The number one goal for me as a parent is to create an environment that keeps my children healthy and happy. It can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But with priorities in order, it’s easier to make a home a safer environmental for kids. Here’s how:
Childproof your home
Creating a safe environment for your child is as important for you as it is for them. Childproofing the home is vital. Make sure that electrical outlets are covered, cabinet doors have child locks, and sharp edges are protected. Furniture like dressers and bookcases should be anchored to the wall to avoid being tipped over. Meanwhile, harmful items such as cleaning solutions or medicines should be kept locked away and out of reach.
You might also want to consider the temperature in the home and even the airflow to help with health issues such as asthma. Regular duct cleaning and home maintenance keeps your home safer, too.
Encourage a better night’s sleep
Sleep is a crucial part of the day for everyone but especially young children as it helps them develop. A good night’s rest can work wonders for their mood and energy levels. Quite frankly, promoting good sleeping patterns is a must. When thinking about sleep you need to think about the type of mattress they have and their room environment. Take note of the temperature at night, making sure it’s not too warm and too cool.
Improve bath time
Bath time can be an issue for many parents and kids. If you can improve this for your child, then you’re well on your way to creating a better home environment. You might want to look at upgrades that you can make and have things like cultured marble as an alternative to marble since it’s more hardwearing with children. There are also various toys and activities to help make it a little more fun.
It also helps to use shampoos and other hygiene items designed for kids. Remove those minor struggles and bath time will soon become a more fun activity.
Add more fun
An enjoyable home atmosphere will allow kids to enjoy a far happier childhood. Encouraging various hobbies that can be done at home together can make a world of difference. Not only will it encourage a better relationship with the home, but it’s also a way for you to interact with them.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
She is passionate about creating helpful and meaningful things.