At home there are many safety hazards and situations in which your baby or child can have an accident and get injured. Here you can find out how you can improve the safety in your home with appropriate child safety devices and protective products.
Is your child a born climbing artist? Then you should definitely solidly mount all shelves in your child’s room and the rest of the house to the wall. When choosing a cot, make sure that the bars do not have too much distance from each other. Otherwise your little one could stick their head through them, get stuck and get hurt.
Already at the age of a few months your baby will start to try to pull up on the bars. At this time, you should reduce the height of the mattress in the cot. As soon as your child tries to climb over the bars, you should remove the slip bars: through which your little one can safely climb out of the cot. If your child is already tall enough for a bed without bars, a separately mounted rail will protect your little one against falling out of the bed during restless nights.
A basic rule at first: Do not leave your child unattended when they’re in the bathtub! The danger of drowning is always present there. As long as your child is still too small to use the key to the bathroom properly, pull it out of the lock. Place it at some hook which is beside the door and has a height of two metres instead. Otherwise your little one will be able to put the key into the lock from the inside and lock the door. Until you will be able then to get into the bathroom, a lot could have happened. There are special safeguards with which you can lock all the locks in your house. As long as you change your baby’s nappies on the changing table, you should never leave them unattended. Within a few seconds they can turn and fall off the changing table. If your changing unit is on the bathtub, always check if it is fixed well. Drugs always belong into the medicine chest which should be a dry place and well-locked. Cosmetics, nail polish and similar products have to be placed out of the reach from children. The same applies to cleaning agents. Just as dangerous as that are electrical devices. Children could get the idea of hiding in the washing machine. With suitable child safety locks, you will prevent that your child opens the door of the washing machine or dryer. Case all patent cables so that the little ones won’t play with them.
Sharp and hard edges are an increased risk of safety. Especially when they are on the same height as your child is. With taped caps, you will be able to increase security - even for sharp edges there are suitable caps. Neither cigarettes, nor cactuses or poisonous plants should be in the reach of children, also water for flowers with plant food is dangerous. Protect the area in the living room in which your child is not allowed to be with a gate. These areas can be: the chimney, television set or hi-fi systems. An own playpen is the best possible and less dangerous playing area for your child.
A safeguard will provide that your little one or toddler won’t climb up and down the stairs. If there are gaps between the staircases or the bars of the handrail, through which a smaller child could slip, you should cover the gaps with boards. These can only be fixed on the designated brackets. Basically, for all rooms of a flat applies: Tools, sewing and knitting equipment, matches, scissors and lighters need to be out of reach for your child. If a closet door is supposed to be closed and locked, you can use a protection lock for the closet. A door stop can also be used to protect your child against injuries, as well as a socket protection.
A toddler sits at the table in a highchair, which is standing safely on the floor and does not tip. Approval marks like the GS seal will guarantee safety. Neither place the step stool nor chair in the near of the worktop or stove. Children will climb up on these. Secure drawers, freezer, fridges and cutlery trays with specially designated protections. A safeguard in front of the hot plates will prevent that your little one pulls down the frying pan. The window of the stove as well as the switches on it can be covered.
Home is a great place to grow up. It's a place to explore, learn, and play. Unfortunately, most accidents involving small children also happen there. The majority of these injuries are predictable and preventable. Therefore, you should try to make the home environment as safe as possible before you get home with your baby from the hospital and before your child begins to crawl. At kids-room.com we offer high-quality safety products from well-known manufacturers such as Chicco, Reer, Safety 1st, Geuther and many more. Here you can order everything you need to make your home safe for your child.
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