How To Child-proof Your Home
Are you expecting a new child in your family? Or do you expect to be babysitting for a friend or family member soon? You may want to consider how safe your home is for children. There are many normal parts of the home that could be hazardous for small children. However, there are ways to child-proof your home to make sure that any small residents or guests are safe and happy.
Lock Doors & Cabinets
There may be rooms or cabinets in your home that are not safe spaces for children to play. You may want to make sure that kids can’t get into areas with many breakable items or cookware that would be unsafe. You can block these areas by installing special child-safe locks on these drawers and cabinets. And for doors to unsafe rooms, you can install door knob covers so children can’t open them.
Cover Electric Sockets
Another dangerous part of homes is electrical sockets. Children mustn’t be allowed to put anything inside sockets, including their fingers or utensils, as this could cause them a shock. You can buy small plastic covers to ensure that children won’t be able to access any sockets.
Cover Stove & Appliances
Other dangerous items for children are stovetops and appliances like toasters which can get very hot. Children could burn themselves if they touch these appliances, so keeping them away from these areas is important. You can purchase stove and countertop guards so that these dangerous items are out of reach.
Another dangerous area of many homes is stairways. Children can be seriously hurt if they fall down the stairs, so it is important to block off these areas. You can install small gates in front of the stairs so that children don’t accidentally fall down any stairs.