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How to child-proof your home

Apr 27 2015

How to child-proof your home

 Posted on: April 28, 2015

Having kids is one of life's biggest achievements and it also heralds some major changes in your lifestyle. Checking out your home and ensuring it is a safe environment for kids, especially as they start crawling, is just one part of this journey.

If you are looking to make a home child-proof, there are a few areas that you need to focus on. Here are some of the biggest to consider.

Store goods away wherever possible

There are many items around the house that often look harmless enough, but can be a safety obstacle for kids. Large stacks of books for example, can easily fall over, while a messy shed is likely to hold a whole range of potential threats.

While these areas might be dangerous, tidying them up doesn't need to be difficult. There are plenty of storage solutions that can keep your home and shed both child-friendly and tidy all in one go.

Keep bathroom and kitchen products out of reach

Bathrooms are among the most dangerous parts of a house but, with a little planning, they are easy to keep safe.

One of the biggest challenges in these areas is keeping hazardous chemicals and sharp objects like scissors out of reach from young hands. Storing these away from the ground in a high cupboard is a simple and very effective way to address this.

Another option is to put a child lock on cupboards and draws if the contents can't be moved out of arm's reach.

Fence your pool

Pool fencing is essential for every home, but especially when you have children around. Pools are a very real safety risk, and that's why fencing is something every pool owner should take seriously. Depending on the age of your pool, different rules will apply here too, with pools installed since 1990 likely to already require mandatory fencing.

At Stratco, we have a range of products that can help you to keep your children as safe as houses. As well as specific products like pool fencing, we have a variety of building supplies and equipment that can help you build a child-friendly home.