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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kid Proofing Your Property

Everyone knows that having a nice home to live in is one of the very best pleasures in the world. But when you have little ones too, this can be anything but easy to achieve. Not only do you need to make it a safe environment for your kids to live in. But you also need to make sure that they don't reek havoc on the interior when they are playing and horsing around. That is why you need to childproof your property. Read on to find out how.

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Furniture

Buying expensive furniture is something that many folks like to do to improve the look of their home. It can be brand new, or some people prefer to go for an antique style. However, when you have kids you tend to look at how stable it is and whether it has any sharp corner at kiddie head height, before assessing the style. 

Stability is important for the safety of your little ones. It will also make sure that you do not have to replace expensive items of furniture regularly because they are easily broken. The sharp concerns thing can be solved with protective bumpers, though, as long as you don't mind the look of these. Just remember it won't be forever, and it can prevent a nasty head bump or eye injury if you child runs into them. 

Floors

Another item that you need to think carefully about when kiddy proofing your home are the floors. First of all, floors get a lot of use. So you will need to pick something extra durable like this bamboo flooring. Unless you want to be reflooring the whole house every few years!

Secondly, depending on the material used, some floors can present a slip or trip hazard for little ones. Especially if they aren't quite as steady on their feet as their parents yet. This is particularly the case if you are using rugs on the top of wooden floors. So use something like this rug grip product. Which should hold the rigs down no matter who is running across them.\

Windows

Many folks don't release the safety issues that windows can cause when you have little kids. In fact, it can be a bit of a doubled edged sword as you want to be able to use them as an emergency escape if there is a fire. But you also don't want the kids, to be able to climb out of them willy-nilly because they don't necessary understand how dangerous this could be.

A good way of dealing with this is to ensure that windows in your home are fitted with child safety measures. These can include things removable keys so you can leave the windows on draft without concern that they will be opened further.

Some windows also have an automatic mechanism in them that stop them being opened wide enough for someone to get through. Although this is something that you will need to the weigh up against the emergency exit issue.