5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Home

Child-Proof Your Home
Child-Proof Your Home
Written by Maggie Bloom

By their nature, children are curious. They see a jungle gym where you see a coffee table. They see a fort where you see sofa cushions. As a result, they may find themselves in potentially harmful circumstances. While childproofing a house is impossible, there are actions you may do to safeguard children as efficiently as possible. Learn how to baby proof your house by being aware of some of the most prevalent dangerous places and how to eliminate them with our five top ideas.

1. Hide Dangerous Materials

It’s never too early to begin childproofing your home. Children like to get into everything and you’ll be glad that you considered childproofing your house before anything bad can happen. One of the most critical aspects of childproofing is securing any possible toxins or risks.

Cleaning supplies: store any potentially hazardous chemicals in locked cabinets out of reach of children.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications should be stored in high cabinets with childproof locks.

Sharp materials, such as tools, knives, and even some types of stationery, should be stored in drawers and cabinets that are out of reach or inaccessible to little children.

2. Install Fences

Fences are not only great for creating a sound barrier and adding extra security to your home but they are also a great thing to have installed if you have children. Fences are a great way of protecting your children and pets from any accidents. If you have a pool in your back yard we all know those can be dangerous and even more dangerous when you have small children living in the home. It would be beneficial to look into having pool fences installed as a safety measure to keep your child from wandering into the water.

3. Child-Proof the Security Systems in Your House

Certain safety elements are required for all houses, and they become much more critical when there is a child present. It’s also critical to keep these systems secure from little fingers that like pressing buttons – you don’t want your home’s security to be compromised inadvertently.

Regularly inspect and replace the batteries in your smoke detector, and mount it high on the ceiling or wall out of reach of little children.

Carbon monoxide detector: whether you heat your home with gas, oil, or electricity, or if you have a connected garage, install one of these – again, set it high and test it periodically.

Burglar alarm: you may also opt to include this protection, but you must ensure that the control panel is situated at an appropriate height so they can not reach it.

4. Establish a No-Shoe Zone in Your House.

When children start crawling, it’s understandable why you’d do this. It is hard to quantify the amount or kind of germs and bacteria that your shoes may track around your house. Because even older children often adhere to the Five-Second Rule (popping into their mouths anything sweet or unpleasant that has fallen to the ground for five seconds or less), indoor shoes are a formula for catastrophe. Or at the very least a few stomach aches and illnesses. Another concern is that lead may be brought into your house on your shoes from the dirt outdoors. Even if your children have beyond the period of licking the floor, the no-shoes rule is a wise choice.

5. Protect All Windows

We’ve all heard tales of youngsters accidentally pressing against screens, resulting in tragedy. Maintain climbable furniture away from windows to deter children from exploring. While metal window guards are the most secure option, alternative solutions enable windows to open just a gap. If you are replacing windows, consider ones with an opening at the top, above the halfway point, to provide additional protection against accidents.

While the day you bring your infant home is a joyful milestone, you may be anxious about the safety of your house. Utilize our baby proofing checklist to install a few critical safety elements. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your child is secure! It’s always better to be safe, especially for the small kids.

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Maggie Bloom