‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, cozy fires and delicious treats. It’s the time of year for your little one to experience the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of holidays - perhaps for the very first time! This month we share some tips to help make your home safer for those “tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” as you celebrate this winter.
As the weather gets colder and people start using their fireplaces, it is important to protect small children with a fireplace guard. According to safekids.org, every day, 3 children under the age of 6 go to the Emergency Room for burns related to fireplaces, including gas fireplaces.
Has the time come to hire a full-time nanny so you can return to work or do you simply need a babysitter for the occasional day of errands or date night?
Either way, it is imperative to help your new caregiver get started on the right foot to ensure a successful, long-term relationship. Entrusting your child to a new caregiver can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are ways to ease the transition and ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Whether your child moves around in their sleep or stays in one position all night, bed rails are important for added bedroom and sleep safety. Installing bed rails on your little one's bed will provide an extra safety barrier that will help both you and your child sleep peacefully at night.
Here are a few benefits of bed rails that will help you and your toddler have a good night's sleep:
Fall prevention: While children are transitioning into different bed types, bed rails provide a safety barrier to help avoid potentially dangerous falls while sleeping as they get used to their new sleeping environment.
Security & Comfort: A large benefit of bed rails is the feeling of safety and comfort. They offer reliability by acting as a wall, similar to your little one's experience sleeping in a crib. This can be important for children and their families, as they can sleep better at night knowing that their loved ones are safer and more comfortable in their new bed.
Wondering which Dreambaby® bed rail is best for your home?
Explore our bed rail options below, the ideal bed rail will depend on your bed and preferences!
Every parent understands that parenthood is a juggling act. Between mealtime, playtime and everything else in between, safety proofing can sometimes take a back seat for longer than it should. That is why we want to share some more information on safety latches as a fast and efficient way to start childproofing your home.
When picking the right locks and latches for your home, keep in mind that children learn and imitate behaviours by watching and listening to those around them. As they watch and learn, they may be able to open the latches quicker than you’d expect, so that's why it's suggested that parents use a variety of locks and latches around the home. The simpler the latch is to use, the easier it is for your little genius to figure it out.
When it comes to babyproofing your home there is a running “to-do” list at all times that covers everything from covering electrical outlets to installing safety gates in all doorways. Today, we are going to focus on doorknobs and lever locks to prevent little ones from accessing unwanted internal rooms or potentially dangerous household areas such as laundry rooms, garages and bathrooms.
Restrict access to certain rooms by using our Dreambaby® Door Knob Covers and Lever Door Locks. Continue reading to learn the differences and determine which option is best for your specific space:
Door Knob Covers can be used in all rooms of the house. A door knob cover helps to prevent a child from opening the door by making it more complicated to turn the knob, similar to c
It’s often said, the kitchen is the heart of the home and where families spend the most time together. With that in mind, keeping the kitchen area as safe as possible is vital for children to help eliminate potentially unsafe areas.
With holiday excitement in the air, safety proofing might not be top of mind when beginning to decorate your home.
Here are 5 easy ways you can make help make your home safer for children amidst the holidays!
As you begin to plan out your baby’s room, your new bundle of joy is sure to spend quite a bit of time in their nursery. The nursery is the place for your little one to rest and grow, ensure its baby proofed so they can rest comfortably - and as parents can rest comfortably too.
Ideally, parenting experts recommend starting as early as three months before your due date to ensure you give yourself enough time - should your little one decide to come a little early.