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Childproofing your property: Making home as safe as possible

By Ben Faulks

Having a child changes your life in immeasurable ways. There are so many thing that you need to take into consideration, you'd be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. However, one of the first things that should be taken care of is making your Belconnen real estate as childproof as possible. 

Ensuring safety in your home is an essential part of preparing for a child's arrival. The average home has a number of hazards that could cause injury to a young person. Here are some of the things you need to do to help you prepare. 

Scope out potential problems

The best way to get an idea about potential hazards around your home is to get on a young child's level. Looking around your house on your hands and knees will give you an accurate understanding of all the things within grabbing reach like drawers or electrical cords. 

Installing gates

If you have a double storey home, this is a particularly important point to take to heart. Installing a temporary gate at the top and bottom of your stairs will prevent your young one from being able to traverse the staircase – removing a major fall hazard and preventing injuries from occurring. 

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