Wednesday, 29 August 2018

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

It's been just over a year since we moved into our lovely house. And I can finally say that we are nearly at the point where it's sorted. Recently we had an office installed into our garage as well as getting the downstairs painted. Living in a house with two small children and a dog, things are never going to look perfect. It's always messy, there are always hand prints on the mirrors and shoes by the door. But one thing I did want to make sure was that I felt safe in our home. So in collaboration with the Gas Safety Register, here are some steps we have taken to make sure that whilst we may go to bed in an untidy house, we can sleep soundly knowing that it's safe.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

Smoke Detectors
We have smoke detectors throughout our house. Ours are actually fitted to the mains so we don't have to worry about changing the batteries. We have three floors and have made sure that every floor is covered. I can also confirm that we have told our children that Father Christmas watches them through the smoke detectors. And that these secret cameras will let him know if they are on the naughty list or not. Try it...it works!

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

Regular Gas Appliance Checks
Even though the weather has been a bit warmer recently it is still really important to get your gas appliances checked out. In fact 1300 gas appliances were identified as unsafe by Gas Safety Register's inspection teams last summer which is 18% higher than in winter months. Unsafe gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. So we always make sure that we keep on top of getting our appliances checked. This is a job we would NEVER do ourselves. If you want to find out more information about where to find a professional please check out the gas safe register here.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Leading on from the point above when we first moved in together my mother in law sent Stephen to our house with all his belongings plus popped in a carbon monoxide (CO) detector and a fire safety blanket that we now keep in the kitchen. Both can be bought off amazon and we currently keep a carbon monoxide detector on the second floor. If we did ever detect any carbon monoxide we wouldn't cut corners and would ensure that again we would get in touch with a registered engineer. If you've not got a detector look out for signs of CO poisoning; headaches, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

Keep Harmful Products Out Of Reach
I LOVE organising. So I get really excited about buying storage boxes. In our kitchen I bought some lovely ones from IKEA and this is where I keep items I don't really want little hands to get to. For example bleach. I also have a child proof box where I keep my washing pods as they look like giant sweets. All medicine is also tucked away where only an adult can reach.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Home Safe

Keep Harmful Products Out Of Site
When we converted our garage I decided I wanted shelving in the storage section so got some really sturdy metal shelves relatively cheaply off Amazon. This is where we keep all the items we don't want the children to get anywhere near. Items such as paint thinner, weed killer, tools anything that we feel need to be locked away from them. And there is even a shelf? For playdoh and paints...as in our house those items require adult supervision.

There are a range of other steps we take to keep our children safe in the home. From big steps like regularly getting our fireplace checked out, to little things like ensuring that they aren't left alone with one of my many candles on. Thanks so much to the Gas Safe Register for sponsoring this post and I would love to hear in the comments any ways that you make sure your little family are safe and happy. Especially for those of you who have toddlers who play by their own rules in the home!
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  1. With having an autistic daughter in a 3rd floor flat who is likely to jump or run when having a meltdown we have all windows locked so they can not be opened wide, our balcony door is always locked with the key out (when we do have it open they know they do not go out without an adult they are 9,7 and 5) and we have a high deadlock on our front door

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