How to Make A Home Office Child-friendly

By Robert Robillard on Home And Personal Safety

Child Safe Home Office

In the residential remodeling world we occasionally get calls from folks asking us how to make a home office child-friendly.

Most of the times we handle items such as securing heavy bookcases and tall display cases to the wall to prevent tipping hazards from inquisitive climbing children.

The rest is usually common sense and involve the following:

  • Password-protect your computer.   A toddler touching the keyboard can make files disappear or settings change that can take hours to fix.
  • A drawer full of staples, paper clips, tape, etc. are great fun to toddlers.   Keep these items locked or out of their reach.
  • Set up a toy desk near yours for your child, with age-appropriate items, so they can feel like a grown-up.
  • Secure bookcases to the wall, especially if your child is a climber.
  • Cover electrical outlets and secure computer and printer cords to the floor to prevent tripping hazards.

Just thinking about how to make a home office child-friendly puts you at a safer advantage, taking a few steps to implement these tips positions you  your way to safer home office with children present.


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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