Kitchens are dangerous places. Knives, Oil and Water are more obvious dangers, but don’t forget that you’ve got water and electric very close together in most kitchens (look at your kettle!).
This shouldn’t put you off of cooking with children, or at all yourself, but you do need to be prepared in case of accidents and emergencies.
Simple precautions can help protect yourself against cuts. Pay proper attention, use decent quality knives which are kept sharp (a sharp knife will cut smoothly, whereas a blunter knife will rip and tear more, making it more likely to slip and cut), and have a thick, heavy duty chopping board – I’d recommend using a Wooden one, as these are less likely to slip.
A first aid kit of anti-septic wipes, plus various sized blue plasters will be needed. These plasters are very good for this purpose – they’ll show up if you drop them in anything.
This is one of the most dangerous incidents that could happen in your kitchen. Most homes have a washing machine, fridge, kettle, microwave, and sink in their kitchen, as well as a large amount of power points.
It’s very dangerous because if you haven’t paid proper attention, you too could become a victim whilst going to help the original sufferer.