In this section, we will cover some safety tips to help keep your home a safe place for your children after you have moved in, whether you use local movers, long distance movers or do it yourself.
Use Gates that Cannot Easily Come Open: Make sure your gates are secure. If placing them at a stairwell, make sure they are screwed into the walls.
Keep Furniture Away From Windows: Children do climb, by keeping furniture away from windows, you can help protect your child from having a fall.
Make Sure Blinds Dont Have Looped Cords: Make sure your blinds dont have looped cords where a child can get stuck, and cause possible strangulation.
Keep blinds away from Cribs: Keep cribs as far away from the windows as possible.
Remove Free Falling Objects: Kids will get into things, make sure all furniture is tacked down or secure, and there are no loose items that can fall on them while they are playing.
Have Smoke Alarms and CO2 alarms checked and tested: You never know when this will or can become an emergency. Make sure you test your home, every few months to make sure your family is protected.
Keep Breakables, Cleaners, Medicines, Tools, Razors, Lighters, and Sharp Objects out of reach: Why tempt your child? By having the items out of sight, you are not tempting fate.
Use Slip proof Mats and Rugs: These will help avoid slipping or falling.
Check outdoor play areas before allowing your child to play: Make sure there are no loose bolts, screws, nails, old objects, or glass that can harm your child.
Keep Hot Water Tanks out of reach: Children get burned every year, keep this out of reach to prevent burn injuries.
Driveway Safety: Have boundaries for kids especially outdoors, netting, gates, etc will help keep your child safe.
These extra tips will help keep your home a little bit safer for you and your child.