Child Proofing The Laundry Room
Making A Home Safe For Children
Everything Starts With Proper Supervision:
Lock The Door
In these rooms is usually an abundant supply of poisonous substances lying around such as:
- fabric softeners,
- stain removers.
Other cleaning household supplies are often found in these rooms.
Keep all of these items in a closet or cabinet and install cabinet latches. [see photo]
Unplug the washer and dryer and keep the lips and doors closed to avoid a small child from crawling inside.
Lock and Store Supplies Out of Reach:
Store cleaning chemicals up high or in a locked and secure area.
Watch The Iron:
Use care when using an iron. Never leave an iron on top of the ironing board. A child could reach up and burnthemselves or pull the cord and smash themselves in the head.
Child proofing the laundry room begins and ends with proper supervision. Taking additional steps to properly store, secure and organize your laundry room will help. When adding precautions try to think like a little person, it may even help to sit on the floor and look up to see what is accessible and within reach.