Whether you’re looking to start a family or simply hosting friends with children at your humble abode, it can be extremely helpful to child proof your living space. Childless adults often forget how many places tiny fingers can get into – and often small children find their way to the most dangerous spaces in your house. An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, so before you bring a little one into your home, be sure your home is kid-proof.
Here are a few areas to pay attention to, when childproofing your home.
1) Chemicals and Cleaners – Most household cleaners are extremely dangerous – especially if they are accidentally ingested or splashed into the eyes. When childproofing your home, be sure to store all chemicals in a locked cabinet.
2) Corners and Edges – Windowsills, coffee table corners and sink edges are often just high enough to touch the top of a toddler’s head, and this is definitely cause for concern. However, it’s easy to cushion those places with soft, removable bumpers.
3) Electrical Outlets – To a curious toddler, an electrical outlet seems like a fun place to stick their fingers, toys and other items found around the house. Be sure to invest in some outlet covers to prevent this danger from causing harm.