Tips to Make Your Home Child Friendly

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Kids love to explore their environment, so it's very important to make sure your home is safe for your children.Here we list a few things to check out: 

Preventing falls and hurt
  • You can install safety guards across doors, stairs and balconies.
  • Install grills outside the windows.
  • Leave a low power light on at night to make it easier for your kids to go to the washroom and make their way to your bedroom without tripping.
  • A stepping tool by the toilet or low level towel hooks would make it easier for your child to reach out for things easily.
  • Add cushioned corner guards or edging to side tables, chairs and other sharp-cornered surfaces.
  • Secure drawers and cabinets so that they’re unopenable.

Preventing Poisoning
  • Keep medicines away from your child’s reach. Store them up high in a locked cupboard.
  • Keep cosmetics, soaps, shampoos or any cleaning substance away from sight.
  • Also ensure all of your houseplants are of the non-toxic variety.
  • Make sure paint and other hazardous substances are stored in airtight containers and kept on high shelves.

Preventing Burns
  • Keep matches, lighters and tobacco products away from kids.
  • Keep toy batteries away as they can leak acid, causing serious burns.
  • Use stove-knob covers to prevent kids from turning on the burners.

Preventing Fires
  • Install at least one smoke alarm at your home. Check alarm batteries regularly and replace them annually.

Preventing Suffocation and Strangulation
  • Remove items that could strangle or suffocate your child. These items could include cushions, cords, sharp items, carpentry and gardening tools, ropes, sacks, boxes, packaging, etc.
  • Vacuum regularly to suck up any small item that can cause choking.

Water Safety
  • If you have a pool, install a fence or self-locking gate.

Electrical Safety
  • Install safety switches, which cut power off quickly to avoid electrocution.
  • Replace electrical appliances and cords if they’re worn out.
  • Use power point covers.
Here's to a creating a happy, safe environment for your child to grow up in! 
 
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