Simple Ways To Child-Proof Your Garden

If you have children then having a garden is definitely a great thing because it means that they
have a place to play outside without you having to worry too much about things like traffic or other
people being around or any outside dangers, and it's just a nice way to get them some fresh air if you
don't feel like going too far.

However, as with anything when it comes to children, you can never really be too careful and if you
turn your back on them for more than a second you know just as much as anyone that they can be
getting themselves up to all sorts of trouble, and so it's really important that when you have a garden
that you would make it as safe as possible for your children so that they can enjoy the safe space to
play and that you can have peace of mind.

Have a secure gate or fence:
When it comes to keeping your garden safe and keeping your children secure within the garden, the
idea is to make sure that you have something like a gate or a fence going around the garden, that not
only, can they not climb over, but that also keeps other things out that maybe pose a danger to them -
this doesn't mean that your garden has to look like a prison, but it's just nice to have that barrier there
especially if you live close to or on a busy road or near to things that could pose a threat, such as living
near water that may entice them.

Keep sharp or heavy things out of reach:
Depending on how much you use your garden, and what you use it for, you may have things like
barbecues, heavy furniture, or other sharp objects, such as gardening tools in the garden that you
like to use.

Just as you would when working around the house, it's important to keep these things out of reach
of children and even things like barbecues or heavy furniture to make sure that they are somehow
secured to the ground so that children who perhaps like to climb or tug on things won't be at risk of
pulling anything heavy or dangerous down on top of them.

Non-slip foundations:
Especially if you live in a place that gets a lot of rain or even if you have a swimming pool then
having non-slip foundations such as anti-slip decking, artificial grass to cover concrete areas, or
other types of material on the ground that could perhaps cushion their fall should they land on it
is always a good idea when children like to run around a lot, and one of the main benefits of having
a garden is that they do have the option to run around in a safe place.

Secure furniture:
As mentioned above, it's important to make sure that if you do have furniture in your garden, which many people do when they like to enjoy it is making sure that you have furniture that is stable and secure, so that it's not at risk of falling over, and this is even more important, especially if the furniture is going to be on or near hard concrete, so that at least if the child falls then they're not going to fall into something extremely hard and injure themselves.

- collaborative post.

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