Having kids is an experience that many people will have in their lives. It can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of your life. Especially when kids are young, it can be an especially demanding time because kids require all sorts of attention and protection. Many people kid-proof their homes in order to keep their kids healthy and happy. Continue reading to learn about several ways that you can kid-proof your new home if you are building a home from the ground up.
Ways To Kid-Proof Your House
Whether you are building a home or are living in a pre-existing home, there are going to be actions that will need to be taken to ensure that you and your family are safe and comfortable in the home. Your home should be a sanctuary where you feel that you and your children can roam freely without the danger of getting hurt. The following actions are things that you can do that will protect you and your kids.
Cover Potentially Dangerous Tools
There are many appliances within your home that are going to be fascinating to a baby or a child. From the oven to the fireplace to the washing machine to the electrical sockets, your home is full to the brim with machines that could be hazardous with children nearby. It is first and foremost always important to have conversations with your children about which things are safe to touch and which things are not.
However, there are also several actions that can be taken to ensure that no accidents can happen. Putting socket covers over your electrical sockets that are not in use is important. If you are getting a fireplace (or already have one) it is important that you put a gate around the fireplace or have doors installed that will keep everything closed off from little hands. Lastly, your laundry room/maintenance room should have a door that can keep your kids out.
Another way to kid-proof your new home is to have soft lines everywhere. When building a home, consider soft rounded edges to walls instead of sharp corners. You can also place padding or bumpers on the corners of tables or walls, or other things that could potentially cause an injury when your children are little.
Gates And Doors
Stairs are a beautiful and crucial part of any home and can add a lovely design element when building a home. However, they can be dangerous for a curious toddler to explore when they are upstairs. That is why child gates were invented. It is a good idea to invest in a few kid gates when you have children, but it is also a good idea to make good use of the doors in your home. Consider having doors installed for different hazardous rooms or private spaces prior to opting for a completely open-concept design for your home.
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For more tips on how to keep your house safe for your kids, read this article.