May 18, 2017

Don't Forget to Adultproof Your Home

As a mom, you can probably attest to the fact that you are constantly trying to do all you can to keep your child safe in your home. This is normal. This is the right thing to do. In fact, this is something you simply have to do. But when you do so, it’s important to not let your own safety slip your mind. This may come as a surprise, but your home poses you as many dangers as it does your child. They’re different kinds of dangers that your child faces, granted, but they’re dangers all the same. Below you can find a few areas and aspects of your home that can put you in danger. You can also find a few tips on how to adultproof them.

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The kitchen is probably the the biggest hotspot in your home when it comes to potential dangers. It is a room where boiling water is brewed and live flames are erected. It is a room that is inundated with sharp knives. It is a room in which the floor is seemingly in a constant state of being wet. When you consider the harm each of these dangers can cause, it’s no wonder your kitchen always has been and always will be a danger hotspot! However, although you can’t stop it being dangerous, you can make it safer and you can adultproof it. And you can do so by first targeting the appliances you use everyday, and then by attempting to make them as safe to use as possible. The best tea kettle for this particular job, for instance, is one that protects you on all fronts. It is one that has a handle that is coated with non-slip silicone to stop you dropping it. It is one that protects you from the heat and steam produced from within it. And it is one that pours the hot beverage without spilling any. Even when it comes to seemingly little, everyday household appliances such as a kettle, it is imperative that you choose one that will offer you unparalleled safety. You have to make sure your children are protected in your kitchen by locking cupboards and keeping potentially harmful objects out of their reach. But you also have to ensure that you are kept safe in there at all times too.


Another room that you should adultproof is your bathroom. Like in the kitchen — in fact even more so than in the kitchen — your bathroom floor is always going to be subjected to water. It is always going to be made slippery. For this reason you should always protect yourself. And you can do so by laying mats down or even dirty towels whenever you have to walk across the floor in your bare feet. But the need to protect yourself from slipping in your bathroom doesn’t stop with the floor. No, when you enter your bathtub or shower you need to protect yourself from the slippery surface in their too. To prevent slips and falls in your tub or shower you should purchase anti-slip stickers.


You always have to remember to childproof your home. But you also have to remember to adultproof it too. Adultproofing is not about changing your everyday life. It’s not about stopping using certain appliances or doing certain things just because they are dangerous. It’s about making these things as safe and danger-free to do as they can be.