When the family is growing it’s time to make your house a safe home.
The arrival of a new baby is a cause for happiness, celebration and joy. Laughs, emotions, games and growth will all take place in the various rooms of the house.
When families grow, certain changes need to be made to homes to adapt them to the care and attention that the new members of the family need. In general, a house is a very safe place, but when a child begins to live in it, a number of things must be taken into account to make a safe home and avoid any kind of danger.
It is essential to adapt each home so the smaller members of the household can wander through it at will without any danger. Places to play in, spaces in which to learn, etc. Children will gradually discover all the nooks and crannies of your house so it is advisable to follow a series of recommendations that help to create a safe environment that is adapted to their different stages of growth.
Get rid of dangerous objects
Let’s start by making a list of objects we consider to be dangerous to children, either due to their uses or because the little ones could put them in their mouths or handle them inappropriately.
Here, we also refer to those objects in the house that cannot be hidden from or put out of the reach of the children, such as electricity sockets or the edges and corners of furniture. The best solution is to cover up sockets with special covers or use soft protective materials on furniture to avoid any accidents.
Check the floor
The floor is where children will spend most of their time. We need to make sure this is in good condition to avoid mishaps when crawling or walking. Make sure it is a smooth surface, without bits sticking out or imperfections and that it is not too slippery.
When a baby is beginning to walk or play on the floor we recommend laying rugs. These will soften falls, provide security and maintain a pleasant temperature and texture for carrying out any activity.
Protect the stairs
If you live in a duplex or a home with more than one floor, small fences or gates should be used to stop children from going down the stairs and to prevent falls.
Protection for doors
Another common danger for children is the opening and closing of doors. To prevent them trapping their fingers or entering rooms they shouldn’t, there are various kinds of foam buffer that can be placed on the panel of the door to prevent it from closing completely.
To stop children entering rooms or opening wardrobe doors and drawers, there are small strips that are very easy to install that act as safety locks.
Avoid the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most dangerous areas in the home. The utensils and domestic appliances therein can cause children to suffer accidents. Accordingly, it’s best to keep children out of the kitchen at first and when they eventually want to help with food preparation, always watch over them and warn them of the dangers of each thing, such as hot saucepans and sharp objects.
By using these small tips, you will have a safe home with your kids out of danger. You will be able to focus on enjoying time with the family and on creating spaces adapted to your children’s needs at the various stages of their lives.
Safety is everything, but it is also important to have spaces adapted to the needs of your children and family. If you need a bigger house, larger rooms or a house with communal children’s areas, get in touch. Together we will find a safe house adapted to you.
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