This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As parents we all want to keep our kids safe and keep them protected. As a mom of 4 I have experienced a lot when it comes to raising kids, but there is still a lot I haven’t experienced either. With each new child we brought into our family they would bring their own set of “trouble”. My oldest is 15 so his toddler years are a little foggy for me. I don’t really remember him getting into too much trouble around the house, but my other 3 kids should walk around with a sign that screams TROUBLE.
Our oldest is 8 and when she was a toddler she got adventurous and climbed on top of her dresser to jump off of it onto her bed. This resulted in the dresser falling over. She was fine because she landed on her bed, but it was still a scary experience. Before that moment I hadn’t really seen too much about anchoring furniture to walls. Now it’s a standard in our kids rooms. We all hear about the toilet locks, cabinet locks, outlet covers, and putting small & harmful things out of reach, but do you ever see your kids do or get into something and you wished someone had warned you about making that safer for your kids? Here are mine!
Non slip socks – Until we bought our home I had always lived in a house was that primarily carpeted. This means I raised 4 kids on carpet, but the main level in our home is hardwood and gets slippery. The kids have crashed into many walls because they refuse to walk in the house. Non slip socks are accident savers.
Bedside Tables – This is one of those DUH moments for me, but for some reason I thought that putting things in my bedside table made them off limits. Not to my kids. They often get into my drawer and pull everything out, including my hidden snacks. Be mindful of what you keep in yours.
Reclining chair – Don’t ask me how, but my kids have managed to knock ours over from jumping on it. Anyone have an idea on how to child proof it? Be mindful of yours!
Remote controls – Our kids are like magicians and can get the backs of the remotes off, manage to pop out the batteries, and like to play with them. Keep them up and out of reach.
Corded Blinds – This isn’t about putting up your cords because we already do that. This is about changing your blinds completely. I am sure you’re like “I already know cords can be dangerous”. My response to you is great, because they can be, but did you know they make cordless blinds? I didn’t, but I also haven’t purchased blinds before. We just got new windows installed in our home and our next step is to get new window blinds since ours are old. I plan on purchasing cordless blinds for all of the kids rooms to add that extra level of safety. Here’s why:
- Kids and Cords Kids Don’t Mix
- Only use cordless window covering products or those that have inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
- Replace older corded window products with today’s safer products.
- Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label in stores and online, which makes it easy to identify products that are best suited for homes with young children.
PSA: Only Use Cordless Window Coverings with Young Children from Window Covering Safety Council on Vimeo.
What places in your home have you found yourself child proofing that no one warned you about?
Monday 21st of May 2018
Great information! It is so important to anchor dressers, etc to the wall...easy to do.
Wednesday 9th of May 2018
Thanks you for the ideas. New info always helps.
Saturday 5th of May 2018
The skid-proof socks are a great idea. I never thought of that. Thanks for posting!
Saturday 5th of May 2018
I have a wild and crazy toddler, so these are some great tips!
Friday 4th of May 2018
Great ways to keep toddlers safer.