For any family, safety is an important consideration. We all want to keep our children safe, especially when they are at home.

In the USA, this is such an important consideration that some families employ a professional to kiddy proof their home. This is a good approach, but it is rarely necessary to do this. Providing you take a logical approach, do your research, and invest in gadgets like good cupboard locks to make your home safe is a task that you can do yourself.

Start outside

Kids love to play outdoors, so it is important to take steps to keep them safe when they are outside. You can always add a couple of outside cameras to your home security system.

Cameras have been shown to be an effective way to put criminals off. They also give you an easy way to keep an eye on the kids. Modern wi-fi security cameras can be linked up to your tablet or mobile phone. This means that you can watch your kids regardless of where in the house you are.

It is also worth putting up a kids at play sign at the end of your drive. It is a simple way of reminding car drivers of the need to drive responsibility in residential streets.

Install locks high up on doors

If you want to keep your kids out of certain rooms, an easy way to do it is to install some sort of lock, high up on the door. That way when you leave the kitchen, or garage, you can lock it. Just be careful to check that the room is empty before you do so.

Cover up your electrical sockets and cables

One safety measure many parents forget to take is covering up the electrical sockets in the home. You should buy two types of covers. That way you can make sure that children cannot pull plugs out of the socket, and stop them from poking something into one that is not in use.

Install a carbon monoxide detector

Young children are far more prone to dying from carbon monoxide or smoke inhalation. If you do not already have detectors installed, go out and buy some now. It is wise to install one outside each sleeping area, but to be extra safe it is best to put one up near the doorway of each room of the house.

If you have toddlers in the home, it makes sense to invest in some cable covers. You would be surprised at how many children shock themselves by biting into loose cables.

Of course, this article is not a comprehensive list of everything you need to do to keep your kids safe in the home. It would be impossible for me to cover every aspect of home safety for children on just one page, so if you want to know more, just click the link. Doing so will take you to a website that covers the subject in more detail.



Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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