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Adventurous Toddler? How to Child-Proof Your Home

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Having a toddler and young children is an incredibly exciting experience. At the same time, it can be challenging as toddlers have the ability to find danger and even the safest conditions. To ensure that your toddler is safe in your home, there are four things that you should do to make it a more childproof place to live.

Stairs

The first thing that you need to do to ensure that your toddler is safe in your home is to protect them from your stairs. Many homes have at least one staircaseā€”either small or large, like those at Tarosa Stairs. Each of these could provide danger to a young child that is still learning to climb stairs, let alone walk. By placing gates and other barriers in front of the stairs or on the side where there may be gaps between the bars, you could help to prevent the toddler from accessing them and falling down.

Pool and Spa

While they can provide a lot of fun to a toddler, one of the most dangerous places in any home can be a pool or spa. If you have one, it is extremely important that you make it as inaccessible as possible. This should include placing a gate around it, getting a cover that is very difficult to move, and removing any stairs or ladders to access it.

Chemicals

Another things that you can do that can help to protect your adventurous toddler is to put all cleaning supplies, auto supplies, and other chemicals in a safe location. Toddlers are fearless when it comes to ingesting new food or drinks. They could accidentally think that these chemicals and poisons could be a fun beverage. Ideally, you should place all of these in a place that is at least 5 feet off the ground and not in a place that they can crawl too.

Manage Sharp Corners

The fourth thing that you can do to help protect your toddler in your home is to put padding on any sharp corners that you see in your home. Toddlers would love to run around your home and often do not have control or the ability to foresee potential injuries. Because of this, it is important that you place a protective level of padding on any sharp corners on your walls, tables, or any other fixtures that you could run it too.

If you have a toddler, you are probably very fully aware of all the ways that they can find themselves in troublesome situations. While these are generally not that big of a deal, there are many potential hazards in the average home. Hopefully, the above advice has helped you realize which ones to look out for in your own home.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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