mum's thoughts, parenting 101, safety at home, tips + tricks
climbing the top of his toy bin and checking out the contents of our medicine box

I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep our home safe for our little ones and reiterate that the safety and security of our loved ones at home is among our top responsibilities as mums. Apart from keeping our dwelling place spic ‘n span, we also need to make sure that our toddlers not only have enough space to roam around. We only not need to ensure that these areas of the house are safe enough for little children to crawl into, but it is also our responsibility to re-align these spaces to accommodate the needs, desires and idiosyncrasies of the little dweller in the house.

I have enumerated a few tips on how we can secure the house for our little children and thought I’d just add a few more:

  • For some reasons sockets are just way too attractive for toddlers so make sure you install plug protectors to each socket visible and accessible to your kiddos to prevent them from trying to plug and unplug appliances without you noticing it.
  • Apart from relocating breakable stuffs, like vases and mirrors, out of children’s reach, make sure that they will not gain access to knives and other pointy objects in the kitchen. Shiny objects found in the kitchen might be too much of an eye candy, so make sure you keep the stove’s dials and knobs away from those chubby little fingers, as well. For additional security, it won’t hurt if you will keep Fire extinguishers from fire protection online at the ready in case anything untoward happens.
  • Remember that buttons are just a few of our children’s favorite things, so make sure that you keep the remotes away from their prying eyes and busy fingers , as well as ensure that you install proper security measures to the telly and computer buttons!
  • If your little ones are sleeping in their own bedroom, a baby monitor is very much recommended so you will know what is happening inside his room even when you are in the next bedroom
  • Adventurous toddlers are bound to explore around their surroundings and climb wherever their little legs can carry them, the stairs is at the top of their list, along with an assortment of items and objects they can mount, so make sure to discourage future mishaps by blocking their access to these areas and things.

It will be awhile before our little ones can listen to our instructions and actually heed them, in the meantime it is best to always be on our guard and take all the extra measures we can to keep them safe and sound around the house!

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.