Most accidents involving children, babies and toddlers happen around the home, and are often under reported. DreamBaby are the market leaders in children’s safety products and they are urging parents and carers to check their homes with the mini poster they have designed.
The ’10 Easy Ways to Childproof your Home’ DreamBaby mini poster has been designed to offer families a brief and simple reference to childproofing the home. The mini poster is easy to download from the website and display in the home to act as a reminder of all the aspects of child safety.
The poster offers a step by step, simple guide to keeping the family safe as it outlines some easy precautions that can be taken to keep the little people in your house safe.
Single sentence explanations along with a demonstrative picture of the safety hazard we need to look out for is the basis of the poster so that it is easy to follow and instruct all members of the family, even from quite a young age, so that older siblings can also get involved in ensuring that the smallest members of the household are protected as well as possible.
Step One – Safe with Gates – The most effective way to keep little ones away from the dangerous areas of bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and stairs is with a safety gate. DreamBaby offers a wide range of gates to suit your home and requirements. They come in a range of colours and heights and with extensions if required.
Step Two – Bathroom Safety – Bathrooms can be quite a danger for little people. Two hot tips are to make sure your hot water levels are correctly set to avoid scalds. Avoid slips and spills with DreamBaby’s Colour Changing Non Slips (RRP $9.95) that feature safety pads that change colour to help prevent accidental scaldings as well as falls in the bath. They are easy to use in both a baby bath and the regular bath.
Step Three – Curtain and Blind Safety – Strangulation is a very real potential hazard for small children when dangling blind and curtain cords are present. To ensure that any areas your little explorers are cord free you can get DreamBaby Blind Cord wind-ups 2 Pack (RRP $4.45)
Step Four – Cabinets, Cupboards and Drawers – Little people love to explore their surrounding and as they learn new skills they love to get into everything they can open which means no cupboard, drawer or cabinet is safe. Installing a range of latches, catches and locks on all cabinets, drawers and cupboards will help keep your young ones safe. DreamBaby Sliding Locks 3 pack (RRP $9.95) fit easily to cabinet knobs and handles and with a simple sliding action it closes tight to help keep children out of cupboards.
I have one of these I’m using in my kitchen at the moment with my two little monkeys, that seem to be able to get at ANYTHING, no matter where I put it or how I secure it they manage to get past it – well I let them at the Sliding Lock and it has them both beat so this is one that will work. Another option is the DreamBaby Safety Catches 6 pack (RRP $5.45) that are easy to install, simple to use and effectively and safely secure cupboards and drawers.
Step Five – Stove Top Safety – Children watch the adults in their lives as they go about their daily tasks and they want to be like the grown ups so it’s second nature for them to try and get at everything they see they adults with – which makes the stove a very major danger zone. To help prevent fragile little hands from scalds and burns when they grab at hot plates and saucepans it pays to install a DreamBaby Stove Guard (RRP $29.95), which will also work on bench tops and counters.
Step Six – Window Safety – Sliding doors and windows around the home present dangers so the NEW DreamBaby Sliding Door and Window Lock (RRP $5.95) is a great help, another option is the DreamBaby Window Latch (RRP $5.95). The Window Latch will limit window opening and is easily fitted to most outward opening windows.
Step Seven – Corner Caution – Sharp corners in the home can be dangerous and cause many tears, eggs, lumps and bruises. Protecting against sharp corners in the home is quite simple with DreamBaby Corner Cushions 4 pack (RRP $3.95). So pick some up today and say goodbye to scratches from all those sharp corners that always seem to get in the way.
Step Eight – More Bathroom Safety – DreamBaby Toilet Lock (RRP $6.95) will ensure that every toddlers inbuilt fascination with the toilet is kept at bay. This lock prevents children from opening the toilet and is also useful on appliances, cupboards and cabinets but is not recommended for wooden toilets. To go along with this is reinforcing with the family that the toilet door needs to remain closed and the lock engaged when finished.
Step Nine – Refrigerator Safety – Fridges and freezers have an inbuilt sonar that calls to children, I’m sure of it. Or it could just be that they know that’s where the food comes from which makes it a place you need to get to know better. Great logic for little ones but not so flash for safety. So to ensure they can’t get into your fridge and freezer install a DreamBaby Refrigerator Latch (RRP $5.45).
Step Ten – Door Safety – Doorways can be extremely unsafe! What with catching fingers as they shut, being slammed with a little hand in the wrong position or having a child accidently locking themselves into a room. Dreambaby has a few door solutions to ensure that your particular situation is catered for. Stop Slam (RRP $6.95) will prevent doors from slamming shut and will help avoid jamming fingers, these are easy to install and remove as required. The Under Door Gripper (RRP $5.95) is another perfect option to stop doors from slamming and pinching fingers. All you need to do is slip it under the door and it will help hold the door open, it’s suitable on most floor surfaces. Then there is also the DreamBaby Door Stopper Foam 2 pack (RRP $8.95) which grips onto doors and is simple to remove which means it is a fantastic solution for use when travelling as well as at home.
For stockists, more products and more information you visit them on the web at: www.dreambaby.com.au or call (02) 9386 4000