Childproofing Your New House in San Antonio

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

Of course we like to trust that our residences are our safe spots, but if you take a look at house in the eyes of a child, there is impending danger at every turn. From the electrical outlets just inviting little fingers to explore them to the unforgiving corners of fireplaces, the many fixtures you never actually paused to contemplate have now turn into a risk.

A great time to childproof your new home is right after the moving company in San Antonio gets there to unload your things. Then, you can arrange your household and take care of safety issues in one swoop. However, while you are moving is not the only point in time you should be aware of things that are hazardous for your kids. It is best to frequently go through your residence room by room and make sure there aren't any issues within reach.

Kitchen: It is very important in the kitchen to place safety latches on all of the cupboard doors you do not want kids opening and closing-especially all of the cabinets storing cleansers as well as other poisonous items. Some other options include: 

  • Storing all cleaning products up out of reach
  • Putting covers on every outlets
  • Locking all drawers containing sharp objects
  • Keeping glass bottles and other breakables out of reach

Bathrooms: Water is very dangerous to young children. Toilets may require a child lock to keep them not open, and you will need to make sure 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 out the taps. Also be sure to: 

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

Living Spaces: Sharp corners are generally a huge risk factor in communal spaces. When tots are starting to maneuver around, it is all too easy to smack heads and fall into edges. Safety buffers will go a considerable way in order to make these items less hazardous. Additional things to consider are: 

  • No looped cables on blinds or drapes
  • No loose electric cords
  • Safety covers on electric outlets
  • Move big books and other things that can be pulled off shelves out of reach
  • Secure pieces of furniture to the wall to circumvent tipping
  • No climbing accessibility from home furnishings to potentially hazardous high spaces (for instance windows)

It is also a good idea to consider safety measures for bigger dangers. Stairwells might require gates to prevent young children from going up or falling down. Rooms you do not prefer young children to get into could be secured with childproof handles. Swimming pools need locked gates. Remember-anything that seems like fun will probably be the target for investigation at some time in the future. Thus, as the moving company in San Antonio is unloading your belongings and you're unpacking at your new residence, spend some time to childproof every room….and keep your children safe!