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When you have young kids running about your home, anything can become dangerous. It is important to carry out a thorough home inspection and find ways to keep your home safe for your kids. There are many simple ways you can do so.
Cushion sharp edges
Sharp edges are dangerous in any household but especially so in the homes of little kids. You can protect your children from these edges by covering them with soft materials, such as rubber, fabric, or cushions. If you are concerned about aesthetic issues, you can use this as an opportunity to redecorate! You can paint the edges a new color, either bright or a subtle color to better morph into whatever you put over them.
Hide your tools
Keeping your sharp objects out of reach is a great way to keep your kids protected. This can be anything from your scissors to your kitchen knives. You can do this by storing these items in a safe place or by using a product designed to keep them in place, such as a sheath or a locking container.
You can also hide these items, so your kids aren’t aware of their existence. You can do this by putting them in a box or a bag and tucking them away on a high shelf.
The same goes for dangerous cleaning products around the house! Make sure your cleaning products for your kitchen or bathroom are always stored away, possibly locked inside a cupboard. Kids are curious…but we all know how the cat ends up!
Hide your electric wires and sockets
Children are naturally curious, and that curiosity can lead them to come into contact with dangerous items, such as electrical sockets. You can prevent this by tucking your sockets and wires away and keeping them out of sight, particularly if you have toddlers in your home. You can also use covers to make your sockets less accessible.
Use carpet or cushioned material for their play area
If you have toddlers in the home, you likely have a playpen or a small area in which they can stay safe while they play. You can make this play area safer by using a soft material, such as carpet, as the ground. Vinyl or rubber tiles are also alternatives that you can use.
If you want to keep your flooring, you can also use a soft underlay to increase the comfort and safety of the playing area.
Protecting your family is important, which is why it is crucial to childproof your home. If you follow the tips in this article, you should be able to do so effectively.