Parenting 101: Of Toddlers + Home Safety

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

I have enumerated a few tips on how we can secure the house for our little children:

Secure those plugs

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.

Dials, knobs, and security

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, too. 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. To elevate your home security even a notch higher, installing Alarms for home might very well be the best option for you.

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It is our responsibility to re-align these spaces to accommodate the needs, desires, and idiosyncrasies of the little dweller in the house. Photo by Lyndse Ballew on Unsplash

Buttons and more buttons

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!

Monitor the bedroom

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.

Keep off the stairs

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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16 Comments

  1. Nice post Vix! How important it is really to child-proof our house! We don’t want to have accidents that could have been otherwise prevented, do we?!

    1. so true, Reese. it is really of utmost importance that the little ones feel safe in the home even when they are being rowdy + playful! ;)

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  3. We dont need baby monitors just yet and we cant afford to buy one now, but i know how important it is. I dontknow what it is with the remote controls my baby fall from the bed reaching for that, we are sleeping on the floor nalang para hindi na sya mhulog hehe

  4. With little tots exploring the house, it is important to child-proof our homes for our own peace of mind too.

  5. toddlers get curious with anything and everything so what I do then is to make sure that I always have my eyes on my son. Even if we already made our house as safe as possible for our toddler, minsan may nakakalusot pa rin :)

  6. I am one paranoid mom so I always make sure that the kids are safe from anything inside the house that would cause them harm

  7. very useful tips!

    alam mo dito sa bahay, it does not look like a real home.. para sya actually play house, no displays, nothing but toys :)
    as for the socket, I am thankful that it never catches the interest of my kids..

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