Fit stair gates that are designed without the fixed bottom bars that adults and children so often trip over.
Give away glass tables. As soon as your babies / child can cruise around holding on to the furniture, it’s time to get rid of your glass tables. If your children doesn’t damage themselves on the edges, sooner or later, they will have a go at jumping on them.
Have enough side tables so that hot cups and fragile glasses aren’t put down on the floor, and these tables out of reach of little ones.
Mask sharp corners with corner guards or improvised solutions, such as Blu Tack covered with masking tape or if edges need to be covered temporarily a pillows or a cushion would do.
Use socket covers. A cheap safety essential for every home with young children, they look like thin platting plugs and cover sockets completely, making them impenetrable for playing fingers.
Keep flexes well out of reach, particularly the flex for the kettle, and site the kettle itself as far as back possible from the edge of the kitchen surface.
Give them a toy camera to snap some photos, some research shows that earlier age is the time they pick up their creativity. Maybe one day your kids may turn into a famous photographer??
Author: Katsu Nojiri
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Cherish your doctor
If you like and respect your doctor, make sure that you don’t miss appointment or waste time during the consultations. Always follow advice and encourage your children to be polite and compliant. A good doctor is a huge asset to a family, particularly in the early years, so show your gratitude through your family’s good manners.
If you don’t have to take the whole family to the doctor, leave them behind and just take whoever needs to go. Why expose everyone to waiting-room bugs if its not strictly necessary.
Keep it with your health visitor. Health visitors are not only for the early months, they are there to help you throughout your kid’s childhoods. If there’s something worrying you or you’d like to chat about a problem, seek their advice. They can offer invaluable support and wisdom for your children, babies and whole family.
Get information to help you decide whether or not to immunise your children or babies, and against which diseases. Try not to avoid the issue or delay the jabs because the experience becomes more uncomfortable and traumatic as your child get older and more aware of what is happening.
Give them a small piece of chocolate or another favourite snacks to treat your children after that.
Author: Katsu Nojiri
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