Written by: Foam Factory Inc.
Kids require a lot of attention and love, and they can get into a lot of trouble if they are let loose for even a second. If you have a newborn in the house, it’s not too late to work on child-proofing your home to cut down on potential dangers. You’ll want to make sure that anything walking height is padded with polyurethane foam sheets, and there are several precautions you’ll need to take before you can let your child truly run loose without fear. Here are some tips on where to start.
One aspect of child-proofing that is often overlooked is storage. Shoddy can stacking can cause an avalanche for your baby, but you can use child locks on cabinets to prevent that sort of thing from happening. Make sure that you separate your storage as well, so medicine is not stored alongside food or beverages. Take special care to keep poisons locked away as well.
Using the Stove
When you need to get cooking down, opt for the back burners if you can. Most of us aren’t running four different pots and pans, so you can easily make the room on the stove. Remember to turn the handles of the pots and pans away from your baby, so they don’t accidentally reach up and tip over the pan. Don’t forget to keep kitchen ware, knives especially, from baby’s reach.
Bumper-Proofing the Home
High density foam sheets are excellent ideas to keep your furniture free from sharp or blunt edges. Babies are explorers by nature, and they will want to run everywhere their little legs can take them. They just don’t have a concept of height yet, and often don’t realize their own size. Unfortunately, their developing bodies are susceptible to serious injury from blunt force trauma, so adding some padding to your furniture is a great idea during those first few months of walking.
Flexible polyurethane foam is available with an adhesive backing, which makes the strips easy to apply and remove if you ever need to.
The living room isn’t the only place that needs attention. Your child’s bedroom, and the bathroom will also benefit from some attention. The toilet can be a hazard for drowning, and hair dressing tools left plugged in present shock hazards too. Walk the home with your spouse, and take note of various trouble spots that look perfect for little fingers and bodies.
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