Liv­ing room child­proof­ing tips

Lesotho Times - - Property -

WHEN it comes to the safety of your chil­dren, never de­pend on telling a tod­dler not to do some­thing.

The younger the child is, the more dif­fi­cult it is for them to un­der­stand.

And re­mem­ber that there is no use creat­ing a safe home with­out ap­ply­ing safety be­hav­iour and good habits.

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1. When it comes to child­proof­ing the lounge or liv­ing room, be sure to cover elec­tri­cal sock­ets that are not in use with safety plugs or heavy fur­ni­ture. 2. Se­cure book­shelves and fur­ni­ture that can top­ple over. 3. Do not over­load elec­tri­cal sock­ets (same ap­plies for ev­ery room in the home). 4. Use place mats in­stead of ta­ble cloths. 5. Safety glasses should be used for slid­ing doors and large glass panes. 6. Tie away loops of hang­ing blind cords. 7. Do not place ex­ten­sion cords un­der car­pets that serve as a walk­way. 8. Store al­co­holic bev­er­ages out of reach in a lock­able cupboard. 9. Never leave matches or lighters ly­ing around. 10. Place fire­guards in front of fire­places. 11. Se­cure loose rugs and car­pets 12. If you live on a first floor and have no guard­ing on the win­dows, in­stall locks that will stop the win­dow from open­ing too wide. But be sure to make al­lowances for emer­gen­cies. 13. Place poi­sonous plants out of reach. 14. Make sure that the sharp cor­ners of a ta­ble are cov­ered.

— Prop­erty24

The younger the child is, the more dif­fi­cult it is for them to un­der­stand.

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