Once you become a parent, everything changes, especially the way in which you see your house and home decor. In fact, while you still want everything to look decent, some of the most pressing concerns are that your home is both child-friendly and safe. A topic that you can read more about in the post below.
One of the biggest things that parents remarks on in their home is the canny ability that little ones have for making a mess in the quickest time possible. Yes, that’s right you can spend all day cleaning and tidying and turn around for one minute only to turn back and find that your home is, once again in chaos.
Luckily, there’s a way around this, and it takes inspiration from Zen Buddhism. Yes, Zen Buddhism! In this tradition, the idea is that you allow a space for your mind to do what it wants without it bothering you, which is meditation. In the home, however, it just means allowing the kids a space to call their own in which they can spread out, make a mess, and leave thing untidied without getting into trouble.
Then you get to separate the mess off the rest of the home and keep it contained. Just be sure to include a door to the entranceway into a room like this, as then you can close it and forget about the mess entirely.
Next, when it comes to safety, we often think of our family homes as the one places where we are totally protected. Unfortunately, this can often be a mistaken assumption as many things can happen or go wrong in our houses that can cause injury and harm to our loved ones.
That is why it is vital that you are familiar with basic safety techniques and understanding such as what the most common causes of house fires are, and how to avoid them, as well as how to shut off electricity and water, and childproof any areas of particular danger. After all, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make your home safer, and it can in some cases be the difference between life and death.
Lastly, when it comes to a child-friendly home, it’s always a good idea to have some outside space in which they can run around and let off some steam. The reason for this is because not only will it allow them to get fresh air, natural sunlight, and exercise, which is good for or their wellbeing, but it can help get them out from under your feet as well.
To create such a space in your back garden be mindful of safety issues such as incomplete fencing, especially if you live on a main road, as well as water features and trip hazards. Also consider adding in fun items like a trampoline, wendy house, or even a climbing frame and slide to make it more tempting for the kids to head outside as often as possible.