Bringing up children is exciting and somewhat terrifying. There are a lot of things to think about, more especially once your child starts to become mobile.
Trying to childproof your home may seem like a chore, but when it comes to the safety of your child it is imperative that you reduce the risk of accidents and incidents that can potentially harm or injure them.
You may think tat you’re being overprotective and overly cautious, but when you look at the number of accidents which occur every year in the home, it is good parenting to take precautions whenever possible.
In the infographic below we offer tips on how to childproof your home room by room.
You might think that childproofing every room is going to be expensive, and while there are some pieces of equipment necessary, other things are simply down to a little forward thinking and planning on your part.
For example, in the kitchen ensuring pans are placed at the back of the stove and their handles aren’t easy to grab isn’t going to cost anything. In living rooms and bedrooms rugs are a fabulous asset to your décor and will give your child a softer place to play than a hard floor. Using cupboard latches is also advisable to prevent children from gaining access to dangerous substances, alternatively rearranging your cupboards and placing dangerous substances on the highest shelves won’t incur any cost. Fire guards and stair gates are important pieces of equipment that help prevent nasty injuries to your child that no home with children should be without.
Read on to find out more about Childproofing Your Home. With a little planning on your part childproofing your home doesn’t have to be a chore or expensive.