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Child-Proofing Your Arizona Home

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on January 31, 2013

AZ Home Safety TipsIf you want to protect your children from injuries in your home, there are a lot of things that you will have to change. When you first bring a baby into your home, the people around you have many different suggestions for protecting your precious bundle of joy. But what about as your children start to grow and become a more normal part of your family and household?

You may become more complacent and forget that child proofing is a necessity at every stage and in every room of your home. This becomes even more important when your children begin to move around your home on their own and you can no longer watch them every second of every day. Here are some of the easiest and best ways to child proof the areas of your home where your son or daughter is most likely to get hurt.

  • Invest in rubber covers for the spout and handles in your bathtub. The covers for the handles should be geared to keep your children from being able to freely turn them, so they cannot change the temperature of running water. The cover for the spout should cover all of the corners and entire front surface of the spout, just in case your child should lean or fall forward and bump his or her head.
  • Special edge protectors for your coffee table, kitchen table, and other surfaces with sharp corners. Thousands of children run head on into sharp corners on tables and cupboards every year. Cheap corner covers can protect your child from stitches and serious eye injuries.
  • Locks for cupboards and the toilet. The best way to protect your child from pinching their hands in cupboards or the toilet lid, or from falling into the toilet, is to put child safety locks on them. Locks are also available for your door handles to keep small kids of out rooms where they don’t belong.
  • Hug-around door stoppers. Nothing is more heartbreaking than hearing the sound of your child’s screams as they shut a bedroom door on their fingers. Hug-around door stoppers can prevent doors in your home from shutting without significant pressure being placed on the door.

At the Breyer Law Offices P.C., the safety of children throughout Arizona is our priority. To learn more about how we can help you, call our offices today.

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