How to Keep Children Safe in the Playroom/ground

Do you have a playroom at home? Have you considered and taken all the necessary steps to ensure your children are not exposed to any kind of harm in there? Are you a teacher or child-care staff? How are the playrooms and playgrounds at your establishment setup? There is a lot to keep in mind, baby proofing is a fine idea. Where it is not quite affordable, you can look for cheaper ways to achieve a child-friendly play space indoors or outdoors.

A few tips to keep in mind when planning, setting up or when taking a step back to inspect an already set play area;

  • Play area if indoors should be airy, and tidy always.
  • It should have a good electrical plan; sockets should be above the reach of toddlers or capped.
  • Cables should not be lying around to avoid tripping.
  • Avoid suspended fittings or check them regularly.
  • Check play equipment parts regularly for wear and tear, faulty or disconnected joints
  • Select toys that don’t have detachable/ ingestible parts for toddlers and young children
  • Keep sharp objects out of the area.
  • Install an appropriate barricade system so they don’t wander to into danger.
  • Ensure a monitoring system is installed for times when you can’t watch them.
  • Avoid importation of sharp or foreign inappropriate objects into the playroom or on the playground.
  • Select age-appropriate toys and facilities
  • Floor type should be selected carefully, consider; falls, slipping, combustibility and cleaning.
  • Use furniture or fittings of appropriate materials to cushion impact of fall.

Feel free to send your ideas …

Let’s stay safe and healthy!

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