Tips for Childproofing your Kitchen

Having a child can be a fun and exciting time, but can also seem a little bit scary, especially when it comes to childproofing your home. Having to do so many things can be worrisome, as it can make you think about all of the things that can go wrong, but really if you follow a few steps, you will be able to keep your child safe. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to make sure you keep your child safe.

Avoid Chemicals

Chemicals can be hard to avoid, such as bleach and all-purpose cleaner, but switching to more natural cleaning supplies can actually be huge in keeping your child safe. Alternatively, keeping hazardous chemicals in a high cabinet, or a locked room can have the same effect. While these bottles may be childproofed, with a specific cap on the top, they can still be dangerous, so this is definitely one of the biggest things to remember.

Keep Dangerous Items High

There are many different items you will want to keep high up or in a locked cabinet. There are even some of these items that you would never have thought of. Some of these items include food wrapping materials, such as cling wrap and plastic bags. This is because they are highly regarded as a suffocating hazard. Similarly, aluminum foil is also a hazard, due to its sharp edges.

On a different note, knives and tools need to be kept high up, as they are very dangerous for children. Glass and China can also be a danger as well. If any of these items fall, it could cause a very bad accident, so by keeping them high up, you can avoid this problem. Similarly, electric appliances are also very bad for children, as the plugs can be hazardous.

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