When it comes to children, safety is always the greatest concern. Children love to explore, and the world fuels their curiosity in every direction. Therefore, parents must be watchful and aware of their child’s surroundings. As they say, “Safety first!” After addressing safety concerns, children can roam about with their inquisitive minds investigating the world around them. Whether you’re installing new table lamps in your child’s room, or placing floor lamps in the living room, here are some useful tips and tricks to make your interior lighting safe for your little ones.
Children are literally on a different level! So, they see the world through their own miniature perspective. In most instances, they are reaching for something that caught their little eyes, ready to pull or climb their way to the top. That being said, table lamps can present a problem with electrical cords. A child could grab the lamp cord, causing it to fall. For an easy fix, try taping the cords to the baseboards or running them under furniture. Secure the excess length by wrapping the cord with a rubber band or velcro strap.
Wall mounted lights are another option safer than table lamps. This totally eliminates the risk of a child pulling any cords. It is a very safe alternative, but clearly a more permanent replacement. You could easily incorporate sconces or possible cove lighting to give off a little needed light in the necessary places.
There are also more innovative lighting techniques that would be safe for the unexpected adventures of your youngsters. Lights that clamp onto side tables are secure and stable. They also allow for more space on smaller tables, which is a plus!
These are a few ideas for making your home safe for your little loved ones. Do you have your own creative ideas when it comes to improving your home’s overall design and safety? If you have any thoughts on ways to upgrade your childproof interior, please send your visions to JulieJenkins@lamps.com for a possible feature on the site!