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Tips on making a safer home for children

Child safety has to be any parent’s priority. You’re protecting your child from him or herself, the objects in your property and the fixtures and fittings. The following ideas will help you make your home safe for your little darling.

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Bath time is supposed to be a fun time no matter how small the child is but things can quickly turn bad if you don’t properly check the water’s temperature. You’ll need to make sure that the bath you run is between 37 degrees C to 38 degrees C.

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Every year thousands of kids end up in A&E thanks to falling out of windows. Even windows on the ground floor are a danger for children when they’re very small. Some children get up onto the window sill and then fall through the window. If you think your child is likely to do so, install window guards, which are little more than bars to cover the open space.

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Every year thousands of kids end up in A&E thanks to falling out of windows. Even windows on the ground floor are a danger for children when they’re very small. Some children get up onto the window sill and then fall through the window. If you think your child is likely to do so, install window guards, which are little more than bars to cover the open space.

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If you have an issue with rodents or bugs and you’re using pesticides, get rid of them when a child enters your life. These creatures are annoying but the toxins used to get rid of them can cause health issues for your little ones.

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Cleaning products, cosmetics and medicines will be deadly if your child swallows them. Make sure they’re always up high and well away from the clutches of your little child.

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By the time your child can crawl around you really will need to have doorstops throughout the house to protect your little one’s fingers. Foam doorstops like the one shown here are a cheap and convenient way of doing this.

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By the time your child can crawl around you really will need to have doorstops throughout the house to protect your little one’s fingers. Foam doorstops like the one shown here are a cheap and convenient way of doing this.

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Child proofing also means adding edge guards. You can buy these from DIY shops. They make the corners soft so your child won’t hurt himself when he falls onto the otherwise sharp edge.

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Our final tip involves nappy changing. Make sure you do this on the floor rather than a work surface. It’s less comfortable for you as you’ll be kneeling down but it’s way safer for your child, especially when he or she starts moving around a lot.

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Ultimately if you make the little one feel safe and secure, you'll have a contented kid.

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Ultimately if you make the little one feel safe and secure, you'll have a contented kid.

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