Making your home safe for babies and toddlers is one of the first things that parents look into when their baby starts to move – The first roll, the first sign of crawling – A mobile baby makes your home seem full of risks and Lindam have got 25 years of experience developing products to ensure safe homes for exploring babies and toddlers. Here are my top 10 ways to childproof your home.
Safety Gates are an almost compulsory part of parenting. Even if your home doesn’t have stairs you may want to stop your newly mobile baby wandering into the kitchen or the bathroom or even just confine them to one safe room. Lindam have a huge range of safety gates including pressure fit and wall fix versions as well as portable solutions and all Safety Gates have a new LifeTime guarantee. All Lindam Pressure Fit Safety Gates can also be extended with a range of extensions to accommodate different size openings and meet the needs of any home.
After installing Safety Gates the next things that we invested in were standard push in and pull out Socket Covers. Lindam have now produced Xtra Guard Dual Guard Socket Covers which have a unique ‘anti grip’ feature which makes it difficult for the cover to be removed by children, so little hands are kept well and truly out of harm’s way. When the power sockets are needed for use, parents can twist and remove the covers with a coin.
Lindam’s Xtra Guard Energy Absorbing Corner Cushions help to protect against scrapes and bumps from the corners of tables. They protect the full corner area and provide triple protection from the common danger zones of side, top and head on collisions with furniture. These are great if you have a coffee table or any other furniture that could prove a danger when your child starts pulling themselves up, cruising and toddling.
I had visions of LP climbing out of her bed at night and falling asleep behind here door with us unable to open it so I invested in a Lindam Xtra Guard Energy Absorbing Door Stopper. This goes above and beyond your average door stopper as it not only provides a barrier to closed doors and trapped fingers, but absorbs a great deal of impact to prevent door bounce-backs and extra injuries. We also use one in our lounge where the door is prone to slam when our windows are open – This stops LP and LM getting their fingers trapped and is one of the best things we’ve purchased.
After fitting Safety Gates the next thing we looked into were cupboard latches and there are so many different styles available! The Xtra Guard Dual Locking Angle Latch provides protection to the end of cabinet doors and drawers as well as most appliances. A unique, versatile lock allows for double operation unlocking for tamper proof protection when children are around but a lock free latch when they are safely out of the house or in bed. Strong adhesive pads make the latch easy to fit. Alternatively the Lindam Xtra Guard Dual Locking Multi-Purpose Latch has a one handed lock that clicks into place for total peace of mind and flexible straps allow the latch to be fitted around corners.
I am forever worried about Little Man jamming his fingers in drawers. Not just in the kitchen but in our bedrooms too! Lindam’s Dual Locking Drawer Latch provides double lock, single lock or lock off features to keep drawers closed from exploring hands with true one handed opening!
Lindam’s Dual Locking Appliance Latch is a unique and versatile lock with three positions to offer ultimate safety through double or single operation locking and full access for when children aren’t around!
Even when babies are no longer babies and at the stage where they move into a bed, Lindam are around to help keep them safe! Lindam’s Bed Rail is designed to cushion the child as they sleep with a lightweight extendable metal frame which is padded and covered with fabric. The secure locking mechanism and convenient hinged folding design makes lifting the child and changing the bedding easy. A review will be following shortly – Watch this space!
Keep your child away from every possible danger when they’re in a Playpen – and leave them whilst you go to the toilet or answer the door with the knowledge that they’re safe and secure. The Lindam Safe and Secure Playpen easily converts from playpen into a room divider or standard safety gate for adaptable and flexible protection around the house. Read our review here.
Whether you love to have a video baby monitor or are happy with purely audio Lindam have a baby monitor to suit you and your baby. Listen to your baby sleeping and hear everything you need to when they’re asleep – Keeping them safe around the clock.
Whatever your home is like there is something from Lindam to help make it the safest place for your child to explore, play and sleep.