When you have kids in the house, you can’t help but worry about what they are up to and how safe they are, especially when you are not watching over them. Kids care more about fun than safety, thus you cannot take any chances on their safety. After all, it is you who will run around seeking solutions when make messes or get injured.
One of the things to pay attention to is the sofas. Kids enjoy playing on couches while in the living room and they are terrible at maintaining them clean. They will spill drinks on them, drop food items and sit on them with dirty clothes, and step on them with dirty feet or shoes. No matter how many times you advise them otherwise, it always happens. To minimize your pressure and keep them comfortable at the same time, purchase leather sofas of high quality that are sturdy and easy to clean. Alternatively, select slip covered sofas whose material is stain resistant for easy cleaning.
Next, take extra caution with your coffee tables and cupboards. It is not advisable to buy sharp edged furniture for your home when you have kids who are learning to walk. The sharp edges are dangerous and cause so much pain when a person hits themselves upon them and can lead to severe injuries for your kids. Instead, choose round and oval shaped tables and you can have them cushioned on top to make them blunt, and rounded edges for your cupboards. This minimizes the chances of injuries to your kids, especially when they get rough. Also, avoid buying cupboards because they can easily fall on them, but if you must, make them as heavy as possible and place in rooms where your kids do not visit a lot.
The kind of flooring you choose when you have kids around is also critical. The best kind of floor to invest in is the type that is slip resistant, easy to clean, and warm. Hardwood floors are not difficult to clean, but one can easily slide on them when they have their socks on. Concrete floors are easy to clean too, but they get really cold and freeze people’s feet. Carpet tiles are a better flooring option when you have kids around because they are easy to clean, slip resistant, and warm.
Your walls are also another source of stress with young kids around, especially those at the crayons stage. To maintain your sanity, coat your walls with a type of paint that is easy to clean in the rooms where they visit the most or install chalkboards on the walls to make everybody happy. Again, no matter how many times you tell them not to do things that you do not want them to, they will repeat them. Be wise!