#1. Keep Glass Out
Glass is so easy to break and so dangerous to have around kids. If you want to create a kid friendly home, then glass is out. Glass comes in many shapes and forms and unfortunately, there’s no easy way to keep it away from little hands. I always say that it’s one of the first things they find and break.
#2. Utilize Child Proofing Products
Sometimes we look at the child proofing products available on the market and laugh. All laughing aside, the gadgets do look goofy but they have been created for a reason. You might have to put a baby proof latch on the fridge or potty, you never know.
#3. Keep the Cleaner Chemical Free
Cleaning is something that all parents HAVE to do. However, when you allow children to enter that domain, you have to cut the chemicals off. You can replace harmful chemicals in your home with simple items like hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol.
#4. Every Day Items Put Away
Items that you wouldn’t normally think of putting away, should be put away to help make your home kid friendly. All kitchen knives should be pushed back on the counter or put up high. Lighters, candles, and any other sharp items should also be put up high. It’s smart to get on your knees (so you’re the height of a child) to see what could go wrong in each room.
#5. Talk About Safety
There are just some things you cannot move in your home like the walls and flooring. A serious conversation about safety is needed, considering the children are old enough to understand what you’re saying. Putting up boundaries and rules is one way to ensure the kids that enter your home stay safe.
Here are some other things you can do to create a kid friendly home:
* Put door and window alarms in place. It’s nice to know when a child has tried to escape.
* Baby gates work wonders for stairs.
* Make sure all pools are covered or there’s an alarm on the pool if someone falls in.
Making your home safe will help you to be a little more relaxed as a parent. Follow these tips to help you create a kid friendly home.