Hazards You Might Be Overlooking When Childproofing Your Home

Having a family with children is both exciting and rewarding, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. One of the most important tasks for parents is childproofing their home to protect their little ones from potential dangers. While most parents are aware of the more obvious hazards like sharp corners and electrical sockets, there are other hazards that can easily be overlooked. This article will discuss the potential dangers of dustbins, blind chords and fridge magnets in the home, and offer tips on how to safely childproof these areas.


The contents of dustbins can be dangerous for children; they can be filled with sharp objects, not to mention the dust they could breathe into their lungs. Parents should keep dustbins out of reach or put a lid on them so children cannot get into them. Also look into child locks that can prevent your child from getting in even if they manage to get to the bin. If you have a large trash can in your kitchen, it is especially important to keep it out of reach.

Blind Chords

Long cords can be dangerous for children because they may try to play with them and get tangled in them. To keep your child safe, you should tie up the cords so they are out of reach and not near any furniture that your child could climb on. If your child is still young enough to have a crib, you should place the crib away from blinds so your child can’t grab onto the cords. 

Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets can be fun reminders of times gone by, but they can also pose a danger to curious small children. They may try to take them off the fridge and put them in their mouth, which can be a choking hazard as well as simply being unsanitary. It is important to keep all magnets out of reach so your child cannot get to them. You should also make sure that any magnets on the fridge are securely attached and will not fall off randomly.

While it’s important to be aware of the more obvious dangers in your home, don’t forget about these other potential hazards. By taking the time to childproof your home, you can help keep your children safe from harm. What are some other things you do to childproof your home?

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