Child Proof Your Home
Keep Your Child Safe
Whether you are expecting a new born or already have an infant around the house, it is important to prioritise their safety at all times, especially at home. Below we've put together some tips to help you child proof your home which may make their life safer.
Your kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in your house with most home appliances being in this area. As most kitchens commonly have ovens, it is important to take the necessary steps when making it 'child friendly'. For example, if you have an oven door that gets hot when in use and is in reaching distance for your child, an oven guard should be considered. You should also develop an ‘out of reach’ policy, meaning most objects aren’t easy accessible. In particular, cleaning products are commonly stored underneath. If this is the case in your home, we recommend using a child proof lock on the cabinet door to prevent any accidents occurring.
When it comes to your living room many items of furniture can be seen as dangerous when there is a young child in the home. With most living rooms having TV’s, we recommend that it's either placed on a stand, mounted to the wall or behind closed doors. Furthermore, TV stands, coffee tables, window ledges and other objects can have sharp edges, putting your child in danger. This can be child proofed by cushioning off the edges using safety padding.
In relation to your bathroom, we recommend child proofing it by installing a toilet lock to prevent accidents occurring such as a falling toilet seat or potential drowning. A general home safety tip in your bathroom for both you and your child is purchasing a nonslip mat for when you are stepping in and out of the shower or bath tub.
The first thing we recommend doing when child proofing a bedroom is ensure that your child’s crib is sturdy and safe. Secondly, if you have a young infant we recommend you invest in baby monitors for when they are asleep. Finally, if you decide to purchase toys for your child check that they are suitable for their age. If you are storing these toys in their room, store them in an open box to avoid any potential accidents.
Our final tip is to keep an eye on your child at all times; as they aren’t able to spot danger. We hope that you find these tips useful and you put them into practice. What’s more, with all the new home appliances being purchased for your child it is important to make sure you have the right level of cover in place. We provide home and contents cover to protect your most valued items in your home. If you would like to find out more about the different levels of cover we have you can give us a call on 01 4003400 or get a quick quote above.