The kitchen is a central part of any home, but it can be a potentially dangerous room, especially for children. Adhere to the following guidelines to keep your kitchen safe from curious kids, and to prevent possible injury to them.
Lock all potentially poisonous substances out of reach and out of sight of your child; keep kettles and similar appliances (including cords) far back on working surfaces, so that they cannot be pulled down; store the blades of food processors and similar devices separately and out of reach; pack the iron out of reach after use - even if it has cooled down, a child can be hurt if the iron falls on top of him; store plastic bags out of reach, and teach children never to put bags over their heads; certain items stored in a fridge can be dangerous to children (e.g. alcohol, medicine), so lock your fridge; always use the back plates on a stove and turn pan handles away from the front of the stove.
Read the comprehensive guide to childproofing your kitchen here.