Being a parent is not an easy task – everyone knows that. Being a parent is one of the most demanding roles one can play. Children are curious little rascals, and they are always on the edge of getting themselves into trouble. That is why it is up to you to keep them healthy and safe from all hazards.
We are not saying that you should raise your children under a glass dome; sometimes they do need to get a little bit dirty in order to strengthen their immune system. However, your home is where they should feel the safest, so childproofing it should be your number one priority. Here, we have a couple of great ideas for making your house a healthier and safer for your children. So, let’s begin.
Store harmful chemicals
Harmful chemicals like detergent, dishwasher soap, bleach, etc. should all be kept far out of children’s reach. Even if they have childproof lids, it’s safer to store them in the basement or a cupboard under a lock than solely relying on your children not opening them.
According to USA poisoning statistics from 2015, around 47% of all poisoning cases were children under the age of six. Yes, these statistics are frightening. However, if you properly store harmful chemicals and pay extra attention to what your kids put in their mouth, their safety increases drastically.
Fill your fridge with healthy foods
Keeping your kids safe and healthy doesn’t just mean putting them out of harm’s way. Making sure that your kids are eating healthy at all times is equally important. If you want to teach healthy eating habits to your kids, then first you will have to get rid of all the junk food in your fridge.
Once they are a little older, your children can easily open the fridge and pop a can of soda while you are at work. Of course, if there is no soda, then this cannot happen. Stock your fridge with healthy snacks and drinks: fruits, vegetables, fresh juice, etc. are all great substitutions for fizzy drinks and candy.
An even better idea is to build a habit of drinking lots of water instead of juices. If you doubt the purity of your water, we recommend installing one of those amazing UV steriliser devices. They will purify your tap water without using any harmful chemicals like chlorine.
Install window locks
Window locks are not just for keeping intruders out. It’s terrifying even to think about it, but it needs to be said: children are reckless, and they don’t know the difference between safe and dangerous. If you live in a high storey building, don’t risk it and install locks on all of your windows, so that your kids are safe from their own curiosity.
Eliminate bugs and bacteria
Lastly, killing all the germs, bacteria, and bugs in your house will keep your kids as healthy as a horse. The best way to go about this is to prevent them from showing up at your house in the first place. So, toss your garbage regularly and don’t leave dishes in the sink or food on the counter overnight. However, if these disease spreaders do show up, your best course of action is to hire pest control experts. If you wait too long, your house might need a complete pest sanitation and disinfection, which is not a pleasant experience.
That is all for this article. As you can see, you don’t have to live in a bouncy castle in order to keep your children safe. We hope that you learned some useful tips today, but if you have some more for us, please leave a comment down below. We would love to hear your opinions and ideas.
About the author:
Derek Lotts is a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator and writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the Internet to achieve betterment