Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tips On Creating A Safe And Cozy House For Children

Every child should grow in a place that's safe and comfortable. If you're a parent hoping to give your kids a house that possesses the said characteristics, listed below are a number of simple ways on how to make this happen.

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In terms of safety, one of the most popular advice experts give parents, especially those with young ones, is to keep their home less cramped. This is because children are expected to move a lot even when told not to. 

Basically, by doing away with fragile home decors or furnishings, you minimize the chances of your kids bumping into them and consequently, hurting themselves. It's also best if you purchase pieces of furniture with round edges or put corner or edge bumpers if you wish to keep those with sharp edges. 

As for your windows and stairs, place safety gates and window guards to avoid serious falls. Ensure that you also lock rooms or cabinets which contain medicines, cleaning products and other dangerous items. 

When it comes to making your residence cozy and comfortable for your kids, an important step you must do is to keep your place, particularly areas which your children frequent like the play or study room, well ventilated. Keep in mind, kids easily become distracted and uneasy when it's hot. 

So, aside from placing windows, have an electric fan or air conditioner in these so-called "kid zones". Ensuring that your house is tidy and pest-free is another step which can make your house more comfy and even healthier for the kids. 

While maintaining a spic and span abode can be extra tough with children in the house, it is not impossible especially if you have taken this fact into consideration when you designed your home. As for preventing pests from infesting your home, there are various DIY pest control measures you can employ. 

However, to completely eradicate these unwanted creatures, getting the help of a reputable service provider of pest control in Singapore remains to be the best option. Lastly, to truly make your kids have fun and love being home, never fail to create areas for them to play, study and engage in entertaining activities like watching TV. 

While the common practice is to create rooms for these activities, other design experts recommend designating spots in common areas so children and adults can do their individual activities together. 

24 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

We all generally hang out in our living room. It is comfy and a place where we can all be together!

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

I love the look of this room and totally agree---you want to keep it clean and free from anything that could cause them to get hurt.

Franc said...

You should really child proof your house when there are kids around. They need the leg room to move and they are extra curious with everything around them.

Marie Moody said...

I agree and I disagree. Sure it looks all nice, neat and clean, but a kid doesn't want to play in there. Where are the toys? Where is the stuff to throw around or coloring books and crayons? This is not a child's room to me. You put my kids in this room they'll turn around and say can we go outside now or something or your room looks nice mom we don't want to mess it up can we go in our room now? Catch my drift. Are you making you happy or the children? Kids are going to get hurt, but you don't have to have things made of glass that might get broke etc. I'm sure you know what I'm saying. Don't be upset I've had four kids who are grown and married and now I have 10 grandkids and they are all safe and sound. No cuts or broken bones. :)

Tamika Mapp said...

I have an apartment and it amazes me. When my niece comes over, the dog and cat run top speed throughout the apartment and don't knock anything over. I agree that each home or apartment needs to be childproof, so they child can have room to explore.

Desafio said...

It is very hard to designate just an area in the house for the kids in a NYC apartment, but our living room is very comfortable and it where we all hang out the most.

joannappok said...

Thank you for the great tips! I'm currently going baby crazy, so I'll keep them in mind for my future children :)

Amanda Gonzalez said...

IS there a way to keep them safe from their siblings? lol This is a great post and I LOVE the color scheme of that room!

Nina Say said...

We live in a small apartment, which required every inch to be child proofed because there was no keeping them out of anywhere.

Michele D said...

My kids hang out in our loft upstairs. Most of their things stay upstairs but trickle down from time to time. Lol

Andi said...

Great tips - it is important to take these into consideration, it is not the child's fault if things are placed carelessly.

Bonnie Gowen said...

Great tips! We have 5 kiddos so we are are pretty familiar with ways to keep them safe. Our little one is into everything.

Danielle said...

Awesome! So fresh, clean and bright. Very inviting. No matter how much I despise clutter, it seems to find me and attach. I love that you have made your place so inviting!

Taylor Dean said...

Wow what a beautiful room! It is so important to have a safe environment for kiddos!

Risa Bledsoe said...

We try to keep our home as child proof as possible while also letting the children know that there are certain areas (like the computer area) that are off-limits. Baby gates are great for this!

Melissa said...

Our living room & dining room are the places to go in our house. I'm not sure how tidy they actually are with everyone almost constantly in them though.

Ecuador InMyEyes said...

We lived in a house with stairs when my son was little. That was the one tough feature to childproof. No he's a tween, so the safety issues are quite different.

Ann B said...

I believe in child proofing your home. It only takes a second for something to happen. My niece cut the end of her thumb off when she was just 14 months old. She knocked over a heavy bar and it landed on her tiny thumb.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

That is a gorgeous living room design. I love the book shelf!

Nicci said...

Luckily we have a friend in the pest control business. We get a discount. (=

Sweepster said...

lol, our ouse is lethal by these standards. I do wish we could secure everything down but right now it's all temporary and wouldn't make sense to do.

mail4rosey said...

We've got squirrels, lol. No joke. They get in the attic and they store acorns in my car's AC box. I agree w/the ventilation, a comfy air temp makes everyone happier. :)

Cassie Tucker said...

That room looks super cute! I love it :)

themommyavenger.com said...

My kids hang out outside or in our living room. We like being in the same areas together.