Tips on how to make your childrens room safe
As parents sometimes we don't think of extraordinary circumstances until we hear them from friends or hear them on the news. And of course it's always heartbreaking and could have been prevented. I know that all of us parents want to put our littles in a big protective bubble at all times but we can't. But I have compiled a small list of tips that you can easily do around your home for extra safety.
1. Cupboard latches: These come in handy if you have curious little hands around. These are really easy to install and keep medicine, cleaner cabinets safe.
2. Baseboard heater covers: These are really cool. A lot of homes have baseboard heating and will most likely have one in your kids room as well. These slide right on and act as a protective cover so no little fingers can go inside and get burned. You can check with your local hardware store or find them here on Amazon.
3. Furniture Straps: Who would have ever thought right?! Well for the ambitious climbing toddler these are a must! I have two dressers in my kids room and both of them are secured to the wall. Now key is to make sure they are screwed into a stud for them to be secure. This way they can not topple over on top of them. You can find them here at Amazon or at your local baby store like Buy Buy Baby.
4. Cords and Strings: This fix can literally take 1 minute to fix. If you have cords on your blinds you can just hang them up higher out of reach with a push pin to hang the cord on. That way the cord wont get tangled or hung up and hurt anyone. Check around their room for any other cords or strings that can get tangled also and tuck them away accordingly.
5. Outlet plugs: These have been around for a long time and work great! You can actually buy these in pretty big quantities and plug up any unused plugs around the whole house. Trust me they will be curious and try and stuff any and every toy they have in there! Ouch!
6. Window locks: Most windows these days come with locks on them. Just always double check them to make sure they are secured. If you have older style windows just go to the good 'ol stick in the window!
I would love to hear your mommy and daddy safety hacks! So feel free to comment your ideas to add to the list!
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