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How do you make your home child-friendly and safe?

Hoe maak je je huis kindvriendelijk en veilig?

How do you make your home child-friendly and safe?

If you have cheerful children at home who play everywhere, you are probably constantly busy setting boundaries, keeping an eye on your children and preventing accidents. This will probably cause sleepless nights, but it doesn't have to be that way!

A well-prepared home also counts for two and protects your children. We have useful tips here to protect the little adventurers. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can make your home as safe and welcoming as possible, with as few downsides as possible.

1. Buy or make a baby door

If you have stairs in your home, it is practically mandatory to have a children's door from the first day your children go exploring until the day they master the stairs.

You can even adjust this motif each time for different events, such as a birthday.

2. Buy plastic electrical outlet caps

You can buy ready-made caps and push them into a socket. This way, all dangerous areas are covered with minimal effort

3. Protect the edges of tables with soft edges or bumpers.

Many little ones walk haphazardly around the house and that is of course extra dangerous with sharp edges at head height. Make sure all sharp edges are covered. You can do this with extra thick, soft tablecloths with special adhesive bumpers.

4. Be extra careful with glass tables

Glass tables are often part of the living room. Children love to crawl under it, bite it, climb on it and more mischief. The best solution is to temporarily remove the glass table; the other is to protect the table correctly. You can purchase a special rubber band to protect the edges of the table. This does not detract much from the looks of the table.

5. Secure the drawers with a spoon

They want to know what's inside or climb on it from an early age.

The solution is often very simple. You can clamp drawers with a large spoon. Children are not able to solve such a puzzle.

6. Apply safety strips.

If your child would like to learn to go up and down the stairs, it is useful to apply safety strips made of, for example, linoleum. This makes stairs less slippery and at the same time ensures that your child cannot get stuck on anything

7. Avoid slipping hazards

He or she could just slip. You can easily solve this with a rubber anti-slip layer under your favorite rugs. This allows you and your child to run around the house without fear of falling.

8. Place cleaning products on the high shelves

And this should always be encouraged. However, not in the case of cleaning products. All those cheerful bottles, beautiful patterns, often nice scents, are very inviting for your child and are preferably tested by tasting. To prevent this, place your cleaning and laundry products on a high, stable shelf that they cannot reach.

9. Cable ties and cable trays

So tie them together and put them away in a nice cable duct. You can also use a cable tie or a tie-rip. This prevents children from pulling on cables from the computer, lamp, food processor, etc.

10. Keep cabinet doors closed

Place fragile or dangerous items in high cupboards that the child cannot reach. As an alternative to lower cabinets, you can use coat hangers or hair elastics to keep the cabinet closed.

11. Buy a cot with fall protection

At Solo Home you will find toddler beds and children's beds with fall protection. These are certified by Tüv for safety

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