7 Simple Ways to Create a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

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With so many potential dangers in your kitchen, it's important to employ necessary safety precautions to keep your family safe. Here are some quick tips to help you childproof your kitchen.

 

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Avoid using tablecloths

Avoid using tablecloths on your dining room table or kitchen island. Children can pull on the ends and cause plates and sharp utensils to fall. Instead of a tablecloth, think about decorative placemats or other attractive settings that present less of a danger.

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Store sharp objects

Lock sharp objects, matches, lighters, and cleaning products in a drawer. Make sure you store dangerous or sharp objects at a height only accessible to adults.

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Make your floor less slippery

Waxing and polishing your floor increases the likelihood of a fall or a slip. Lay down rugs to prevent children falling in the kitchen.

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Be cautious while cooking

Keep your children away from hot liquids or foods to avoid an accident. Turn your pot handles toward the back of your stove to avoid accidental spills.

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Put up a gate

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Install cabinet locks

Install childproof locks on your lower cabinets. You should only need to install locks on child-accessible cabinets. You can also remove anything dangerous from lower spaces to reduce the risk of injury without installing locks.

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Childproof electric areas

Switch off and unplug all electrical appliances immediately after use. Roll up the power cords and don't leave any dangling within reach. By hiding electrical cords and covering outlets with plastic covers, you can minimize a potential accident.

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By creating a childproof kitchen, you can spend more time cooking and less time worrying about accidents.

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