Toddlers and babies can get into everything in your home very quickly. Children can get into toxic cleaning chemicals or oven burners that could severely injure them. Child proof your kitchen and keep your family safe and make your home better for everyone. Rasmussen Custom Cabinets wants to help your family by creating beautiful and safe solutions for your home.
1- Check For Sharp Edges And Corners
In homes, sharp corners and edges are expected. Cabinets can commonly cause sharp edges, but so can coffee tables, play areas, fridges, and more. If you know where sharp edges are located in your home, you can attempt to keep your children away, but also implement covers or protection for the corners.
2- Use Child-Resistant Cabinets And Drawers
Cabinets should help to keep appliances, glass, and food out of the hands of children. Cabinets can be custom-made before installation to be harder to open. You can also create cabinets with locks that can protect things longer than just while your children are young and can help your whole family.
3- Keep Toxic Spices And Alcohol Secure
In case you didn’t know, many spices are toxic to young children, and getting into alcohol can be harmful to children. These items should be stored out of the reach of children, and kept locked.
4- Unplug Small Appliances When Not In Use
When you are not using your toaster, air fryer, or blender, unplug them to keep children from pulling on them or accidentally turning them on. Small appliances may not seem like a big deal, but children can pull them on top of them and get hurt, so this area is worth it to child proof. With moving parts, heat, and electricity, there are many things that could go wrong.
Small appliances can also drain electricity and make your bill higher if you leave them plugged in when not in use. So not only does this hack help protect your children, it can help improve the bill for your whole family.
5- Beware Of Foldable Chairs
Most of your furniture is pretty stable, but if you have foldable or collapsable pieces these can be a problem for toddlers. Chairs or tables that collapse can pinch fingers, fold on top of children, or suffocate by having them on top of them. Foldable furniture can be convenient and removable from your space, just be sure to watch children while they eat in your kitchen.
6- Install Safety Locks
Safety locks are available to install on your cabinets during the season of curious children and help child proof your kitchen. Safety locks can protect items that have a specific place, keep knives away from children, and protect your cleaning supplies. There are multiple options for locks that don’t hurt your cabinets. Some of these options are:
- Adhesive strips
- Magnetic locks
- Sliding locks
- Spring latches
Safety locks can be a temporary solution that makes it hard for children to open cupboards and drawers. Just make sure they are removable for a future homeowner or when you look to sell your home.
Child Proof Cabinets With Rasmussen
Our team at Rasmussen Custom Cabinets wants to create a space that is safe and functional for your whole family. Your home should be able to grow with you and make living easier. Baby-proofing and toddler-proofing cabinets are important for the safety of your children, and we understand that.
With many options for materials, sizes, shelving, and design, Rasmussen Custom Cabinets can give you something that you will be proud of. Your home should pack a punch and have your guests asking questions. With unique colors and builds, our cabinets are focal points of homes all across Utah. Contact us today to ask about our process and get your project started.