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Make your home Baby Ready

Baby proofing tips for your home

Children and babies love to explore and discover the world around them especially by touching and tasting. Allow your children to explore and play in the house by following our safety and hygiene advice to keep your child safe from illness and injury  

Is my home baby proof?

When baby proofing your home, think about each room as your child sees it – from the floor up. Here is a quick checklist:

  • Secure bookcases, shelves and drawer units to the wall if possible.
  • Switch off and cover any exposed electrical outlets.
  • Keep electrical cables out of reach and put unused appliances away.
  • Cover sharp edges of furniture with a soft material like foam.
  • Keep a first aid kit stocked and easily accessible to adults.
  • Secure your windows and keep blind cords out of reach.
  • Keep chemicals and medicines out of reach or in locked cupboards. 
  • Clean up any spills immediately and disinfect the area if required.
  • Save emergency numbers in your phone and leave a copy for others at a visible location.

Keeping Floors safe

Keeping table tops and kitchen surfaces clean is second nature. But it’s easy to forget that your child’s favourite surface is the floor. Without proper hygiene, harmful germs  can enter from visitors’ shoes and quickly spread from one room to another. 

Regularly clean and disinfect the floors of your home to provide a healthy place for your child to play. Try adding Dettol Hygiene Liquid to your mopping bucket to kill 99.9% of germs and clean up any spills & stains on the floor.

Pet safety and hygiene

Having a pet can be rewarding for the whole family and is great for your child’s education. With a few simple house rules you can minimise the chance of bacteria being passed from your pet to your child.

  • Wash your hands after handling pets or their equipment (e.g. feeding bowls, litter tray).
  • In case water is not readily available, use wet-wipes to disinfect your hands
  • Discourage your child from kissing your pet.
  • Don’t allow your pet to lick your child on the face.
  • Keep pets away from food preparation and eating areas.
  • Clean and disinfect your pets equipment regularly.
  • Ensure pet food is kept out of reach of children.

Please consult your doctor for your baby care. Tips provided here are of general nature related to routine hygiene only.