In every home you will find Electrical Cords and power points in abundance in every room of the house. Appliances such as Lamps, TV, toaster, kettle, electric toothbrushes will all have cords that can be dangerous if in reach of children. For example, if a cord is dangling it could cause your child to pull the appliance onto them, trip on it, or worse get the cord tangled around their neck.
Installing the below two products on all electrical cords and unused Power Points can make a big difference to the safety of your home for children.
Electrical Cord Shorteners reduce the risk of children and other family members tripping on dangling appliance cords.
|Electrical Cord Shortener|
Secure Cupboards drawers and appliances
It is a good idea to secure any cupboards and drawers that contain anything that could be hazardous to your child such as medicines, cleaning products, poisons and sharp objects such as stationary or kitchen utensils.
|Cabinet Safety Latch|
Also consider using appliance locks on kitchen appliances such as fridge, oven, dishwasher and microwave.
|Appliance safety lock|
Windows, Glass Doors and Balconies
It is really important that there is never anything underneath or next to a window or balcony that your child could climb on to. This is to ensure that they can't climb up and fall out of the window or off the balcony.
Make sure you always teach your children to play away from glass doors and windows. You could also consider applying a shatterproof film to glass doors and windows so that if they do break the glass won't shatter everywhere but remain in tact.
ConclusionIn this post we have only briefly touched on a few basic things you can do to help minimise the risk of your child hurting themselves around the home. There are many more things you can do to make your home as safe as possible for your little one. Our extensive child proof your home checklist covers just about everything you can think of to help keep your child safe in your home.
Leave us a CommentWe would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. If you had something in your home that your little one was always getting into or any other safety tips that we haven't mentioned in this blog post or on our checklist we would love to hear from you.
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