Lifestyle

Child safety is priority one

Safety gates can protect your child from potentially dangerous situations.
Safety gates can protect your child from potentially dangerous situations. Contributed

ONCE your toddlers start crawling and walking it is important to ensure your home is a safe environment for them to explore.

Stairs, sharp corners, cupboards, drawers and power points are all potential hazards for your active child but a few easy to install products can make your home a safe haven for children.

Bunnings’ national hardware and safety buyer Paul Bailey said the store had a wide range of budget-friendly child safety products to ensure little ones remained safe and sound.

“Any precaution that can be put in place to reduce the risk of child accidents and injuries is a good thing,” he said.

“At Bunnings we have more than 80 child safety products that would suit all areas of the house. Things like child gates, cupboard latches, door latches and furniture anchors.

“These can be used on items like a plasma TV to stop it falling on the little ones. It’s a good way to attach it to the wall.”

1. Child safety gate – Constructed for easy operation, this safety gate will prevent your child from accessing hazardous stairs and rooms that are out of bounds. Designed to close automatically.

2. Child safety gate – Made from UV resistant material, this retractable gate is suitable for doorways, hallways, top or bottom of staircases, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Able to stretch up to 140cm wide, the gate is fully retractable.

3. Flexi lock stainless – Ensure sharp objects are locked away in drawers and cupboards. The 12cm stainless steel flexi lock works to secure household cabinets, appliances and cupboards. Includes two locks.

4. Multipurpose latch – Cabinets and fridge doors are a hazard for curious toddlers on the move as they risk accidentally slamming their fingers. Multipurpose latches will give you peace of mind that your child’s fingers are safe.

5. Door cushion – Easy to install, the door cushion fits most standard doors and prevents children’s fingers being jammed in doors.

6. Child safety flat screen TV straps - Having a flat screen television is great to watch but if not mounted properly it becomes a hazard that could easily topple over. Such accidents can easily be prevented by installing these simple straps.

7. Magnetic lock system – Prevent your child from accessing dangerous objects by installing a magnetic lock system only visible on the inside of the drawer or cabinet.

8. Corner protectors – Sharp table and bench corners are often at a toddler’s head height and are a common hazard. Soften sharp edges by installing easy to use plastic corner protectors. Includes four corner protectors.

9. Keyed outlet plugs – The keyed outlet plugs provide extra protection for your children from hurting themselves, or placing unwanted objects into outlet plugs.

Topics:  child safety, parenting, parenting tips


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Beach shacks unsalvageable: owner

Beach shack at 1674 David Low Way Coolum Beach,

Owner of beach shacks reveals that he tried to save them

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as title hopes fade

NOT HAPPY: Julian Wilson bowed out of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, essentially ending his world title quest.

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as world title hopes fade.

Local Partners

'UNREAL': Paddler videos moment whale swims under his board

ZIGGY Alberts will never forget his morning paddle to Old Woman Island nor photographer Jodie Price will ever have better timing.

Residents' protests fail to stop community centre shift

Coolum Community Centre/ old Coolum Cinema/ Coolum School of Arts.

Council officers recommended the centre be moved

Beach shacks unsalvageable: owner

Beach shack at 1674 David Low Way Coolum Beach,

Owner of beach shacks reveals that he tried to save them

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as title hopes fade

NOT HAPPY: Julian Wilson bowed out of the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles, essentially ending his world title quest.

Coast surfing star bewildered by scoring as world title hopes fade.

Festivals are done and the clean-up has begun

NOT FAZED: Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival director James Birrell and his clean-up helpers from Party Bins said they had already \"broken the back\" of the clean-up on Sunday afternoon.

Festival organisers are winding down after a huge weekend of fun

Peregian's market gain to open soon

Peregian Village Market is set to be opened by Mayor Tony Wellington on Wednesday.

Peregian's new market force

World's toughest smoking laws could get tougher

New smoking laws came into effect in Queensland from Thursday.

New smoking laws 'world's toughest' but harsher laws could follow

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.