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4 Ways to Ensure the Safety of Your Kids in Condo Units

Take note of these helpful reminders for your peace of mind

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Photography: Rene Mejia

More families are choosing to rent or buy a condo unit for a good number of reasons. It's practical and most developments are situated near schools, malls, and offices.

Just like in any other home or place, you need to ensure the safety of your kids in your new condo unit. Interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey shares a couple of safety reminders when living in a condo:

Be cautious with balconies

If you have a balcony, always supervise your kids and do not let them stay in the space by themselves. Make sure that you always lock the door that leads to the balcony for extra safety.

“Vertical grills are always better than the modern horizontal bars as kids can climb [over] horizontal bars,” Peaches explains. As much as possible, if there are no visitors or if you will stay in the balcony with your kids, limit the number of chairs and tables as young ones love to climb on these, too.

Childproof your furniture

When shopping for new pieces for the home, avoid picking furniture with sharp corners—especially glass-topped tables. However, if you already have these, you may purchase corner guards that you can easily use and attach to the pieces.

Make your kitchen safe

Given the limited space, your kids will surely explore the unit. Since they can walk or crawl to anywhere, it pays to make sure that each area is safe—especially the kitchen.

“Make sure knives and sharp objects are away from their reach. You may opt for storage that are not exposed and hard to reach,” says Peaches. Keep knives and other hazardous items inside cabinets and drawers. Don't forget to lock them.

Opt for vertical shelves

Make the most of the available space by maximizing your walls. Install wall-mounted shelves and keep medicines, cleaners, and dinnerware there.

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