When you have kids at home, you can’t help but wonder almost all the time about what they are doing and if they are safe, especially if you are not looking after them. Kids care more about fun than safety, thus you cannot take any chances on their safety. After all, it is you who will run around seeking solutions when make messes or get injured.
One of the things to pay attention to is the sofas. Kids enjoy jumping on couches while in the living room and they do not know how to maintain them clean. They will spill drinks on them, drop food items and sit on them with dirty clothes, and step on them with dirty feet or shoes. It doesn’t matter how many times to tell them not to, they can’t stop. To minimize your pressure and keep them comfortable at the same time, purchase leather sofas of high quality that are sturdy and easy to clean. Or, choose slip covered couches that have fabric which is stain resistant for easy cleaning.
Next, take extra caution with your coffee tables and cupboards. It is not advisable to buy sharp edged furniture for your home when you have kids who are learning to walk. Sharp edged furniture is hazardous, very painful when a person runs themselves against its corners, and it can cause serious injuries. Instead, purchase round and oval shaped tables and have them cushioned if you can to make them dull, and cupboards with blunted edges. This minimizes the chances of injuries to your kids, especially when they get rough. Do not purchase cupboards for your home when you have young kids, but if it is inevitable, make sure they are very heavy and not placed in rooms where kids often go.
The kind of flooring you choose when you have kids around is also critical. The best kind of floor to invest in is the type that is slip resistant, easy to clean, and warm. Hardwood floors are not difficult to clean, but one can easily slide on them when they have their socks on. Concrete floors can be cleaned easily too, but they get very cold sometimes. Try carpet tiles because they are easy to clean, slip resistant, and warm on the feet.
Your walls are also another source of stress with young kids around, especially those at the crayons stage. But, you can coat your walls with an easy to clean type of paint in areas where the kids frequent a lot or install chalkboards on the walls to make both you and your kids happy. Again, it doesn’t matter how many times you tell your kids not to do stuff, they will always find a way to annoy you. Be smart!