Safety Tips for Your Home with Rosie Pope

I remember when I was at my baby shower, everyone brought me little index cards with “Mommy Tips” on them. The standard, “Sleep when the baby is sleeping” tip was on there, along with “Enjoy your kids, they grow up too fast” and “Baby-proof your entire house”. All of the tips were great, but that last one is so true. I know some people, my mom being one of them (I was a perfect child, what can I say?), say they never had to baby-proof, but I totally had to. My son was a climber, liked to unplug things and try to shove his finger in the socket instead…it was crazy! My daughter was a “take everything out of the cabinets” kind of kid. So baby-proofing quickly became a must in our house.

**I was provided with products for the purpose of this post. All stories and opinions are 100% my own**

One room in the house that I think gets over looked when it comes baby-proofing is the laundry room. From a parent perspective, I get why it would be overlooked. It’s a room that we mothers go into, but not so much the kids, but unfortunately, those little buggers are sneaky and they always manage to get everywhere!

Tide Pods Safety Ad

Rosie Pope, parenting and lifestyle expert, has teamed up with Tide and Gain to share some helpful tips on how to keep your home safe, especially when it comes to those handy Tide and Gain pacs!

Think About Storage and Cleanliness

  • Keep all cleaning supplies – including laundry pacs – Up, Up and Away – seal pacs up, stores pacs up, andkeep pacs away. Supplies should be behind a locked door and high up out of children’s reach.
  • Keep cleaning products in their original container with the label intact.
  • Clean up any spills, and immediately wash your hands and any items you use to pour or measure products.

Think Like a Child

  • See things from a child’s perspective. Try getting down on your hands and knees and look around for small items.
  • Educate your children on hazardous products and situations in the home. The world is a dangerous place and you’re not always going to be there. Educating your kids will allow them to make smart choices on their own.

Think Ahead

  • Always have the numbers of poison control and your pediatrician handy. Remember to educate other guests in your home and about house rules. Nannies, mother-in-laws, friends – be sure to let them know important safety precautions like where to store cleaning items.
  • Set reminders for yourself to do safety checks in your home every 3-4 months.
  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan, with two ways out of the house in case of a fire.

To find these great tips and more information on home safety, visit PGEveryday.com.

As a sidenote, if you haven’t purchased the Gain pacs…DO IT!! I just washed a load of towels and they smell amazing!

 tide-gain-pacsSo tell me, what’s your best piece of advice, especially when it comes to home safety, for parents with small children?

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