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When managing our home on a day to day and always regular basis, we often become concerned with how tidy and clean it is, as well as the utilities we use to manage the vulnerable people within our family. For instance, keeping our sofas clean and the cushions in good shape, making sure that the staircase carpet is in good condition, essential pest and termite control, resolving any cracks or uneven garden path problems could be included in this.


Yet when managing our homes in regards to our children’s needs, safety, rather than the cosmetic necessities, is the most important. This is especially true if  you’re a parent to an autistic child, a child with special needs, or a child with a disability. The same goes for if you have an elderly person living within the property. But of course, these aren’t the only two qualifiers that should convince you to prioritize a safe home, as keeping this space as protected as possible is key for longevity and wellbeing within those four walls.


In this post, we’ll discuss a few measures you can use to keep your home safe, especially for your children:


Drawer Locks


Drawer and cupboard locks can prevent a child from opening a storage compartment they have no business being interested in. Theses catches can be installed so that without applying pressure to them and ‘unhooking’ them against the latch while pulling, they won’t open. This can prevent even the most dexterous child from opening them. Of course, it’s essential to be careful, suc has in storing cleaning chemicals out of reach, but it can help you avoid all of your cupboards from effectively becoming no-go storage zones.


Corner Protectors


Corner protectors can apply to kitchen tables and coffee tables, or any other sharper furniture edge that may be ran into or otherwise serve as a nasty obstacle. These foam additions are usually corner-shaped with a strip of adhesive to keep them safe and secure. This will help even the most active child avoid unnecessary injury should they trip, fall, or misjudge how far they are from a furniture element when moving at speed past it. We cannot always keep a perfect eye on our children, so having this kind of safety precaution can be key.


Plug Sockets


It’s essential to make sure your plug sockets are inaccessible. Depending on where you live, the likelihood of a child hurting themselves can differ. For instance, in the United Kingdom, plug sockets have been designed so that without a latch-pulling three-pronged plug socket, access to the two active electrical segments is impossible. That said, using plastic coverings that help totally dissuade a child from playing with these fixtures is essential no matter where you are. Of course, teaching your children with discipline that these are not to be played with is essential, but making that lesson foolproof is also key.


With this advice, we’re certain you’ll be able to keep your home safe for your child.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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