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Parental Controls – Tips and Tricks

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Today, numerous manufacturers have several products on the market to make a home or apartment safe for babies and children. Child protection ensures that the greatest dangers in your home are made harmless.

BOXIE24 has listed the possible sources of danger in the household for you and shown possible solutions that will help you to make your home child-safe for posterity.

13 Sources of danger with appropriate child safety

  1. Cupboard doors and drawers: it is not necessarily life-threatening, but you can quickly get your fingers between them or get hurt in another way. Magnetic cabinet locks can serve as a solution. This offers several advantages: you cannot see them from the outside and they can be easily installed using an adhesive strip and removed again when they are no longer needed.

  2. Power Outlets: Since most outlets are just above the ground, they invite many children and babies to put their fingers or objects in them. On the one hand, it must be made clear to children about the dangers that lurk everywhere, and on the other hand there are practical child safety devices. These twist mechanism child locks have proven themselves and are also relatively easy to remove without damage when the children are old enough.

  3. Stove: This is another major danger for children, as the stove gets very hot and is a source of all kinds of accidents: burns, burns and injuries. The ideal solution for this is a stove protection, as it effectively protects the stove – regardless of whether it is gas or not. A pan cannot fall over and children (hands) cannot get on the hot surface.

  4. Window: The window is also a great potential for accidents, which are often overlooked. Children falling from windows or balconies are still more common than expected. Because children have a great urge to discover, which parents are not always prepared for. That is why windows and balcony doors should not be easy for young people to open. Well-known lock manufacturers offer different types of child locks. This can often also be combined with a burglar alarm. So you kill two birds with one stone.

  5. Nooks and crannies: Children in particular who take their first steps and are no longer on all fours are likely to make painful discoveries: every corner and edge carries the risk of painful bumps, scratches or even cuts. A corner protector, which is usually transparent and attached with glue, is a good choice for child safety. Again, removal is easy when the kids are old enough. For some corners, a do-it-yourself child restraint can also be suitable: a cut tennis ball may not be the best solution, but it is just as effective.

  6. Stairs: Children have yet to learn to climb stairs, but only when walking and running on one level will they work properly and safely. Until the child is ready, a stair gate is the right choice for child safety. Stair protection has proven itself in almost all households with children and stairs.

  7. Bathtub: Even for the elderly there is an incredible risk of injury here, just like the shower. You can slip quickly, especially when getting in and out. The ideal solution for this is an anti-slip mat or anti-slip sticker. Both prevent you from slipping. The anti-slip stickers can also be stuck on the tiles in front of the bathtub, because when leaving the bathtub can also slip here.

  8. Changing mat: Here too, something can happen very quickly, especially the phase when babies start to crawl presents an incredible risk of danger. Proper parental control is fall protection and observant parents who do not allow themselves to be distracted.

  9. Chemicals / Medicines: Washing powder or detergents, pipe cleaners, rat poison, fertilizers, dishwasher tablets, medicines and other hazardous substances present in the household can be very dangerous and even fatal if swallowed. That is why all these toxic substances should be stored centrally in a lockable place. A “hazardous materials cupboard” in the basement is suitable for this.

  10. Doors: a child’s hand can easily get caught here too. Provide suitable door stoppers to prevent doors from slamming. Locking doors is also not a permanent solution.

  11. Televisions: earlier tube televisions posed no threat here, but the new generation actually only has flat screen televisions, which also entails new risks. It takes little effort to tilt a flat screen TV. The correct child safety device is a tilt safety device, which is available in different versions. Another option is to mount the TV to the wall with a wall bracket.

  12. Computer: Parental controls can be used when the kids are first interested in computers and the Internet. Parental controls prevent access to pages that the child should not see from the start. You can also use the backup to specify times when a user can have access. This way you can also control the PC when you are not at home.

  13. Washing machine: Many modern washing machines already have a child safety device that must only be activated. The best protection for the washing machine, the laundry and of course the children is a washing machine in an elevated position. Another option is to place the washing machine in a lockable space.

By the way: should your hobby room make way for the (second) nursery? You are not alone in this! Often space has to be created because in very few cases individual rooms are kept free for future children from the day they move into an apartment or house. During pregnancy, it is discussed and considered which room should be left for the new family member. Hobby room, sports room or study room? However you decide, BOXIE24 offers a possible solution so that you don’t have to give up everything right away: Self Storage – until the space becomes available again. BOXIE24 offers storage space with a practical pick-up service. This takes away the stress you would have if you had to provide a suitable storage place for your belongings and also transport everything yourself. But the time of pregnancy and everything that comes after is one of the most special things that can happen to you in life. If you focus on it and avoid stress, you will be able to enjoy this stage of your life and your baby’s early days much more. So put your trust in the No. 1 supplier of BOXIE24 storage boxes and our competent employees.

Do it yourself parental controls

You can find many ideas and advice on how to set up your own parental controls, especially online. Often it is not that difficult at all. This way you can just cut your swimming noodles open and you have the ultimate DIY edge protection. You will find many more interesting tips and suggestions on the internet. You can save a lot of money here.

But it is also important that the house or apartment does not become a temple of child protection. Children must also be able to learn and assess the “danger”. Especially important are sockets, stairs and that hazardous materials and aids are stored inaccessible.

What other preparations are needed besides parental controls?

Waiting for a child is something very special and especially with your first offspring, you make a number of decisions that you would not have made without hormones.

BOXIE24 has compiled a list for you with things you need to prepare and other things you don’t have to worry about.

  • Advice: There are many unnecessary manuals, but it is worth getting one for this topic. This can save you sleepless and worrying nights. Nowadays, you no longer live with the whole family under one roof, which is why you should learn about baby care from a guide.

  • Moving: Around the sixth month of pregnancy, mothers start building their nest. The future offspring must grow up in the new – possibly their own – four walls. Sometimes you get too brave here, and you find yourself between the many moving boxes during the delivery and the first weeks, and you have more to do. BOXIE24 has a simple solution for this: clearing up space, creating space in a room for the baby and everything that is needed. The furniture and items that you do not need urgently for a while can be easily picked up by BOXIE24 employees, rented storage space and stored by us. If necessary, we can of course also return your belongings.

  • Stress: This is the biggest mistake you can make. No appointment, no shopping trip, no hairdresser and no friends in the world are worth it to feel stressed and driven during the most precious time. Grab what you need. Allow yourself enough time and rest.

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