Making Your Home Safe for Children

Home safety for kidsIn the life of each family there is a period when you are especially worried about the safety of your home. The growing-up kid begins to explore a world in which there are so many incredibly interesting things: cabinets with a mass of small and sharp objects and bottles with various liquids, the switches of the cooker switch, the buttons on the microwave, the drum of the washing machine. And also – the door that the child wants to open.

Children unequivocally change us. With the advent of a baby in the family, parents begin to pay attention to all the little things. Become more responsible. And many understand that even ordinary household items in the apartment can be dangerous for your beloved child. After all, the child only knows the world. And, therefore, it will be difficult to avoid difficult and unpleasant situations.

Kitchen

This is the most dangerous place in the apartment for a child. After all, there is a lot of beating and cutting dishes in this room. Boxes in which sharp objects and household chemicals lie, it is necessary to equip special mechanisms-blockers, with which the child can not cope. Or simply put ALL in boxes higher.

It is also safe to install in-house induction cookers. They instantly cool down (less than two minutes), which will protect the child from a possible burn.

And if the oven is low and the baby can reach it, make sure that the buttons and knobs are also always locked.

Furniture

Furniture blockers have been developed quite a lot, since the principles of opening the lockers are different. But there are still drawers. Therefore, you need to choose a blocker for furniture. Although in many cases it is possible to use universal flexible retainers connecting the movable element of furniture (for example, a box) with the body.

Such locks are convenient, since they are suitable for furniture with any design of handles or without handles at all. By the way, with their help you can also block access to the child inside the refrigerator, ovens, microwave ovens, etc.

Living room

And in this room everything beating, piercing and cutting must be removed upward. Make sure that the baby can not drop anything heavy on himself.

It’s better to fix the TV on the wall. Children often drop household appliances. Everything that is on and blinking attracts a lot of attention.

Cover the sharp corners with special soft plugs.

Bathroom

In this room, the child should not be alone. While the baby is small and it is impossible for him to explain what can be touched and what is not. Therefore, soap, shampoos, toothpaste is best temporarily removed in a separate box.
The door of the washing machine must be closed with a blocker.

Children’s room

Do not place mirrors and TV in the children’s room. Above the baby’s bed there should be no shelves, cabinets or paintings. If the shelf is already there, then let it store only light toys, and not books.

The light switch should be placed near the baby cot. In case the kid was not afraid of monsters under the bed and could easily turn on the light himself.

Windows and doors

Interior doors – a common cause of injury: pinch their fingers with them simply. To avoid this, special blockers or locks have been developed.

Place locking mechanisms on the windows – this is especially important if the windows are located low. You can make the window open at an angle and not completely – enough for ventilation.

On the balcony door, install the lock so that the child can not go out on his own.

Interior doors equipped with shock absorbers, which will not allow the doors to close until the end, so that the baby can not pinch his fingers.

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