Children have a way of finding hazards in the bathroom, living room, and kitchen you might never have suspected were there.
The bathroom and kitchen, with their sharp objects tucked in drawers or chemicals stashed in cabinets, require extra steps to ensure child safety.
And the living room could probably benefit from a few well-chosen home safety products to eliminate significant hazards to little ones. These kids home safety tips can help.
With water everywhere, the chance for slips, falls, and scalds are heightened in this small space.
Here are some easy, effective ways to mitigate the bathroom dangers to kids at home. These kids home safety tips can help.
In bedrooms, place beds and chairs a safe distance from window blinds and drapery cords.
And remove any breakable knickknacks toddlers could easily knock off their perch and send spiraling to the floor.
As every parent knows, most living areas aren't set up for kids under the age of three.
Here are a few easy ways to childproof your living areas without spoiling the room's decor in the process.
Pad sharp edges on furniture and raised fireplace hearths with inexpensive edge and corner guards to prevent bruise-causing falls.
Secure bookcases to the wall, and remove rickety furniture.
The kitchen is the room where everyone congregates, and, consequently, it's a place where accidents can happen.
It's all the activities that go on here - cooking, cleaning, preparing food, and more - that require an elevated level of safety.
Remember to turn pot handles toward the back of the stovetop when cooking and to keep knives and other sharp objects out of a child's reach or locked away in drawers or cabinets.
Store plastic bags high and out of sight and reach of curious little hands.
Also, be sure to lock up trash containers, and stay away from long tablecloths. A simple pull can cause heavy plates and cups to come crashing down on little ones.