Safety Proofing Your Home

Whenever your baby starts to gain its independence, be it crawling or starting to walk, it’s very important to think about safety proofing your home. Our list below will help you make a start at keeping your little one safe.

Bedroom

  • Plug socket covers
  • Lamps and wires out of reach
  • Cot or Cot bed (located in a safe place within the room away from windows)
  • Photo frames and ornaments out of reach from the Cot or Cot bed.
  • Door stoppers
  • Windows securely locked – keys in safe place
  • Blind cords completely out of reach
  • Smoke Alarm fitted and in working order
  • Safety locks for all cupboards and drawers

Living Room

  • Plug socket covers
  • Lamps and wires out of reach
  • Covers for sharp edges of coffee and side tables
  • Photo frames, candles and ornaments out of reach
  • TV/DVD unit – securely closed
  • Door stoppers
  • Windows securely locked – keys in safe place
  • Fireguard placed around the fireplace edges
  • Matches or firelighters always safely out of reach
  • Blind cords completely out of reach
  • Smoke Alarm fitted and in working order

Kitchen

  • Safety locks for all cupboards and drawers
  • Hot iron and kettle always out of reach
  • All medicines in high cupboard
  • Door stoppers
  • Cleaning products securely locked away in cupboard
  • Sharp Utensils – knives, scissors etc. kept out of child’s reach
  • Kitchen Bin with secure lid
  • Cooker and hob unit – safety covers/extra vigilance at all times
  • Main cooker switches off when not in use
  • When cooking – all saucepan handles should be facing inwards
  • Appliances etc. turned off /plugged out when not in use
  • Windows securely locked
  • First Aid & Medicine Box fully equipped (to be kept in high cupboard)

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