With Penelope having now mastered her crawl, I recently revisited the topic of child proofing. As children grow and develop they become ever curious. Putting their safety first can be an absolute nightmare but, is an unavoidable necessity! It’s one thing them face planting the dog’s bowl but, mobility and curiosity also exposes little ones to real dangers around the home too. That’s why we’ve partnered with Fairy and Mumsnet to help emphasise the importance of safeguarding children.
The first 3 years of a child’s life are the most hectic. For me with two under three it’s so easy to get pulled in every direction by the little whirlwinds. In the early days of my mum haze I remember just blindly plodding through. Tackling every ‘situation’ as it arose. What I quickly learnt (like most mums do on the job) was that you have to put certain tactics into place. It’s a matter of survival for all. In order to prevent your life (and theirs) becoming one long list of almost miss haps.
Doing the laundry is a prime example of this. If you’re like me laundry is a never ending, daily ritual. And it’s within that hamster wheel of routine that complacency hides. When asked 85% of parents agreed that the safety of their children at home was their top priority. However, only 59% said that they were aware of all dangers in the home.
Fairy understand just how import it is to safeguard children. Whether they’re rolling around in the crib at 6 months, starting to walk around the home at one or seeking out hidden objects as a toddler, it is key to protect them against household hazards they may be exposed to. It’s because of this Fairy have created their new child lock packs.
Click close the lid, keep away from kids!
The 3 in 1 pods pack has been designed to be easy for parents to master but, difficult for little hands to unlock. Simply pinch the latches to open and once done close the box with a click. Always close packaging securely and keep them out of reach of children.
My advice is to get as much house work done either during nap/quiet time or once they’ve gone up for the night. That way they’re not around while you’re cleaning surfaces or loading the washer.
However, Theon is stealth and has crept up on me numerous times! So, I also have a baby gate to the kitchen, that’s always kept shut! And especially so whilst I cook and clean. It’s the same with Penelope. Now she’s on the go and below eye shot it’s so easy for her to go unseen. I complete each job methodically and try not to rush myself, as tempting as it is. I won’t pick up my clean laundry tub until I’ve made sure:
- •That nothings been left out
- •The PODs box has been click closed
- and securely put away, up high out of reach
- •The washing machine door has been closed
It might seem like an added chore, constantly double checking yourself. But, peace of mind is priceless!
Make sure to spread the word and help keep all families safe!
This is a sponsored article, written by me in partnership with Mumsnet and Fairy.