Child safety in your rental property

It is important to think about the safety of children and babies if you are hosting them in your rental! Even if parents have to keep an eye on them, accidents can happen, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

1. For babies

In order to keep babies safe, you need to make sure that certain things are present in your home:

  • Doorstops
  • Window guards if you have bay windows
  • You also need bars to prevent climbing up and down the stairs
  • A few socket covers (giving parents the key to remove them if necessary)
  • Finally, locks on cupboards giving access to household products

To go further, you can also provide protections for the corners of walls or furniture, warn parents of slippery places or put your plants up high to prevent baby pulling on them.

2. For older children

For older children there are fewer precautions to take, but you can still think about things like :

  • Storing household products high up
  • Keeping knives out of reach in the kitchen
  • Protecting a staircase from falls with a non-slip mat or simply a gantry
  • Marking potentially dangerous places with your StyQR booklet

Have you put all these little things in place? To go further, we had prepared an article for you to welcome them at best.