Childproofing Your New Home in Tulsa

moving -  childproof your homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

We all like to believe that our homes are our safe spots, however if you simply study your home through the eyes of a youngster, there’s danger at each and every turn. From the electrical outlets merely alluring small fingers to investigate them to the harsh sides of fireplaces, the many fixtures you don't ever truly paused to think about have now turn into a danger.

A great point in time to childproof your new home is right after the moving company in Tulsa shows up to unload your things. Then, you can set up your home and also deal with safety issues in one swoop. Having said that, as you are moving is not the only time you ought to be aware of things that are hazardous for your children. You need to frequently go through your home room by room and make sure you don't see any issues within reach.

Kitchen: It is crucial in the kitchen to put safety latches on all cabinet doors you don’t want little ones opening and closing-especially any cabinets storing cleansers or other toxic items. Additional options involve: 

  • Storing all cleaning materials up out of reach
  • Putting covers on all of the electric outlets
  • Locking all drawers which contain sharp objects
  • Keeping glass containers as well as other breakables out of reach

Bathrooms: Water is quite dangerous to small children. Toilets may require an infant locking mechanism to make sure they're closed, and you’ll need to make certain to never leave water standing in your bathtub. In addition, consider turning your hot water heater down to ensure that no potentially scalding water can come streaming from the taps. Additionally ensure that you: 

  • Put covers on all of the outlets
  • Lock cabinets containing chemicals/cleansers
  • Make certain children don't have any the means to access prescription medications

Living Areas: Sharp corners are generally a big risk factor in communal locations. When toddlers start to maneuver around, it is easy to smack heads and tumble into corners. Safety buffers can go a considerable way to help make these items less hazardous. Other considerations are: 

  • No looped wires on window blinds or drapes
  • No unfastened power cords
  • Safety covers on electric outlets
  • Move big books as well as other things that can be pulled off shelves out of reach
  • Secure furniture to the wall to avoid tipping
  • No climbing access from your furniture to potentially harmful high locations (such as windows)

Additionally it is recommended that you consider safeguards for bigger hazards. Staircases might require gates to prevent children from going up or slipping down. Rooms you don’t prefer young children to get into can be secured with childproof handles. Swimming pools have to have locked gates. Remember-anything that looks like fun is going to be the target for exploration sometime in the future. So, as the moving company in Tulsa is unloading your items and you are unpacking at your new home, spend some time to childproof each room….and keep your kids safe!