Making Our Homes Safer


Oliver is a little maniac and has already figured out how to open these safety locks.  I'm gonna have to watch him extra careful.


After reading about the Staker family last year, I've been extremely paranoid with bath tubs. 



I've had a hard time with this one. I just love to actually BURN candles, something so soothing about the little flame flickering. Sean hates it when I burn them, so I TRY to use the warmers.


Recently Oliver has figured out how to climb out of his crib. He actually only did it once because he fell so hard while attempting it. So thankfully he learned his lesson (for now).  A few days after this happened I had a dream that he climbed over the banister and fell. I woke up in tears and my heart beating so fast I felt like it really happened.


We recently had an alarmed installed, and boy do I feel much safer at night. I sleep way better knowing my family is safe inside our home.



Sean gets after me about this because I always forget to do it when I open the blinds. I've been better about it though.



This is such a high drawer and it's PERFECT for all sharp items. I'm proud to say that none of my kids have given themselves a hair cut thanks to this drawer.



I just think it's a good idea to always keep your doors locked even when you're home. Things have changed dramatically since we were younger. I grew up NEVER locking doors, roaming the neighborhood with my friends, and even walking to the store on my own. It's just not safe anymore, sad to say, but it is what it is and we need to protect our kids.


Ever since the Elizabeth Smart incident I've been a lot more cautious about keeping windows locked at night. You never know.


Now what are some things YOU do to keep your home and kids safe?

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13 comments:

Chrystle said...

Awesome tips! Our alarm system has a setting where is dings during the day if a door opens, then helps us since my todder has mastered unlocking doors.

Angie Muresan said...

These are great tips, Crystal! Always important to be reminded about keeping our children safe.
I'm obsessive when it comes to safety in the home. My kids did not touch any type of scissors until they turned four.

Kristina P. said...

You always have great tips, Crystal.

julie said...

Those are some great tips Crystal. The drapery cords are a big one at this house. My kids would be into them all the time if I let them and they make me so darn nervous. I hadn't thought of the bathtub but that's a great tip as well.

Tooje said...

All of these are great tips, agreed. I'm such an old school person, I have a hard time feeling "unsafe" even if my doors are open, windows unlocked. I just hope it doesn't take a whack on the head to change my mind!

Charlene said...

Ditto on what Julie said (not to be non-original or anything.) I didn't know there was such a good solution for this but the cords are a big thing here as well. Thanks for the great tips!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

We have AWESOME magnetic locks. I break far fewer nails this way. We keep the actual magnetic "unlock" key up on Wee 'Burb's bookshelf. This way we can lock up stuff we don't want her throwing about her room. And we make sure she doesn't pinch her fingers.

Adrienne said...

I am way to easy going inside the house but I am super cautious about when he is out playing he is 8 and I still go out everytime even when he is in the back yard

Erin said...

The Staker story made me SO much more AWARE of how dangerous water is...and Sean has the right idea..that is is you don't burn Soy Candles with lead free wicks...most candles are made with Petroleum based wax which burn sooty...we all know what Petroleum is and it is not good for our enviroment nevermind our bodies...breathing it in is not healthy, nor is it good for our homes...walls, celings etc. :):):)
Soycandles come from American farmers -which impact our economy in a GOOD way!

Erin said...

The Staker story made me SO much more AWARE of how dangerous water is...and Sean has the right idea..that is is you don't burn Soy Candles with lead free wicks...most candles are made with Petroleum based wax which burn sooty...we all know what Petroleum is and it is not good for our enviroment nevermind our bodies...breathing it in is not healthy, nor is it good for our homes...walls, celings etc. :):):)
Soycandles come from American farmers -which impact our economy in a GOOD way!

Mrs. K said...

Will bookmark this one for the future (for when I have a kiddo). Thanks for the very good advice.

carma said...

You've got it all covered so well!!

If you get a chance, please email me the email address you would like UPrinting to contact you at for the business cards :-)

Thanks!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Great tips! I get paranoid about checking that the windows and doors are locked at all times too. Also constantly vaccuming and picking up small things Bronson could choke on. Last week a girl I went to church with growing up who is only about 23 lost her 2 year old daughter in a choking accident. It's so devastating I can't even imagine! I clicked on that link to the bathtub drowning story and it was extra hard reading it with her son having the same name as mine. I've never heard of another Bronson! I had a hard time reading it! I'm so glad he survived!

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