Whether you are bringing your first baby into the house, having company with little ones, or your child has reached that point where they are exploring more areas of the house, it is definitely time to make sure you’ve a safe home for kids to be in and explore in. You don’t want them get hurt, or even worse, with open electrical sockets and toilets waiting with water to the brim.
For first time parents their home can start to look like a nightmare waiting to happen when you start to look into all of the dangers that can be found within. Even your tables and chairs pose dangers. Here are some tips for ensuring your home is safer for any little ones, whether they’ll be staying a little while or a long time.
Windows That Are Safe And Practical
Most people only worry about the safety of the windows on their home when they start leaking, letting too much cold air in during the winter, or when the kids hit a baseball through one of them. However, windows pose other dangers for little ones.
Make sure that you have sturdy windows that are well secured when they are left open. If a window falls shut on tiny fingers and hands it can cause permanent damage and trauma to little ones. You also want to make sure that you have sturdy screens, or you have something set up that will help keep little ones from even getting too close to open windows.
Dealing With Mold And Allergens
Mold and other allergens can be bad for everyone in your home, but little ones has immune systems not as strong as the adults in your home. That means they are more susceptible and risk getting sicker than others. Black mold is one of the worst, which can cause respiratory issues and permanent allergy problems, as well as black mold poisoning.
If dust and pet hair that are left to sit too long can lead to sinus and allergy problems. That means it’s especially important to dust and vacuum on a regular basis when you have little ones in the home.
Basic Home Safety For Little Ones
There is a lot that goes into preparing a home for little ones. Your home poses many dangers. You want to buy all of the little safety gadgets you can in order to make it a safe area.
That means having toilet seat locks to prevent drowning, plastic plug covers to keep little fingers out of electrical sockets, and even cupboard locks to keep them out of the cupboards and unsafe items found within. You may also want to get corner covers for tables where they could bump their heads, and security brackets for book shelves and dressers that they may try to crawl up that could crush them.