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Home Improvement / January 26, 2021
Welcoming a new child to your home is a blessing, but it’s also a challenge. In particular, you’ll need to make sure that your home is safe enough. If you’ve never childproofed your home before, here are a few home maintenance ideas that you’ll need to implement to ensure everything’s as child-ready as it should be.
Small children are very curious, so once they start wandering around, you’ll have to cover up all the things in your home that could get them into trouble. That includes covering the obvious things like electrical outlets, but if there are any reachable windows, they’ll have to be childproofed with window guards.
You’ll need to purchase several home maintenance items that are designed with child safety in mind.
If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected your alarm systems, the arrival of a child is a good time to start. Make sure your house has smoke alarms on every level, especially near sleeping areas, and check all batteries once a month. Make sure you have an alarm capable of detecting carbon monoxide (CO) near any place the child is sleeping.
It’s shocking how high a toddler can reach, so if there’s any doubt about a particular item, move it to a higher location or in another (inaccessible) room. This includes things like small toys that could be choking hazards, dangerous chemicals, plastic bags, matches and lighters, and drawstrings for blinds.
Never leave a child unattended in a swimming pool or bathtub. If you own a pool, you’ll need to reexamine your fencing to make sure it’s adequate. Your fence will have to be a minimum of 4-ft in height, and should have self-closing, self-latching gates.
To make sure your home is as childproof as can be, contact the skilled craftsmen at Handyman Connection of Marietta, GA, for all your home maintenance needs. Give us a call today!