As parents, we want the best for our children. We try our best to protect them inside and outside of the home. We tend to link safety with places where we feel comfortable. The main place of comfort is the home. This then raises the question: how safe is your home?
We try our best to make the home as childproof as possible, but some things may be overlooked. To avoid this and to ensure the safety of our home, we have created the following childproofing checklist for every home.
Don’t Leave kids Unattended Around Water
Though water activities are fun and assist younger children with development, it is important that kids do not go unsupervised. A lack of supervision can have fatal consequences.
Keep Certain Things out of Reach
Small objects, sharp objects, and chemical products or detergents should be kept out of the reach of children. By keeping these objects out of reach, you prevent your child from consuming harmful substances or getting injured.
Childproof Electrical Outlets
Kids are quite inquisitive and electrical outlets may sometimes seem intriguing. To childproof these outlets, simply cover them with electrical guards or socket covers.
Secure Living Spaces
Ensure that all doors and windows are secured or locked. This can prevent children from getting their fingers or bodies stuck in gaps. If there is a staircase, barriers can be installed to prevent children from going up and down the staircase.
Declutter Sleeping Areas
Removing unnecessary items from your child’s sleeping area reduces the chance of accidental suffocation.
Maintain Careful Interaction with Pets
Naturally, children and pets gravitate toward each other, providing affection and care; however, it is important to slowly introduce both with careful supervision as some pets may react aggressively toward small children who constantly poke and pull pets.
Keep a distance if your pet begins to growl or show signs of discomfort.
Prevent children from going near the pet when they are sleeping or eating.
We hope that these tips help to safeguard your children and make your new house feel more like a “home”.