Keeping Your Home Safe When You Have Kids. - Porsha Carr Blog

Keeping Your Home Safe When You Have Kids.

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Safety is going to be one of your biggest concerns as a parent, and that’s why you need to be on top of this at all times. We’re not talking about 100% baby proofing in this article, we are just simply talking about some of the things that you can do to make sure that your home is as safe as possible for your children. In this article, you are going to find a few of the things that you can do, and why they are important.

Tie Knots In Plastic Bags
One of the first things that you always need to make sure you have done is tie knots in plastic bags. You might think that this seems silly, your kids aren’t going to get into plastic bags, but you need to take the precautions in case this does happen. Tying knots here will make sure that they can’t suffocate themselves, and we know that this isn’t something you want to think about but you have to to protect your children.
You might not think that it is very common, but it happens probably more than you think. Give yourself this peace of mind by ensuring that all plastic bags have a knot in them at the top. This way, you know that your child is safe from suffocation.
Strong Windows
Next thing that we suggest you do is make sure that your windows are secure. Knowing that your child can’t just push the window open and climb or fall out is going to be a great thing for your mental wellbeing. If you don’t have this kind of faith in your windows, you need to get replacement windows ASAP. Ensure that all of your new windows have locks on them just as a precaution, and test them before they get installed. We are aware that this sounds strange, but what we mean is push on your window to make sure that it cannot be opened easily by your child.
You don’t want your child to think they are going on an adventure and climb out when you are not looking. So, you also need to check that you have a latch that your windows can stay on if you want them open, but you also want to know that your child is safe.
Locks On Outside Doors
Finally, any doors that can lead to something dangerous such as the front door need to have locks on them. Children are a lot smarter than they get credit for, and opening a door when you are not looking isn’t going to be difficult. As such, you need to have the lock high up so that your child can’t reach it. Not that they would have the key for this, but these measures have to be always taken as a precaution.
We hope that you have found this advice helpful, and will consider using it when it comes to keeping your safe for your children. We know it can seem like the hardest task in the world, but make sure that you do not forget the little things that can be overlooked such as the items on this list. 

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