Of all the rooms in your house, it is probably the kitchen at home which poses the most danger to safety, particularly if you have young children. Preventing slips, trips and falls as well as other accidents in the kitchen is just one of many priorities you have as a parent. Fortunately, help is available. The following five tips are simple, easy to follow and can go a long way to preventing kitchen accents.
- Adhesive cabinet locks
Let’s face it, children of a certain age are nosy and inquisitive. Of course, this desire to explore is something that ought be encouraged, but only in the right place. When you think about the sharp objects and harmful chemicals housed in the kitchen, having children opening kitchen cupboards all over the place is simply not safe and is almost certain to lead to a painful and dangerous accident in the kitchen. Simple locks will prevent prying fingers getting into places they shouldn’t.
- Stove/cooker knob covers
Children will often grab, turn and twist things without having any idea what it is they are doing. In the kitchen, this can lead to ovens or gas hobs being inadvertently turned on. These ingenious gadgets can prevent serious accidents in the kitchen.
- Plug covers
Children and electricity simply do not mix, yet plug points are an essential feature of any kitchen. Prevent electrical accidents with plug covers which make it impossible for young fingers to prod and probe where they shouldn’t.
- Double door fridge guard
This invention can be a lifesaver in both a financial and safety sense. As well as preventing kitchen accidents from small arms straining to reach food, it also stops hungry mouths eating you out of house and home when your back is turned.
- Childproof door lock and pinch guard
A must have for any house with a pantry or if there are times where you don’t want the children to access the kitchen, such as when the floor is drying to prevent slips in the kitchen. Easy to install, they are a simple solution to what could be a dangerous problem.
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Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice