As energy &#99&#111&#115&#116&#115 are rising, the wood stove is &#99&#111&#109&#105&#110&#103 &#98&#97&#99&#107 into &#102&#97&#118&#111&#114 with many homeowners. &#87&#104&#105&#108&#101 a wood &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101 can heat an &#101&#110&#116&#105&#114&#101 home or help &#111&#102&#102&#115&#101&#116 &#116&#104&#101 high &#99&#111&#115&#116 of &#101&#108&#101&#99&#116&#114&#105&#99 or gas heat, consideration for &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 in the home must be a top priority.

A &#102&#101&#110&#99&#101 either purchased or custom built, must be &#105&#110&#115&#116&#97&#108&#108&#101&#100 around the wood stove &#105&#102 young children are present. Crawling &#105&#110&#102&#97&#110&#116&#115 and toddlers are &#109&#111&#115&#116 at risk &#97&#115 they are too &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103 to understand the &#100&#97&#110&#103&#101&#114&#115 of a &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove &#97&#110&#100 the &#119&#111&#114&#100 ‘no’ is &#115&#105&#109&#112&#108&#121 not enough.

The enclosure must be tall enough that &#111&#110&#108&#121 an adult can step over it. It &#109&#117&#115&#116 also be made of &#109&#97&#116&#101&#114&#105&#97&#108&#115 that cannot be &#99&#108&#105&#109&#98&#101&#100 &#111&#110. Vertical rails or &#102&#105&#110&#101 mesh can keep a child from climbing &#111&#118&#101&#114 the fence. The enclosure should also be placed far enough from the &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove that a reaching child cannot &#116&#111&#117&#99&#104 &#116&#104&#101 surfaces of the &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101.

&#13&#10&#69&#118&#101&#110 &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#97 fence installed, &#97 crawling child or toddler should &#110&#101&#118&#101&#114 be left alone unsupervised in &#97 room with &#97 &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove burning. Toddlers, &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121, &#108&#105&#107&#101 to toss items over &#116&#104&#101 fence. Heavier objects such as blocks could easily crack or break the &#103&#108&#97&#115&#115 front of certain models of stoves. Plastic items, &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 they reach &#116&#104&#101 top of &#116&#104&#101 stove &#99&#111&#117&#108&#100 &#101&#97&#115&#105&#108&#121 melt and &#114&#101&#108&#101&#97&#115&#101 &#116&#111&#120&#105&#99 fumes into &#116&#104&#101 &#97&#114&#101&#97.

&#13&#10&#70&#114&#111&#109 &#97&#110 early &#97&#103&#101, &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 should be taught the &#100&#97&#110&#103&#101&#114&#115 of a &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove. It should &#98&#101 explained that fire &#105&#115 &#105&#110&#100&#101&#101&#100 hot and &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 not be played with &#105&#110 any form. The &#115&#97&#109&#101 explanations given &#116&#111 children about the kitchen cook stove and safety &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 apply to a &#119&#111&#111&#100 &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101 heater.

Children &#97&#114&#101 &#102&#97&#115&#99&#105&#110&#97&#116&#101&#100 &#119&#105&#116&#104 fire. As you are &#108&#111&#97&#100&#105&#110&#103 &#97 &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove with either logs &#111&#114 pellets, &#116&#104&#105&#115 becomes a perfect time &#116&#111 discuss with &#116&#104&#101&#109 the dangers. &#89&#111&#117 &#100&#111&#110’&#116 want &#97 child to be terrified of &#116&#104&#101 wood stove, &#98&#117&#116 at the same &#116&#105&#109&#101 &#121&#111&#117 do want to &#105&#110&#115&#116&#105&#108&#108 a &#104&#101&#97&#108&#116&#104&#121 respect for the appliance.

Older children can &#104&#101&#108&#112 with wood stove chores, &#115&#117&#99&#104 as &#98&#114&#105&#110&#103&#105&#110&#103 &#105&#110 &#102&#105&#114&#101&#119&#111&#111&#100 or pellets. They can &#97&#108&#115&#111 help &#115&#119&#101&#101&#112 up the area or &#101&#110&#103&#97&#103&#101 &#121&#111&#117&#110&#103&#101&#114 children while the parent &#105&#115 occupied &#119&#105&#116&#104 the stove. &#79&#116&#104&#101&#114 chores, such as loading the &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101 or emptying the ash pan &#105&#115 best &#108&#101&#102&#116 to &#111&#108&#100&#101&#114 teenagers &#111&#114 adults.

Another &#99&#111&#110&#99&#101&#114&#110 with wood stoves, &#110&#111&#116 &#106&#117&#115&#116 for children, is the &#112&#111&#108&#108&#117&#116&#97&#110&#116&#115 put into the indoor air &#98&#121 the stove. If &#97 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 has an allergy to smoke &#111&#114 asthma, &#97 &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove could make an attack more likely. &#67&#97&#114&#101 &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 be taken that such &#97 child is &#111&#117&#116 of the room when the stove &#105&#115 opened for filling or &#102&#111&#114 &#99&#108&#101&#97&#110&#105&#110&#103 the ash pan.

Before purchasing any &#119&#111&#111&#100 stove, &#109&#97&#107&#101 sure that &#116&#104&#101 stove &#105&#115 &#69&#80&#65 approved. &#68&#111 not &#116&#97&#107&#101 the &#115&#97&#108&#101&#115&#109&#97&#110’&#115 word &#102&#111&#114 this &#97&#115&#107 to &#115&#101&#101 &#97 demonstration &#109&#111&#100&#101&#108 that includes &#116&#104&#101 &#69&#80&#65 &#115&#116&#105&#99&#107&#101&#114. The EPA has &#115&#116&#114&#105&#110&#103&#101&#110&#116 &#114&#101&#113&#117&#105&#114&#101&#109&#101&#110&#116&#115 for wood stoves that will help keep indoor &#112&#111&#108&#108&#117&#116&#97&#110&#116&#115 to a &#109&#105&#110&#105&#109&#117&#109.

&#13&#10&#84&#104&#101 disposal of the &#99&#111&#110&#116&#101&#110&#116&#115 of &#116&#104&#101 &#97&#115&#104 &#112&#97&#110 is another concern when &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are &#112&#114&#101&#115&#101&#110&#116. &#65&#115&#104&#101&#115 &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 not &#98&#101 &#100&#117&#109&#112&#101&#100 &#105&#110 any area where &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are likely &#116&#111 play, &#97&#115 there &#99&#111&#117&#108&#100 be hot embers alive in the ashes. &#65 better solution is to &#100&#117&#109&#112 the ashes into an ash bucket and allow it to sit &#116&#119&#101&#110&#116&#121 four hours or at least &#111&#118&#101&#114&#110&#105&#103&#104&#116. &#65&#115&#104 buckets should be &#107&#101&#112&#116 within the confines of &#116&#104&#101 &#102&#101&#110&#99&#101 until totally &#99&#111&#108&#100.

&#13&#10&#70&#105&#114&#101&#119&#111&#111&#100 or pellets should also be &#107&#101&#112&#116 &#119&#105&#116&#104&#105&#110 &#116&#104&#101 fenced enclosure. Any &#119&#111&#111&#100 chips or pellets &#116&#104&#97&#116 have fallen outside the fence &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 be &#115&#119&#101&#112&#116 up &#105&#109&#109&#101&#100&#105&#97&#116&#101&#108&#121 if young &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are in the home. &#66&#111&#116&#104 &#99&#104&#105&#112&#115 &#97&#110&#100 &#112&#101&#108&#108&#101&#116&#115 &#112&#111&#115&#101 a choking &#104&#97&#122&#97&#114&#100 &#102&#111&#114 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 who put either into their mouths.

A pot of &#119&#97&#116&#101&#114 &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 be kept on the wood &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101 when the stove &#105&#115 &#105&#110 &#117&#115&#101. &#87&#111&#111&#100 heat is a &#118&#101&#114&#121 &#100&#114&#121 heat &#97&#110&#100 &#116&#104&#101 &#119&#97&#116&#101&#114 will help &#107&#101&#101&#112 the air &#109&#111&#105&#115&#116. This is &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121 important &#116&#111 help &#107&#101&#101&#112 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110’&#115 &#115&#107&#105&#110 from drying &#111&#117&#116 during the &#104&#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 season. Infants are more at risk, but &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#110&#100 &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115 of &#97&#110&#121 age can be affected by the drier air of a wood heated home.

The use &#111&#102 precautions and &#115&#97&#102&#101&#116&#121 measures can make children and wood stoves a happy mix. For &#99&#101&#110&#116&#117&#114&#105&#101&#115, children were raised &#105&#110 &#104&#111&#109&#101&#115 with either a wood &#115&#116&#111&#118&#101 &#111&#114 &#97&#110 open fireplace. With diligence and &#115&#117&#112&#101&#114&#118&#105&#115&#105&#111&#110, any &#104&#111&#109&#101 can be &#104&#101&#97&#116&#101&#100 with wood and &#115&#116&#105&#108&#108 &#104&#97&#118&#101 happy, healthy &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110.

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