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Essential tips to child-proof your home

Creating a safe space in any home is super important, especially if you’ve got little ones running around. After all, most child injuries occur in the home. That’s why when it comes to real estate, it’s not just about having a beautiful home, it’s about making it safe for everyone.

Here are some quick and easy tips you might not have known about for childproofing your space. 


When it comes to those tempting electrical sockets, a quick fix is using safety covers. These covers keep tiny fingers away, ensuring a shock-free zone. Did you know….They not only keep tiny fingers at bay but also prevent energy waste by acting as insulators when plugs are not in use. So, it’s not just about safety – it’s also a little secret to saving on bills!


Curtain and blind cords…Tie them up high and tight to avoid any accidental tangles or pulls. This simple step eliminates potential hazards in your home. It also helps in maintaining your window coverings. Tying them up also prevents wear and tear, ensuring your blinds or curtains last longer.


Toilet lids can be fascinating for curious explorers. Secure them with latches to prevent any water-related adventures. A quick latch keeps little fingers safe and sound.


Tables with sharp corners can be a hazard. Soften those corners with bumpers to cushion any unexpected collisions. Most importantly, it’s a simple way to avoid bumps, bruises and tears.


Falls generally occur on stairways. Install baby gates at the top and bottom to make sure there are no surprises on the stairs. It’s a quick solution giving you one less thing to worry about in your home. Occasionally however, this safety measure can pose some risks. For example, the gate you placed at the top of the stairs to keep a baby safe can be an older child’s favourite thing to climb. Bear this in mind with this child-proof tip.


Cabinets can be tempting for little explorers. Whether it’s medicine, cleaning supplies or any other household items, consider which drawers and cabinets they can access. Use childproof locks to keep cabinets securely closed. It’s a small effort for a big impact on safety. 


Worried about furniture tipping over? Tall and heavy pieces of furniture, such as dressers and shelving units, should be anchored to the wall, especially in bedrooms. This will steady things and prevent any potential accidents.


For balcony safety, install netting or guards to create a barrier against falls. Also, secure any of the furniture to prevent potential accidents.


Most importantly, kids or no kids….keep your home safe by having two important devices: smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors watch for fires, giving you an early heads up. Carbon monoxide detectors keep you safe from a hidden danger – a colorless gas – by sounding an alarm to warn of any dangerous gas leaks. 


Childproofing your home doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple steps, you can create a safe and happy space for your little ones.


And if you’re ever unsure about a safety feature in your real estate property, consult with a real estate agent.

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