Make Your Home Safer for Your Children
No matter the number of young children you have at home, you want them living in a safe environment.
That said it is important to review your home on occasion and see if in fact it is safe enough for them. You may come to the conclusion some renovations are crucial make things safer for your child.
So, where should you begin your home review?
Keeping Your Children Safe is a Priority
In looking at where you may need to make some improvements on home safety, do a full assessment from top to bottom.
Among some things you might consider moving forward:
- Doors and windows – Some parents may not think of the importance of doors and windows when it comes to kids. That said these should always be two top priorities. In looking at your home’s doors, do they do the job of keeping intruders out and your children in? The last thing you ever want is for an intruder to get in or your child to wander off because the doors were an issue. You may decide it is time to invest in exterior sliding doors. Such doors are not only cosmetically appealing, but they do a good job of keeping your family safe. Along with being easy to open and close, they can also help you with temperature controls. That can be quite important if you live in an area where summer or winter temps go to the extremes. As key as the doors are; don’t sleep on windows. The right windows should be easy to open and close. Make sure your child knows until they are old enough not to try and open and close them. You don’t want your kid getting cut or worse trying to maneuver a window. The right windows will also allow your child to see out. This can be good given the curiosity many kids have of what is going on around them.
- Keeping kids safe around appliances – Another safety factor in the home are appliances. You do not want your child getting injured by any appliances. These can include a dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave and more. Be sure that there are no exposed wires and electrical sockets that your child could get their hands on. Your appliances should be tested on a regular basis to make sure they are working in the right manner.
- Where do you keep liquids and other such products? – Where you keep your liquids and other such products is important too. For example, do you keep cleaners, detergent and other products in an area where your kid can’t access? This is especially important when you have young ones around the home. Keep them in an area where your child is unable to reach them. This means a high shelf you can reach and not underneath a kitchen sink where they are accessible for your kid.
- Do you have a swimming pool? – Last, do you have a pool at home? If so, you want to be sure it is off limits to your children until they are old enough to safely navigate it. Make sure you have a fence around the pool so that your children can’t wander out of the home and into the pool. Also be sure to teach them swimming safety at an early age. This can mean the difference between life and death for some.
When your home is built for your child’s enjoyment and safety, everyone in the home wins.