How to Child Proof Your Kitchen

The kitchen has become one of the most popular rooms in any home. As we find ourselves drawn to the kitchen we have moved socializing there too. The humble kitchen is no longer just a kitchen and sometimes it can even double as a family room, where joyful moments and bonding can occur, as well as enjoying food and drink.


Whatever your style of the kitchen may be, modern which can be defined by sharp corners and clean straight lines or traditional style with hard stone counter tops and wooden cupboards, you know that it can be a very dangerous environment. When you have a child, it is important to make sure that your kitchen is completely child proofed. This will help you avoid any injuries to little heads or having small hands pulling various things off countertops and making a mess.


If you have a glass splashback it may be a good idea to get rid of it. The reason being is that when glass breaks it’s not a clean break, it shatters into many pieces and can be incredibly dangerous. If you have young children then having glass may not be ideal. if it breaks it may cause a lot of injuries, therefore it may be worth investing in an acrylic splash back. Simply plastics have a wide range styles and colors for you to choose from. Acrylic is in fact 10 times stronger than glass! The main difference is the safety, acrylic does not shatter if broken. Instead of shattering it simply just cracks making cleaning it up super easy.


You can also install safety latches to all your kitchen cupboards, fridge, bins and your drawers. This will keep your little ones safe from any products which may cause them harm and keep their fingers safe from injury.


While installing safety latches sounds like a good idea, there are some babies and toddlers who somehow figure out how to unhook a safety latch. Therefore, it is also important to come up with other ways to keep them out of harm’s way.


Installing a baby gate to your kitchen can help with this problem. This is the best way to avoid any kitchen disasters. There are some super stylish baby so you don’t need to worry about not finding a baby gate that will fit in with your home aesthetic. So not only is your kitchen still stylish it is also safe for your kids.


Furthermore, make sure all your glassware and china are stored high up. If you are the proud owner of some expensive glasses and china the last thing you want is for your children to use them as toys or worse break them and hurt themselves. To avoid this, make sure they are all stored away in a cupboard and high up. Make sure that the cupboard doors have safety latches.


Finally, if you are cooking in the kitchen and worry about taking your eyes off your children, make a safe play area where you can put them while you cook. There are some great play pens available which offer safety and style. You can even make your own play pen using some acrylic sheets and getting them cut down. This may be a great way for you to save some money too.



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