Company’s coming, I need to childproof my house!

If you don’t have kids, this advice may be something you have never even considered. When I had my first child it came as a bit of a shock, the stress and disruption that can occur if you don’t take a few preventative measures!

Should have thought about putting that away……..

You did WHAT to the beanbag chair?

Childproofing tips for your home

If you have young children, or expect a visit from friends or relatives with little ones in tow, it pays to ensure your home is free of hazards. The last thing you want is an injury that could have easily been prevented.

Here are some basic childproofing tips.

• Remove everything that is toxic, hot or sharp, from within reach of a child. (For example, the leaves of some types of house plants are toxic.)
• If possible, keep children out of the kitchen while cooking.
• Install plug-in covers in electrical outlets. (These are inexpensive and can be purchased at any hardware store.)
• Block or gate off areas where kids may fall.
• Remove “pulling down” hazards, such as a heavy plant that a child can pull off a table.
• Make sure there are screens on all open windows.

Finally, watch your pets. Even the most gentle dog or cat can act unpredictably around children – especially if they’re not used to them.

If this isn’t enough to make you want to have kids, call me, I have some great stories!

Who knows, maybe you’ll need to buy a bigger house(lol). Call me I can help with that!

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