It’s critical to prioritise safety when designing a child’s bedroom so that your child can play safely and rest soundly without any dangers. The following advice will help you create a child’s bedroom that is safe.
Choose furniture that is sturdy and safe
It is important to have sturdy furniture in a child’s room. Children can be unaware of their surroundings when playing, and if the furniture in their room is not sturdy, it may tip over or collapse when bumped into, causing injuries to the child. Additionally, furniture that is not sturdy may not be able to withstand the wear and tear of a child’s use. It may break or become unstable, which can also be dangerous.
When choosing furniture for a child’s room, look for pieces made of solid wood or other durable materials. Avoid furniture that is made of particle board or other flimsy materials that may not hold up well over time.
Avoid sharp corners
Avoid sharp corners in a child’s room. Children can be very active and playful, and they may run into or fall into furniture, so if the furniture has sharp corners, it can cause injuries such as cuts or bruises. Use rounded furniture or place corner protectors on sharp edges to prevent injuries. Additionally, choose furniture and decor that are made of soft materials, such as cushions and stuffed animals, to cushion any falls or impacts.
Install window guards
Children can be curious and may not understand the danger of falling out of a window. Window guards can prevent children from accidentally falling out of a window, which can be especially important if the child’s room is on an upper floor. It’s important to note that window guards should be properly installed and be able to be opened easily in case of an emergency. Furthermore, installing new windows that are lockable will increase your child’s safety as you can lock and unlock them as you please, as well as give you the benefits of double glazing, which helps soundproof, draught-proof, and insulate your home.
Make sure curtains and blinds are out of reach
Children can easily get tangled in long window treatments, and this can be dangerous. If a child gets tangled in a cord or string from a blind or curtain, it can cause suffocation or strangulation. There are some solutions to this problem; one of them is to install cordless window coverings. These types of window coverings eliminate the need for cords and the risk of injury. Another solution would be to install cord cleats, or tension devices, which will keep the cord taut and out of reach of children.
Choose a low bed
Low beds are safer than high beds in the event of a fall. If a child falls out of a high bed, they are more likely to get hurt than if they fall out of a low bed. Furthermore, a low bed is more accessible to children. It is easier for them to get in and out of a low bed, which can be especially helpful for younger children or children with mobility issues. Lastly, a lower bed can help children feel more independent. They can climb in and out of bed on their own, which can give them a sense of autonomy and self-confidence.
By keeping safety in mind when designing your child’s bedroom, you can create a comfortable and safe space for them to play and sleep. For window installation information or other home improvement information contact a member of our specialist team today.
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