Tips for Child Proofing Your Laundry Room

Tips for Child Proofing Your Laundry Room

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You might be a baby-proofing professional, but the laundry room can throw you for a curve, especially if you have more than one child. Some children are particularly skilled at getting into things they are not supposed to. This is why the laundry room may peak their curiosity! As with anything involving the safety of your children, childproofing your laundry room should be taken seriously. The good news is that it takes little effort in order to receive a huge impact! Below are a few simple ways to baby proof your laundry room so you can have peace of mind for your littles!

Lock Up the Detergent

If possible, the detergent should be put in a high cabinet or shelf, but if a low cabinet is the only thing available be sure that it is locked tightly. If your child knows how to open child-proof locks, opt for an actual lock that has a combination to keep those curious fingers at bay! According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were more than 11,500 accident exposures to liquid laundry packets in 2016 for children under the age of five.

Keep Detergent The Packaging

While it is tempting to put your detergent in a decorative bottle or pretty bins to fancy up your space, fight the urge to do so! You don’t want your children thinking that your detergent is a game and accidentally get it on their skin or worse, in their eyes!

Secure Washers and Dryers

Securing the doors on your washer and dryer is especially important if you have a front loader machine, which is the perfect height for a small, nosey child. In addition, you should also tell your child to never crawl inside the machine. If you have a front loader machine, you can purchase a lock in order to go the extra mile to keep your kids safe.

Keep Kids Out of the Laundry Room

If your washer and dryer are located in a room that has a door, put a lock on the door and keep it locked when you aren’t there. The best way to keep your children safe is to limit their access to the laundry room.

Keep the Iron Away

If you iron often, be sure to store it out of reach at all times. This is ten times more applicable if you have just finished using it and it is still hot.

Let Them Help

Most children love to help with chores around the house, so include them because you sure will miss it once they become teens! Let them help by putting dirty clothes in the washer, or returning the folded laundry to the correct place.

Keeping your children safe is important and by following the above steps, your laundry room is nice and secure!

For more child proofing tips around your house contact the professionals at Handyman House Techs provides professional and reliable home improvement and repair services, including kitchen, and bathroom remodels. No job is too small or big. We are located in Gulfport, MS. If you need some extra help around your home, give us a call for a free, no obligation, quote at (228) 297-0063 or visit us on our website www.handymanhousetechs.com!

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