Safety is one of the most important things when it comes to your child’s nursery. For new parents and even veterans, it can be especially difficult to keep up with the latest safety standards when designing the room. Of course you want your home to be safe, but you don’t want it to look stark or sterile. Here are 4 ways you can make sure your children are safe by making the nursery, bedroom or playroom safer.
Tether Your Changing Table and Furniture That Could Tip Over
Tipping hazards are a big issue when it comes to changing tables and dressers. Opening drawers with the possibility of tipping over the entire piece of furniture poses a huge risk to little children. Make sure your changing table is sturdy and tethered to the wall. All baby items should be stored out of reach to dissuade climbing.
Control Your Cords
Window treatments and lamps may add that special "designer touch" to a room, but cords can be dangerous to children, especially infants. When possible, look for cordless options for your window treatments or make sure the cords are out of reach. You can lay them over command hooks or install a cord cleat.
Storage units are one of the most common ways toddlers hurt themselves. Those adorable hinged toy trunks are just waiting to crush those tiny hands and fingers. When possible, look for soft bins or tethered shelving units to give your room plenty of storage without the possibility of injury.
Ditch Dangerous Doors
If your closet has bifold doors, you may want to consider removing or changing them. A chic curtain or even just a door-less closet can still look polished. If you choose the door-less route, make sure there is nothing your baby can get into. This includes shelves, as certainly will be able to learn to climb them someday!
When it comes to our kids, we can never be too safe. While designing your nursery, you may have missed these potentially dangerous design flaws. It happens, and that’s okay. Take the time to fix them while you still can and make your children even safer.