Update Kitchen Cabinets to be Safe for your Toddler's Wandering Hands
Having a toddler in your life is a treasure. But then again, behind the joy that a toddler brings to the family, there can be dangerous circumstances for them. It’s important to update your home for wandering hands and your kitchen cabinets are no exception. When it comes to your kitchen, you have to make it a point that you update your kitchen cabinets to ensure the safety of your little one.
Kitchen cabinets are often where dangerous items are kept. Toxic substances and hazardous chemicals can be the content of one or many of your kitchen cabinets. This is why it is very important to baby proof your kitchen cabinets not only for the sake of your toddler, but also for you to keep your peace of mind whenever they are playing in the kitchen.
First of all, you must keep toxic materials and chemicals away from your kitchen cabinets that can be reached by your baby. Move them to a higher area that is out of your baby's reach since ingestion of these can cause serious poisoning.
Aside from chemicals and toxic materials, another thing that can bring your toddler to danger is breakable material like glass bottles. It is best to store breakables on a shelf that is higher from your toddler's reach. If you are keeping sharp items like knives and scissors in your kitchen cabinet, see to it that you also update your kitchen cabinet by means of placing locks on them.
Locking your kitchen cabinets is also a good way of preventing your child from playing around dangerous materials. Buy enough locks and latches for your kitchen cabinets. The installation of the locks and latches that you have bought depends on the instructions for the installation presented by whoever manufactured the products. You can find specific hardware in the baby section of your local supermarket or baby store that are made with your little one in mind. They’re usually plastic, very sturdy and safe.
Once you have installed the locks on your kitchen cabinets, test all of them to make sure if you have done it right.
Keep in mind that setting a safe environment for the safety of your toddler must be on your list of priorities. Besides updating kitchen cabinets, also teach your children necessary rules whenever they are in the kitchen for them to be aware of the importance of being out of harm.