Mingled in with the sheer joy of seeing your new offspring grow and start exploring the world, from the cute gurgling noises to the first tentative steps, is a primal fear that every parent understands. Your baby is a vulnerable and utterly trusting being who is wholly unaware of the dangers that lurk in every corner of a home. But you don’t have to feel helpless and impotent when it comes to the harm that could potentially befall your bundle of joy. In fact, there’s plenty you can do to make your flat or house a toddler-friendly environment where nothing bad need happen. A bit of awareness is all that’s required to turn your home into a comparatively safe place for your roaming and adventurous baby to explore. Here’s a few pointers for getting started. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, but it should help you develop awareness, which you can then apply to every room in your house.
Giving your home some easy TLC is a great way to brighten the gloom of January and February as we trudge on through the final stretches of a tedious winter. The great news is that you don’t have to move heaven and earth, reinvent the wheel or scale mountains – there are simple, straightforward, easy-to-adopt ways of sprinkling magic dust over your Surrey house or flat, breathing some life into it while simultaneously giving your own emotions a much-needed lift. Here are some of our favourite ways of working wonders so that the place you call home once again merits that term, becoming a haven from the outside world and its attendant pressures, a place where you can seek refuge and relaxation in equal measure.