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5 Childproofing Quick Wins

Let’s be real… children are expensive! However, childproofing is a necessary expense in preventing accidents in your home. No child’s safety should be compromised, so in this blog, we have compiled a list of childproofing quick wins to help you get started on your baby proofing journey.

5 Childproofing Quick Wins

1. Protect tiny fingers and toes with door stoppers

Statistics from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) show that 30,000 children trap and seriously crush their fingers in doors each year. These traps could lead to lifelong damage. More than 1,500 of these crushes will require surgery.

How Fred is helping to prevent these types of accidents: The Fred Door-Slam Stopper prevents little ones from trapping their fingers in doors. The shock-absorbing material will not slip or deform over time, meaning your child can explore your home safely without trapping their fingers in the door or locking themselves in rooms.

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2. Slips and trips can cause injury to you or your little one

Most falls that occur around the home will not be serious. Yet with 45 children a day being admitted to hospital following a serious fall, it is important to prevent slips and trips where possible.

How Fred is helping to prevent these types of accidents: Prevent slips and trips on interior floors, stairs, and rugs with the Fred Anti-Skid tape. Equipped with two colours in every pack (transparent tape for security without distraction and yellow for high-risk areas) know that both you and your little one can walk around with a reduced risk of injury.  

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  • Fred Adhesive Anti Skid Tape

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3. Choking is a silent killer

Anything smaller than a 2 pence piece could choke a child. Choking causes the greatest number of deaths in 0–5-year-olds in the UK.

Hack: Get your toilet rolls at the ready! Grab one of your child’s toys and simply see if the toy can pass from one end to the other through the toilet roll. If the toy can do so, it could be a potential choking hazard for your little one.

How Fred is helping to prevent these types of accidents: Fred’s Home Safety Check Tools comes with a Choke Tester, as well as a Finger Probe and Warning Stickers to help prevent many accidents in and around the home. The Choke Tester allows you to identify whether something could be small enough to block a child’s airways. This could include many household items such as toys.  

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  • Fred Home Safety Check Tools

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4. Little adventurers love cabinets

Children are curious and love to open and close cabinets. However, many household cabinets contain chemicals and cleaning products that can be deadly for your children if they are indigested.

How Fred is helping to prevent these types of accidents: The Fred Double Door Blocks completely shut your cupboard doors so that little explorers cannot find something that they shouldn’t. Made from bite-and-choke safe non- toxic plastic, the Fred Double Door Blocks fit most double door cupboards (doors 6-21mm thick). With a childproof one-hand Squeeze-n-Lift™ release, the doors can be easily opened and the unique EZ-Dock™ also allows you to store the block safely out of reach of your little one when not in use.

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  • Fred Adhesive Double Door Block

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5. Avoid bumped heads

A bumped head can not only hurt but it can also be serious. A concussion can be hard to spot in children and with the risk of sustaining a concussion being four times greater in children with a history of concussion compared with those who don’t, it is important sharp corners and edges are covered to prevent accidents.

How Fred is helping to prevent these types of accidents: The Fred Safety Adhesive Corner Protector prevents accidents by protecting children from sharp corners. For maximum protection use two on every corner. The Fred SecureHold™ adhesive keeps protectors firmly in place and the softer shock-absorbing outer layer gives excellent impact protection. Made from bite-and-choke safe, non-toxic, food grade material, their size, shape, and rigidity ensure that they are not a choking hazard in the rare event that one comes away for the table.

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  • Fred Adhesive Corner Protector

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Childproofing doesn’t have to break the bank, and these quick wins can significantly enhance the safety of your home. Whatever you choose to childproof your home, make sure it does the job securely and safely.

Start with these simple steps, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a secure environment for your child to explore and grow.