When you have visitors at your New Jersey home, you may not think about the ways people can get hurt. If your guests have young children, though, it is important to consider their safety. Although you may think you do not need to childproof if you do not have children, it is a good idea to know childproofing basics so your house will be safe for all of your visitors.
If a friend's children will spend time in your kitchen, it is important to make sure they will be safe in this room. According to Parents magazine, children can easily reach the burners on a stove, as well as appliances on countertops. To make sure the kids are safe, you should typically take the knobs off of the stove when you are not cooking or install a stove guard while the kids are visiting. You should also make sure the appliances are put away. It is a good idea to put latches on the lower cabinets so a child cannot open them.