Keeping Your Kids Safe at Home


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As a caring parent, there is no doubt that you want to keep your kids as safe as you possibly can. That’s why you hold their hands when they cross the street and why you make sure they can it right next to you on the plane. But, what about when you’re at home? 

A lot of moms and dads let their guard down a little at home because they view it as being an inherently safe space. The thing is, that is not always the case, not when it comes to kids anyway. 

That being the case, let’s look at a few things you can do to make your kids more safe at home right now.

1. Get Yourself a Gun Case: Safety First

Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way, and clear the air, first – if you're a gun owner, a gun safe isn't just a good idea; it's a must-have. Think of it as Fort Knox for your firearms. It's where your guns can have a nice, long timeout away from curious little hands. Plus, it’s a great place to store other 'adult' things that kids shouldn’t mess with, like that rare comic book collection.

2. Cabinet Locks: The Baby Ninja's Arch-Nemesis

Moving on to the kitchen, it is not exaggerating to say (well okay, maybe a little) that those cabinets are like a treasure trove for tiny explorers. Cabinet locks are your new best friends. They're like secret agents keeping your pots, pans, and poisonous stuff under wraps. Trust me, the day you find your toddler wearing your best frying pan as a hat, you’ll thank me.

3. Corner Guards: Because Kids Bounce (But Not Always)

Kids run around like they’re made of rubber, but last time I checked, they’re not. Those sharp corners on tables and counters in your home? They’re accidents waiting to happen. Corner guards are like little bumper pads that keep boo-boos at bay. They might not be the height of interior design, but neither is a trip to the emergency room.

4. Door Alarms: For the Little Escape Artists

If your kid is like a tiny cute little Houdini and loves a good escape, door alarms are your guardian angels. They let out a beep (or a wail, depending on the model) whenever a door is opened. It's like an early warning system that your little one is about to go on an unsupervised adventure, probably right when you’re trying to have a cup of tea.

5. Outlet Covers: Because Curiosity Didn't Just Kill the Cat

Electric outlets are often like magnets for kids. I don’t know what it is – maybe they think it's a tiny robot face or a cute creature smiling out at them from inside the walls. Outlet covers are cheap, easy to install, and keep tiny fingers from going where they shouldn’t. Consider them the bouncers of the electrical world.

6. Non-Slip Bath Mats: Turn Your Tub into a No-Slip Zone

Bath time should be fun, not an Olympic sport where nobody wins because everyone gets splashed and things are not so safe. Non-slip bath mats keep your slippery little critters from turning bath time into a fall festival. Plus, they come in all sorts of fun colors and shapes – because who doesn’t want to bathe with a giant rubber duck?

When it comes to the little ones who live with you, you really can never be too careful or plan too much to keep them safe and happy, can you?

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