Children will be active all the time and they don’t know what’s good and bad so it’s good to childproof your home for avoiding the potential dangers. Look for protective devices that are sturdy to protect the children from hazards. Test the devices before you buy and fix the one that is good to invest in.
Tips for childproofing your home.
Use safety latches and locks for cabinets and drawers probably in all the areas including the kitchen, and bathroom to prevent the child from injuries. This preventive measure will not allow the child to touch the cleaners, matches, cigarette lighters, and knives. Don’t be careless to keep away the child-resistant packaging even if it can cause issues.
Use safety gates to prevent the children from falling down the stairs and other dangers. The gates you fix should not dislodge easily and they should meet current safety standards.
Use smoke alarms in every room, it’s an essential safety device that protects you from injuries and fire death. Ensure the working condition of smoke alarms once a month.
Use anti-scald devices for faucets and showerheads, this may prevent burns from hot water. The constant temperature will be 120 degrees F.
The doorknobs and door locks will prevent the children from entering rooms with dangers.
Childproof window guards and safety nettings on windows will prevent the child from falling through windows.
Shields on light fixtures.
Keep the small objects that could be choking hazards, such as small toys out of reach from children.
Lock away guns and other firearms.
Keep away the plastic bags, matches, candles, and lighters.
Install CO alarms near sleeping areas and check the working of batteries at least once a year.
Never leave a child unattended in a bathtub, swimming pool, or spa.
Doors near the pool should have an alarm or the pool should have a power safety cover.