Posted on March 25, 2014

Guest Post: Kid proofing your home

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If you’re the parent of a gorgeous newborn baby, the time when they’ll be crawling around on their hands and knees or toddling around on two feet may seem like a long way off.

However before you know it your little ones will be running rings around you and getting into every cupboard, nook and cranny they can find.

The best way to keep both your children and your belongings out of harm’s way is to kid proof your home, providing a safe and secure place for your children to explore.

Furniture

Though we may not think of sofas and armchairs as being potentially dangerous objects, many pieces of furniture have sharp or hard edges, often at just the right height for a child to potentially hit their head.

To solve this problem, consider investing in some new furnishings from www.nabru.co.uk.  Their child-friendly designs are perfect for young families, offering great aesthetics as well as a soft landing.

Electricity

As electricity is potentially one of the most dangerous features of the home, making sure that your children don’t stick their fingers into sockets is a priority.

Use plastic cases to cover any sockets and try to move all cords out of reach to prevent a child being injured while accidently pulling a lamp or electronic device off of a surface.

Drawers and cupboards

To prevent kids from accessing any cleaning products, breakables or sharp objects that could cause them an injury, use easy to apply latches and specialist child proof catches to prevent drawers and cupboards being opened without your knowledge.

Kitchen

Of all of the rooms in the home, the kitchen holds the most potential dangers for babies and young children.

To minimise the chances of an accident occurring, always try to cook on the rear hobs of your oven and turn pan handles towards the wall; keep knives, cleaning products and plastic bags out of reach and cover any sharp corners with padding or remove the offending pieces of furniture altogether.

Making your home as safe and as child-friendly as possible is an important part of creating the best possible environment for your children to grown up in, while helping them to find out about all of the dangers in the world at their own pace and without having to learn the hard way.

* This is a featured guest post 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nell@PigeonPairandMe March 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    We had a terrifying moment when Austin pulled down a chest of drawers on top of himself. Luckily it didn’ do any damage, bu we attach ALL furniture to the wall now.

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked by Twins March 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    It is always great to highlight safety precautions that need setting up for little ones! It’s always better to be safe than sorry x #blogclub

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