How to Childproof Your Home Room by Room
09 June 2021
Nothing is more important than the safety of your own child, so why not make your home a safe environment and childproof every room. The home is the most common place for children to be injured, these injuries can be avoided by taking a few basic safety measures.
This article will explore the home room by room and highlight any potential hazards and how to tackle them. The rooms that will be talked about include:
- Living Room
The living room is the family room, the space where you play with your kids and watch films together, but it can also be hazardous place for children.
We’d recommend having a rug or carpet installed to help cushion your little ones fall for when they take a tumble. Your kids will spill drinks and food on the carpet, but don’t worry, they’re easy to clean.
Do you have a fire place in your living room? If so, we’d strongly recommend getting a heat resistant fire place cover, which will help prevent your little ones from getting burnt. Also make sure candles and matches are out of reach – how about LED candles?
Put your photo frames out the way, mount them on the wall securely or put them high up out of the reach of children. If the picture frame glass shatters your kids can easily be cut.
Replacing tables and furniture that have sharp corners is a great way of protecting your children. Consider buying round coffee tables and side tables, or ones that have rounded edges.
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The kitchen is full of dangerous equipment and is certainly not a place for children, especially without adult supervision. To keep your little ones out of harm’s way we’d recommend fitting a child safety gate, which will help shield them from any potential hazards in the kitchen.
Place cleaning products, cutlery and kitchen appliances high up, and install latches on lowdown cupboards to prevent curious children from rooting through dangerous kitchen appliances.
Your kids spend most of their time in the bedroom so it’s important to make sure it’s a safe environment. If you haven’t already got a baby monitor we’d suggest getting one, this way you can keep an eye on your kids 24/7. Make sure you install window guards, and if you have blinds ensure they are cordless so your children can’t get tangled up in them.
Don’t place any toys, blankets or pillows in your child’s crib, these items may be “cute” but they can cause suffocation. When buying a toy chest ensure it has no lid, or holes in the lid in case your child gets trapped…and don’t forget to pick all toys up from off the floor for your feet, and your children’s safety.
Help protect your children in the bathroom by installing a safety gate, so your child can’t go for any unsupervised splashing sessions. Make sure to test the temperature of the water before bath time to ensure the water isn’t too hot. Store you bathroom essentials in high up places out of the reach of children.