Childproofing Your Home And Garden
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Childproofing Your Home And Garden

When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.


Childproofing Your Home And Garden

  • Tips for Choosing the Right Material for a DIY Outdoor Deck

    29 July 2016

    When building an outdoor deck yourself, you need to carefully consider the material you choose. Not all timber decks are alike and other materials you might choose for your deck can offer a lot of advantages that you may be overlooking. Note a few tips for choosing the right material for your deck, if you're thinking of constructing it yourself.  Pressure treated pine Pine is very affordable and feels good against the feet because it's a soft wood, and it's easy to cut and fabricate on your own.

  • Know Your Extinguisher at Work

    19 July 2016

    Having the right fire equipment within the office place is essential for maintaining safe conditions for your employees. According to Fire and Safety Australia, 95% of fires could be extinguished without the need for the emergency services if the correct fire extinguisher is used. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) produced the Australian Standards, which highlights fire safety policy, such as the regularity of fire extinguisher testing and where they should be located.

  • Common Mistakes Many Homeowners Make When It Comes to Asbestos Removal

    30 June 2016

    The word asbestos can be very frightening to homeowners, as they typically know that the substance is dangerous if not downright deadly when inhaled and especially when breathed in over the course of many years. Finding it in your home can make you wonder if you've been inhaling it for as long as you've lived there, and you may want it out as quickly as possible. While many areas do allow homeowners to manage their own asbestos removal if they so choose, note a few common mistakes they make when doing and why these mistakes can be very dangerous.

  • Why LED Car Lights Are Suitable For Any Vehicle

    21 June 2016

    Headlights and taillights are crucial components for any vehicle. However, not may motorists pay much attention to their car lights and will typically use the ones that come with the manufacturer. When they begin failing, it is not uncommon to find motorists replacing them with the same light instead of considering whether they can make their vehicle more efficient by opting for something different. If you are looking to install new car lights, you should consider LED car lights.

  • How to Make Your Own Teak Oil

    9 June 2016

    Many furniture experts recommend that you treat your teak furniture with teak oil to protect it from sunlight and moisture. Most teak oil products contain a mixture of oil, solvents and resin, which combine to create a wood treatment of the right consistency to deeply penetrate into the wood. You can make your own teak oil from simple, inexpensive ingredients to protect your teak furniture from harm. Choose an Oil Base