Children are happiness. However, the presence of a small child in the house requires parents to take a special approach to furnishing the interior. Moreover, I want to do this in such a way as not to spoil the overall impression of the design. Our tips site will show you how to create a safe space for your baby..
We have already published a series of articles related to the safety of children in the home and on the site. The portal devoted a detailed article to locks and window restraints, another one to protecting the pool, and separately we talked about fences on the stairs in the house.
It is clear that windows, stairs and pool are some of the most dangerous places. But often you just wonder where the child can be in danger! For example, a coffee table. Seemingly safe item. However, it is just at the level of a one-year-old baby who has just begun to walk, has sharp corners. We advise you to replace the coffee or coffee table with a soft Ottoman ottoman, in this case you will definitely avoid bumps and bruises..
The second dangerous moment: dressers, wardrobes, bedside tables. We advise you to attach them to the wall so that the child does not overturn a rather heavy piece of furniture on himself when trying to open a drawer or cabinet door. The fasteners will not be visible, and the danger of furniture falling on the baby will dramatically decrease.
Our third tip is to install blinds and roller shutters without cords! Or just buy a special cord holder to keep it out of your child’s reach and sight..
The fourth tip is to buy special silicone protection for all furniture with sharp corners. It is transparent, not too conspicuous, while helping to protect the child from injury while running around the room and awkward movements.
The same almost transparent and almost invisible silicone plugs can be chosen for the outlets. Yes, now there are sockets that are initially protected from children, but if you have ordinary ones or you just decided to save money, plugs that cost no more than 100 rubles a piece will help you out.
The sixth tip concerns drawers and cabinets that are within the reach of the child. Locking up! It is good if there are already mortise locks, as in old furniture. Then it is enough not to forget to lock and hide the key. And if not, you can use improvised means, such as scotch tape, rubber bands for handles, ropes. But this is not very reliable. It is better to buy special restraints, which, as you can see in the photo, will definitely not allow the child to open the drawer, but for adults they do not represent obstacles. There are so many types of such protection today that the topic deserves a separate article..
Important! Velcro locks, which are attached to the side of the furniture and the drawer, can also be used to protect the child on household appliances such as oven doors, refrigerator doors or microwave ovens.
Don’t forget about stoppers for interior doors. They are very simple, cheap, but at the same time they effectively help to prevent the painful and injurious pinching of fingers..
Finally, about such dangerous household appliances for children as a hob and an oven. The latter is strongly advised to choose with four-layer glazing, which will not allow the outer surface to heat up above 30 degrees, even if everything inside is full of heat. It is advisable to buy special silicone plugs on the handles of the gas hob that do not allow the child to open or close the gas supply.
In addition, today, modern hobs, like washing machines, have a child lock function. You just need to press the key combination and hold it for three to five seconds to block the ability to change something. There are also special bumpers on stoves and hobs, which prevent the baby from touching a boiling pan or overturning a frying pan..
Yes, we recommend buying refrigerators with an alarm function if the door is open for too long.