Safety measures for homes with children


HOMES can be full of dangers for the smallest members of the family.

Children are curious by nature and tend to explore their home and surroundings, ignoring risks they may face.

Statistics reveal that the kitchen, bathroom and living room are the most dangerous rooms in the house for kids, and the majority of visits to A&E are caused by domestic accidents. Yet a few simple steps can go a long way to making the home baby and child safe.

Bars and gates

Once they start to crawl, the dangers begin. Safety bars and gates can help avoid falls and should be placed on stairs, balconies, windows, doors, etc.

Safe sockets

Electrical sockets tend to be at a height which begs little fingers to explore. Various types of protectors can be found on the market, either to insert into the sockets or to screw or fit over the top.

Door and drawer locks

Specific child-proof products can be found to make sure small people cannot get into cupboards and drawers holding potentially lethal items such as cleaning products or medicines.

Bathroom risks

Slippery surfaces are dangerous enough for adults in bathrooms, let alone for children. Non-slip mats or stickers for baths and showers are a must, as are locks to stop tiny tots trying to learn to swim in the toilet.

Bath toys that change colour when the water is too hot are another great idea to avoid painful burns.

© No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

We welcome comments from readers on our website and across our social networks. We invite you to discuss issues and share your views and we encourage robust debate and criticism provided it is civil.

However we reserve the right to reject or edit comments that:

• Contain offensive language
• Include personal attacks of any kind
• Are likely to offend or target any ethnic, racial, nationality or religious group
• Are homophobic, transphobic, sexist, offensive or obscene
• Contain spam or include links to other sites
• Are clearly off topic
• Impersonate an individual or organisation, are fraudulent, defamatory of any person, threatening or invasive of another’s privacy or otherwise illegal
• Are trolling or threatening
• Promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services

You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us, without limitation, in any format.