Put safety first

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Kids -

• Nur ad­vises against plac­ing stools or shelves un­der win­dows – younger chil­dren may climb onto them. “Also avoid hav­ing fur­ni­ture with sharp cor­ners, and opt for acrylic photo frames and mir­rors – glass ones may shat­ter if your child knocks against them,” says Nur.

Mala agrees, adding that while col­lapsi­ble beds or pull-out desks are great space-savers, chil­dren may get their fin­gers jammed in the gaps. “Draw­ers with self-close func­tions – to en­sure that they don’t slam back­wards – are not ad­vis­able ei­ther. Kids have a ten­dency to slide their hands be­hind draw­ers to pull them out, and if the re­trac­tion force is too strong, they won’t have time to with­draw their hands. A bet­ter al­ter­na­tive is to store toys in buck­ets that can be stacked on a fixed wall shelf.”

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