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10 Easy Ways to Child-Proof your Home

Out of town guests for the holidays?  Face it, the last thing you need to worry about while entertaining is your niece sticking her barrette in the light socket, or the neighbor’s kid falling down the stairs or your boss’s little cutie pulling the bookshelf over on top of herself.  Ahhhh….

Do yourself a favor this season and make your house ready for the pint-sized guests.  There are so many great products to make your life easier when hosting (or raising) kids in your home.  

Take a look at these lifesavers…

 

Outlet Plugs – Fit in any standard outlet and stops all barrettes and little fingers.  Shocking…, but true.  Along the same lines, you may consider a Power Strip Cover for your home office.

 

Adjustable “Keep Out of my Stuff” Straps – 24 of these might not be enough.  Keeps little fingers from opening appliances, doors, diaries, boxes, everything! 

 

Easy-Fit Plastic Gate - Keep ‘em in, Keep ‘em out.  No hardware required.  Super easy to install.  Here’s one with a few more gizmos: Lift & Lock Security Gate.

 

Furniture Wall Straps – Use these super sturdy, easy to install canvas straps to secure your bureaus, book cases, shelf units, china cabinets and armoires to the wall.  Please use these on ALL of your tall furniture!  Kids have been severely injured, or worse, by pulling furniture over on top of themselves.

 

Medical Emergency Magnetic Memo Board for Children – Would you know what to do if a child in your home needed emergency medical attention?  This could save a life.  First aid and step-by-step instructions for CPR & choking.  Makes a great gift for new moms.

 

 Dim N’ Bright Auto Sensor Night Light - Set the level of brightness.  Light the bedroom,  hallway AND bathroom.  That way, all of your guests – dim and bright alike – can navigate to the toitee safely.  We also carry the Soothing Stars Nighlights.

 

3-in-1 Potty ‘N Step Stool – It’s the potty that turns into a step (and then late at night it transforms into an evil robot bent on world domination – but don’t tell the kids)… Anyway, they say it’s real comfortable.  Pack of 2. 

 

Railnet – This is mesh netting that keeps little people and animals from poking through railings.  We sell it in a pack of 6, which means you get 60 feet of it, but you can use it on all of your railings, balconies and banisters – indoors and out. 

 

Furniture Corner Cushions – Edge guards for sharp cornered tables, chairs and low shelves.  Totally and completely required in a house with kids.  We’ve all seen the ‘coffee table corner in the eye trick’ and it ain’t pretty.  24 in each order.

 

Tub Spout Cover – Avoid bonks to the bean with this soft inflatable tub spout cover.  And get the water temperature just right with a Bath Pal Thermometer.  For the wee ones spring for a Safety Infant Bathtub with built-in water temperature strip. 

 

****Bonus Tip.  Mom’s, Dads, Grandma’s, Grandpa’s, listen up.  Our Easy Up Kneeler and Seat does double duty as a gardening stool AND a “save your knees while giving the kids a bath” stool!  I’ve seen it in action and it’s totally awesome.  Makes a great gift.

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Thanks for buying all of your medical supplies and safety products from AllegroMedical.com.  We appreciate your business a whole bunch.

Have a happy and safe holiday.

-v

Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton