When I was pregnant, I spent a month engaged in the arrangement of the apartment. Soap, cleaned, decorated. But with the advent of my daughter, or rather, with the beginning of the moment when she began to move around the apartment on her own, I realized how many dangers conceals our dwelling and all my decorations were completely useless.
And then I was just terrified! And before, I just did not think about it.
Danger at every turn!
Well, let’s start with the fact that all surfaces have become dangerous. One unsuccessful step – and tyuk head. Most of all, I fear the sharp corners of the tables and glass doors in the cabinets. My daughter loves banging toys on the glass and spinning at the tables. And we are constantly trying to open doors and drawers. Accordingly, you can painfully pinch your hand.
The most dangerous place in our apartment is the kitchen. There and the oven, and boiling water, and tableware. And, of course, the child pulls it there – it is simply impossible to ban it. We, besides, have a big fridge with magnets – that’s how it attracts with its beauty the little one. And we also love to take the tablecloth off the table – well, and then there are knives, forks, spoons. In general, the real danger.
A separate conversation – this medicine and various household tools. Previously, I had everything beautifully arranged and laid out on the shelves. But once the child saw once, as I climbed into the closet behind the thermometer, it was already impossible to stop it!
We are also very attracted by the window! By the way, there is a folding table near the sofa – just right at the window. My daughter quickly learned to climb the table on the pillows, and then on the window. It is also impossible to stop it!
And we have a TV set on our own! We have it located on the coffee table, and the child constantly shakes him behind the screen. I feel the fall is simply inevitable.
And now we began to walk on our own, and the zone of our movements generally ceased to have any boundaries. All that lies on the open shelves immediately falls off. And there I can have scissors, nail files, trifles and other dangerous things.
In general, every corner in the apartment became insanely dangerous! And it’s time to change your usual way of life.
Minimize the danger
I started with the purchase of the corners and special fixers for doors and shelves. Here, I hope, if we fly to the corner, it will not be so painful. Well, our favorite doors and shelves are no longer pinched handles.
Then I collected all the medicines in a pile and put them in a drawer of a high chest of drawers, which I, too, with difficulty open. And all household chemicals we found ourselves on the very top shelf of the kitchen.
By the way, about the kitchen – I had to put a lock on the door so that the child did not slip there by chance. But in any case, all the magnets are removed, the tablecloths too, the knives and forks are no longer left on the table. And we pushed the kettle away.
Then I figured out the table by the window – we just moved it to another place, against the wall. There the child was no longer interested. And the TV had to be hung on a special bracket above the ceiling – it still does not get there.
All the shelves also had to be cleaned – now there are only toys, and soft ones. At this point, if such a toy falls on the head, it will not be painful.
Soft carpets had to be put on the floor, the purity of which now has to be observed every day. Now I’m not afraid that my daughter will get hurt about screws in the floor and will hit hard when she falls.
In general, now I have to constantly monitor where my things are, where my child is. Of course, it is impossible to foresee everything, but I tried to avoid obvious dangers. But I feel that this is only the beginning and in the future we will again have to outweigh something, get rid of something.
Momma, how do you make your child’s stay safe in the apartment? Share the secrets! After all, it is impossible to constantly walk around the handle)