How to Create a Safe Home

How to Create a Safe Home

Create a safer home for your little one with these 8 simple tips.


Our little ones are all about exploring the world with every means they have: small little hands, short little legs, and above all their curious little mouths. They will taste and feel everything they can find in order to learn more about their environment. By making your home a safe environment, you can be confident that while little ones need constant adult supervision, having a safe environment reduces the risk of accidents.

1. See things from a child’s perspective. Try getting down on your hands and knees and look around. The world will seem totally different from this angle. Definitely more exciting! Look out for little gadgets and items that are smaller or the same size as your baby’s fist (things that usually don’t draw attention when looked on from above). From this new angle, such items will become more noticeable, so pick them up, and put them out of reach.

2. Protect electrical outlets with covers featuring a sliding safety latch. The removable little plug-in caps might not be the best for all outlets because they can easily be torn off and chewed on by your toddler.

3. Put heavier items on bottom shelves. This reduces the risk of tipping shelves and falling items.

4. Cover the corners of your furniture (like TV sets, book shelves, tables) with something softer to avoid any possible injuries caused by their sharp edges.

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5. Keep any household chemicals, cleaning products, and detergents out of reach to avoid risk of accidental ingestion and eye and skin irritation. Tide PODS, as with any other detergent, should always be out of reach and sight of your babies and toddlers. Put them on the upper shelves and always keep them in their package.

6. Same precautions stands for medications — keep them locked away!

7. Keep dresser drawers closed when you are not using them. They can just be the perfect ladders and there is no stopping a little explorer when it comes to reaching higher and higher.

8. Secure your windows. Avoid tempting your child’s curiosity by keeping lower windows closed. There are window stops available that can prevent windows from opening too wide.

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