thumbs (people who are naturally good at gardening) and have welcomed a new little bundle of joy. Speaking of your child, if you are reading this article, they are probably at the stage or ages where their curiosity is peaking and everything around them is wonderful and colorful, including flowers. And as babies and children naturally do, they either touch or put it in their mouth.
Flowers That Should Be Kept Away From Children
As previously mentioned in the last few paragraphs, flowers can either be beautiful and safe or beautiful but dangerous. Always be on the lookout for these examples. These examples are highly toxic and may cause unpleasant reactions or illness when touched or digested.
Flowers That Are Safe Around Children
Now that we’re aware of what flowers are toxic and dangerous to kids, here are examples of the opposite. These flowers are safe to be around babies and children. They are non-toxic and at the same time, beautiful and safe for little children and babies to pick.
As previously stated, these flowers are usually safe around kids and babies, but the cleanliness of the plant should also be taken into consideration because sometimes babies and little children tend to nibble at the brightly colored little earth miracles.
It’s always fun and eye-pleasing to have little flowers hanging about in your home. But if you have little children or babies, their safety should always be the top priority. Make sure that the flowers that you put in your own home are safe for the young ones. The lists and information above should be helpful in deciding what and what not to put near your little angel.
- 1What’s a good tip when your child or baby is having an allergic reaction to flowers?
Always consult your trusted pediatrician or seek immediate medical attention depending on the severity of the allergy. If it is mild, antihistamines and decongestants can be used to treat basic symptoms.
- 2I really want to have flowers in my house with my children but I’m not sure whether they are safe or not, what should I do?
If you know a professional botanist, you may consult them. But if not and you are unsure if the flowers or plants you want to put are safe for your kids, just take extra measures to make sure they are out of reach from the little ones.
- 3How old can a baby start learning about gardening?
It is all up to the decision of the parent. There is no recommended age when kids should learn about plants and flowers. The only thing you need to make sure is that they’re safe and the gardening tools that may cause harm to your little babies are not nearby for them to reach with their little hands.
A good research of which plants and flowers are safe around kids and babies is also a great idea before you let your little ones frolic upon your garden. You may also consult a local botanist if you know any if you want to have some further insight about plants.
Hopefully, this article provided information that will assist you in your pursuit to introduce your kids or babies to the wonderful world of gardening!