As your kid grows up, he’ll want to touch everything in sight. He’ll try to poke everything with his tiny little fingers, and climb over everything. And as always, it’s imperative you should keep his haven safe and secure from injury hazards and make a place that adheres to safety standards. In order to guarantee that, you should follow these simple tips.
When it comes to electrical outlets, it’s pivotal that you use plastic safeguard plugs and protective outlet covers. Keep all electrical cords covered behind furniture pieces and make sure that those are securely anchored to walls so that they wouldn’t tip over in any case whatsoever.
Make sure that night lights are cool-to-touch, and keep lamps separate from the curtains. Also, don’t forget to install a smoke alarm. It’s also of utmost important that all rugs and carpets are skid-proof, as otherwise it might cause slipping. The door shouldn’t be lockable, and make sure that all knobs in the room are firmly attached to furniture pieces and even if your child succeeds in pulling them out, make sure they are big enough so that they couldn’t be swallowed.
When you search for window treatments, look for curtains that couldn’t be pulled down, and avoid any curtain cords. You could always tie them with beautiful colorful curtain clips or clothespins. As for the bedding, choose the simplest one in sight. Even though cozy warm soft pillows and quilts are beautiful, pediatricians think they really increase the risk of “sudden infant death syndrome”.
Also, make sure that his comfortable mattress fit perfectly on his crib. If it’s a bunk bed, then make sure you’re having a strong ladder, handrails, and safety rails.
Safety latches are also important to lock all storage units you don’t want your child to reach. On the contrary, keep all toy bins and baskets open and easily reached. Avoid covering them with lids that may hurt your child’s fingers if they fall down.
Finally, when you choose a color palette for the walls, opt for paints with no or low volatile organic compounds. Those substances can deeply cause harm to your little one’s respiratory system, as they release toxics for years after they are applied. As they say, prevention is always better than a cure.