Childhood Friends » home Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Quick Tips to Make Your Home Kid Friendly /2013/05/quick-tips-to-make-your-home-kid-friendly/ /2013/05/quick-tips-to-make-your-home-kid-friendly/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 06:33:36 +0000 admin /?p=236 For kids, a home is an exciting new world to explore. This is a problem because there are plenty of danger around the house. Fortunately, there are a few quick tips that any homeowner can use to make their property more kid friendly. This way, children can still have fun while also staying safe.

Pick Up All Small, Loose Objects

All around your property there are plenty of small, loose objects. If a child swallowed any of these objects, it would be a serious choking hazard. Walk around the property and pick up any coins, buttons, batteries, nails, etc. Be sure to hide all bags and purses that may also contain loose ends.

Make Sure the Bathtub is Drained

Take extra precaution with the bathrooms. All it takes is a few centimetres of water for a child to drown. Make sure that there is no water leftover in the tub from past baths so this doesn’t happen.

Keep Toilet Lids Closed

Toilets are another drowning hazard for children, not to mention a breeding ground for germs. Go around the house and make sure all toilet lids are closed so the kids don’t dive in headfirst.

Set Up Cushions on Sharp Edges

As children run around the house, there’s a good chance someone will slip and fall. This can be very dangerous if you have sharp edges on tables or counters. An easy solution is to set up come couch cushions on these edges. This will soften any falls so the kids can get up and keep playing.

Move Poisonous Products Out of Reach

There are plenty of products around the house that can be quite poisonous if swallowed. Make sure to keep all chemical cleaners, medicines, cosmetics, and anything else that might be toxic up out of the reach of children. Definitely don’t leave cleaners under the kitchen sink because this is too easy for kids to reach.

Keep the Pets Under Control

Pets and small children don’t always mix well. If you have a well-trained animal that’s used to kids, it could be ok to have the pet play with the kids. It’s always a safer move though to keep the animals locked away until the children leave. You should also be sure to hide any food, bowls, or toys that belong to your animals because these are other chewing temptations for kids.

When it comes to children, a little preparation can prevent serious accidents. Keep these tips in mind to create a safe and kid friendly environment in your home.

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