How To Protect your Little Ones Around the Home

Do you have an adventurous little one in your family who simply can’t resist the temptation to explore all around your home?

Young children can climb and crawl anywhere and everywhere; so we’re here to provide a few helpful tips to ensure your home is a safe place to explore!

Bunnings National Hardware Buyer, John Campbell, provides his tips on how to implement safety measures to protect your little ones around the home:

  • Accidental falls are one of the most common types of injuries in the home for children, so keep stairs and hallways clear and clutter-free to make room for your child to explore without tripping.
  • Use window locks and blind cords to keep window space free from adventurous babies. Window locks can be fitted to most horizontal and vertical sliding windows, and prevents the window opening too wide while still allowing fresh air to flow throughout the home, while blind cords keep blind ties and knots away from prying hands.
  • Make use of modern technology and place baby monitors around the home. Baby monitors provide parents peace of mind when they leave their child in the care of others and many monitors now also connect to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer allowing them to be managed through a wireless network for parents on the go.
  • Safety gates at the top or bottom of stairs should be securely fastened to the wall and have a locked handle that can be used with one hand. These will prevent toddlers from climbing stairs unsupervised.
  • Many child safety products can be D.I.Y. installed and keep children safe from hazards such as sharp corners on drawers and tables, power points and stairs. If unsure of which child safety measures to implement in the home, head to your local store and speak to a Bunnings team member.

For more information on Bunnings' range of child safety products, please visit www.bunnings.com.au, or head to your local store and speak to a Bunnings team member.

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