Decorating your kid's bedroom? Keep young children safe and sound with these basic safety steps
Think about bed location. Don’t position the bed underneath a window, directly against a radiator or with shelves, ledges or appliances above that a child can get hold of.
Avoid hanging heavy pictures or mirrors above the bed.
Secure freestanding furniture by fixing it to the wall with anti-toppling devices such as straps or fixing brackets.
Avoid open drawers that can be used as a climbing frame – use child-proof latches on lower drawers.
Avoid bunkbeds if your child is under six. Cabin beds are a better option if you can squeeze them in – there’ll be plenty of extra storage underneath too.
Use socket covers to keep plug sockets safe from probing fingers.
Secure all dangling lamp cords to prevent injury from pulling on them.
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Childproof the windows. Use latches that will let the window open no more than 10cm.
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