Tips to Help You Childproof Your Home

List: Posted: 12/10/10

As a parent, keeping your children safe from harm is one of the most important responsibilities.  While you have probably considered safety outside of your home, what about within your home?  There are numerous common household products that can cause harm, or even death, if your child were to ingest them.  It is vital that you learn how to childproof your home correctly, and make sure that your little ones are safe and protected at all times.

One of the most important concerns is your collection of cleaners and chemicals.  Glass cleaner, bleach, dish detergent – these can all pose hazards to your child if they are left accessible.  You can childproof this area by investing in a good set of cabinet locks, or you can move your cleaners to a high shelf somewhere far out of reach (and eyesight) of your children.  You can also childproof your home by blocking your child's access to areas where harmful chemicals are stored.  A simple childproof gate can work here quite well.

Another important aspect when you childproof your home is to cover your electrical sockets.  Children of all ages love to slide toys and other items into uncovered outlets.  This poses the threat of shock or even electrocution.  You can childproof your electrical outlets with simple covers, or you can invest in more expensive locking covers, as well.  Regardless, taking the precaution to childproof your outlets is an essential part of keeping your little ones safe and sound within your home.

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