In any home there could be a lot of fragile times or sharp things about. This could be dangerous for young children, especially when they like to climb and grab things.
Here are some tips to create a safer, yet still fun environment.
When buying furniture, you need to make sure it’s safe, there can’t be any sharp corners and glass can be extremely risky. However, when buying glass furniture, you can get shatter proof glass, you can invest in glass protectors and covers as well. This also prevents the glass from scratching and cracking.
Children things can take up a lot of room – like diapers and toys. To maintain a de-cluttered environment, safe for your children, buying double duty furniture is the way to go. You can buy headboards with hidden storage, cribs with draws underneath, hollowed out ottomans, changing tables that you can store diapers and clean clothes in. This can help you keep everything organised and out of the way.
Buying heavy furniture is better only if everything is nailed or anchored to the wall or ground. With light furniture it’s easier for children to knock it down and get into accidents.
Stain Repellent Fabrics
Children are messy and accidents happen, but one spilled drink can ruin a sofa forever. Buying stain repellent things can be great, they can be easier to clean and can last a lot longer.
Also, buying more forgiving rugs is a good idea. They’ll be easier to clean and probably cheaper to replace.
Everyone loves having photos of family and ornaments around the house, it gives your home a more cosy and personal touch. However, these things break so easily and can even hurt a child, putting these on high shelves and surfaces allow you to not only keep your child from grabbing them but it lets you keep those homely touches.
A lot of people love having certain electronics in the house such as, TVs, gaming consoles and computers. Electronics can come with a lot of wires, if these wires are loose and not contained children can put them in their mouths, chew them and even electrocute themselves.
If your home has a fireplace you should also keep that covered, children can grab at the coal or even turn it on by accident.
One of the most common incidents with children are doors slamming on fingers, you can get something to stop doors from fully closing or closing too quick. This can stop injuries from happening.
The bathroom and kitchen can be high risk areas, when there isn’t an adult in the room they should be gated off. This will stop children from fiddling with the oven, grabbing medication and playing with sharp objects.
Stairs should also be gated; this will prevent children from falling down them.
If you have low windows you can get window guards to prevent them from opening up too much, this can stop children from falling out.
Children are always getting themselves into trouble, minimising these incidents will prevent frequent trips to the doctor. Following these tips will keep your home safe whilst letting your children still have fun.
We hope these tips will keep your children safe! If you need general property advice or are looking to buy / sell a property, you can get in touch here.