House Cleaning Crows Nest

Baby Proofing Homes

House Cleaning Crows Nest

Of course a tidy home has an aesthetic appeal. It is also better for our mental healthy to live in tidy surroundings. But an occasionally overlooked factor is that a tidy home should also be safe.

Of course while tidy and safe are loosely connected that are not synonymous. Even a tidy home can hide a few dangerous situations. We need to make precautions for a home to be safe.

Generally speaking, if we can make a home safe for a baby/toddler then the home is probably safe for others.

Doorknobs
Little children can figure out how to get through doors, they just need to reach the handle. Latches and lock go a long way to stopping children when it comes to doors. doorknob safety covers are also useful.

Bathrooms and Toilets

These have slippery, hard surfaces, so it is very easy for a child to fall and hit their head. This can be a serious accident. Bathmats can reduce the risk of slipping.
Bathrooms and toilets often have enough water for a child drown. Keep doors locker and put up barriers if applicable.

Furniture

It is easy for modern flat screen TVs to be pulled over by a child. These Devices need to be securely attached to the wall. Book shelves and cabinets pose a similar danger. Find ways to keep these items stable and immovable.

Stairs

Easy for anybody to fall down the stairs, especially if that somebody is a child learning to walk. Put barriers at the top and bottom of stairs. And firmly secure any mats/rugs near stairs to prevent people from slipping.

Kitchens

Kitchen appliances can be heavy enough to seriously injure a child. Knives and forks are also extremely dangerous. Keep these locked away or well out of reach.

Many foods are a choking hazard. Anything from nuts to marshmallows can block a child’s breathing. Keep these locked away.

Cleaning products are often dangerous. too many people simply store these under the kitchen sink. Put a childproof safety lock on the cupboard with any cleaning products.

Electrical sockets

Power points are usually low down, so they are all too easy for a child to reach. Put safety covers on all power outlets. Note that some children quickly discover how to remove these covers.

Blinds and Windows

Cords on blinds are a choking hazard. Replace these blinds with cordless types.
Windows should have mesh that is strong enough to prevent children from falling out.

Draws and cupboard doors

A child can easily pull out a draw above their head and injure themselves. Or simply catch their fingers when closing a door or draw. Put baby locks on these devices.

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