As important as it is to give children a welcoming, warm room that they enjoy growing up in, it is vital to ensure that kids rooms are safe and child proof. With my 15 month old daughter now sharing a room with her older sister, I need to be sure that there isn’t anything that might be dangerous for them. Take a look at these tips on how to child proof a nursery for little ones.
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Children are inquisitive little beings, so it’s essential that you safe proof any windows in rooms that they spend time in. Invest in products like window screens and window guards so that they can’t climb out. It’s also a good idea to install cordless blinds so that they can’t get tangled up in a blind or window cord. Don’t put up any photos or ornaments on the windowsill – curious hands will only pull them down.
2. Electric Sockets
Little fingers get everywhere! Identify all the electrical sockets in the house – not just the bedroom – and install outlet protectors. If there is electrical equipment in the children’s room, like a lamp or humidifier, conceal the wires using a wire guard. This means that they won’t be interested in pulling on them or getting into a tangle.
3. Secure furniture
Cots, a changing table, drawers and maybe even a bookcase or wardrobe are just some of the important items that will fill up your child’s bedroom. Make sure that these are secured to the wall so that they don’t topple over. You can do this by using furniture straps! Like the windowsill, be careful not to decorate these with objects that will catch your child’s eye and cause unnecessary intrigue.
It’s probable that the nursery is upstairs and that in the morning the kids might wake up before you do, wanting to make a start on their day. This is why it is ever so important to get a safety gate fitted at the top and bottom of the stairs. This will give you serious peace of mind and you can sit downstairs while the kids take a nap, knowing that if they wake up earlier than expected, they can’t come wandering down the stairs.
5. Choking hazards
Kids love small objects – it’s a fact! Don’t leave anything smaller than the size of a toilet roll in their room. They are prone to putting things in their mouths but won’t be able to do this if the objects are too big. Go through everything in their room to check for size, you might have accidentally accumulated a few things throughout the last few months.
Simple steps and investments can go a long way, giving you peace of mind about the kids’ safety. For more info make sure to check out guides from trusted sources. Once safety proof, you can get to work on decorating with bright colours and picking our colourful bed/cot sheets to brighten up their time spent in bed.
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Georgina Whitehead says
thanks for sharing, its so important to double check everything! great reminder. we are just in the middle of toddler proofing, such a danger everywhere we turn! #KCACOLS
Silly Mummy says
Great tips! I spent so long when did room for the eldest to go into a bed at 2 arranging all her shelf ornaments & her storage drawers in ways that I hoped she would not be too interested & go climbing or pulling, plus making sure anything remotely small was out of reach! It still worries me! #KCACOLS
Crummy Mummy says
We’ve got book cases nailed to walls, sockets covered over, blind pulls tucked out of the way – the list of hazards is endless! #KCACOLS
Laura @ Dot Makes 4 says
What great tips!
I’d never thought of furniture straps before! Mikey was never a climber, but Dot certainly is. I think I might need to invest in some!
I’m such a worrier when it comes to safety. I still have a stair gate at the top of the stairs even though my kids can get up and down confidently, just in case they sleep walk or something! (Not that they have yet!) #KCACOLS
laura dove says
Great post and very necessary when little ones are involved! No matter how much I think I have safety proofed my kids rooms, there will ALWAYS be something that they find!! It’s a nightmare!! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS
Such great tips Frana, Something I really need to look into now Ailsa is getting into everything. We have 2 flights of stairs in our home so stair gates are a must!
Such a good reminder for all of us. It’s easy to get into the habit of taking it a bit easy when one child starts to grow up a bit and then you have another and the dangers are popping up all over the place! Thanks for putting these back on my radar!:)
mainy – myrealfairy
Nadia - ScandiMummy says
Super post on keeping your babies safe. Really informative and a few things I hadn’t thought about. Well done lovely #KCACOLS
Nadia – ScandiMummy xx
Rachel (Lifeathomewithmrsb) says
Great tips Franca. You can never be too careful when it comes to children’s safety x #KCACOLS
Lizzie (firstooth) says
Great tips Franca, especially the cords on the blinds, I’m so paranoid about this after hearing horror stories. Our main concern right now is plug sockets, our youngest is obsessed with the things! Then there’s the cleaning cupboard. I don’t think anyone really knows how dangerous a house is until you have children and they flirt with danger at all times, reminding us what needs to be baby-proofed! x
Mumm and the Mexicans says
Some very useful tips here, I hadn’t thought about blind cords and we have quite a few of them in our house. Come to think of it, the house is full of hazards! Thanks for hosting #KCACOLS
Great tips! You hear of so many tragedies especially relating to blind cords and unsecured furniture. Thanks for sharing #kcacols
Very useful tips hun! I am a nightmare for baby proofing! I still don’t have a stair gate, although Kinley slides down the stairs backwards on his tummy (don’t worry, feet first), so I’m not sure I am going to need one. I am close to getting kitchen cupboard clip things though, before I lose my mind…and plates! Thank you for having me as guest co host this week, hun. Whilst it is incredibly time consuming I have loved every minute of it! xx