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Is it time to baby proof?

How much you baby proof will depend on the nature of your home, the contents of your home considered to be dangerous, your attitude to parenting and even how much curiosity your baby has. Is your house is teaming with clutter and knick-knacks? Perhaps you have a steep staircase or a home study full of electronic gadgets. If this is the case then you’d probably want to start baby proofing like there’s no tomorrow.

There are a few steps you can take to make sure you cover and take care of all possible dangers:

Step one

Clearly identify the danger spots in your home, such as, fireplaces, staircases, and steep steps, large expanses of glass and low set windows. You’ll need to childproof these as soon as your baby starts to move around the room. It is recommended that you use locks and latches on cupboards and drawers that store hazardous materials such as bleach or other cleaning chemicals. These locks can be self adhesive or will need screwing onto the cupboards, whichever one you use they both are as effective as each other.

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Four Things You Should Know Before Buying A Baby Safety Gate

Having a baby around your home is probably the best feeling in the world but at the same time it can also be pretty daunting for parents. Your child’s safety and protection is the most important thing in the world so this means that you need to childproof your home to prevent any potential accidents happening, especially if your toddlers are starting to crawl, walk or run around the house.

If your home has stairs then this means that your baby could be at risk of accidentally falling down them and this is why it is essential to equip your house with baby safety gates  in order to protect your child from not only going down the stairs unsupervised but to also prevent them from going anywhere dangerous in your home.

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Play Pen Safety Tips Every Mum Needs to Know

Every mum knows that play pens are extremely useful. They allow you to let your baby play in a safe space for a few minutes while you get the dinner in the oven or when you just need a few minutes to yourself.

Play pens are perfect for babies that can sit on their own and young toddlers who are always on the go. But, there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind to make sure your child stays safe and sound while spending time in a play pen.

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Choosing the Right Stair Gates

As soon as your baby becomes mobile you need to start thinking about baby-proofing your home. Whilst babies and toddlers should be encouraged to explore their surroundings they are also blissfully unaware of the potential hazards in each room of the house that could lead to injury. Your stairs are a key starting point when baby proofing and this means that stair gates are a must.

We would always recommend that when choosing a gate for the top of a flight of stairs that you opt for a wall mounted model (which attaches to the wall with screws). Wall mounted stair gates have a clear, open walkway without the bottom bar that features on pressure fit gates. This means that when you walk through the open gate there is no potential trip hazard. A wall mounted gate also offers greater strength and stability when compared to a pressure fit gate because it is tightly attached to the wall. However, they do require drilling.

When open a wall mounted stair gate does not have a step over bar, therefore removing any potential trip hazard.

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