You know your child’s room is their little home, and because your world revolves around them, you choose the room’s furniture carefully and pay close attention to all the details. You also take all the protective measures necessary to keep them safe. But if you’re not on the lookout, you may still make mistakes.
- You love your child more than words can say, so you want to put everything you like in their room. Remember, though, that the biggest mistake you could make is to fill it with furniture. It’s best to leave them room to move without bumping into this chair or that table and getting hurt.
- If you want to decorate their room, it’s best to make do with pictures. Putting glassware on a table in this room is a grave mistake. They may shake the table, making the vase fall on them and hurt them.
- It’s also a mistake to cover the ground in their room with a carpet that has long, rough fibers or to leave it bare. A shaggy carpet collects a lot of dust and bacteria, while tile is hard and cold. The solution is a soft rug with short fibers or wooden floors.
Mistakes that Expose Them to Harm
- Not covering the power outlets: This room is your child’s playground, and they do whatever they like there. They may want, out of curiosity, to touch these outlets or put pieces of metal in them.
- Not cleaning the floors or rug twice a day: Your little child always wants to pick up everything on the ground, and of course they’ll put it directly in their mouth. This will put them in danger of picking up an infection or choking.
- Not lining the inside of their crib with cushioning to protect them: Your child will need this because they may move around inside their crib and hurt themselves by bumping into its sharp edges. To avoid this, surround the crib with