When we become a parent, we want to spend as much time with our children as possible. We want their younger years to be filled with joy, happiness and fun, and as a result of this we try our best to keep them entertained and content through a range of different activities. As they get older, their needs will change which will mean we will not necessarily have to take as much time to think about what we should do with them, and where we should take them for fun days out. When a child is young, they can be content by simply playing with their toys, reading books, colouring or painting. But, as their age progresses they will be happy in their room, playing games, using the internet or catching up with school work.
However, regardless of the age of our children, the garden at home is a place where it will always be used for activities with them. The garden can be a child’s own playground, without the need to take them to a local park or activity centre. It can be used for a range of activities, from hosting their birthdays, to spotting different animals, to outdoor activities, to experiencing aspects of the world for the first time, such as having fun in the snow or watching storms take place through the window.
As the garden can tend to be used a lot, it is up to us as parents to make it as safe as possible for our children. From threats such as animal waste (if you own pets or have an open garden), to nails pushing through a fence, to ensuring a pond or water feature is safe, to locking the gate so the children can’t get out. There are lots of options which we can do to make our garden safe.
In order for our children to remain safe and risk free in the garden, it is important to use security measures such as a feature that can found here. When we are putting additions into our garden, they must be safe and fixed in properly so there is no opportunity for them to cause harm or injury to our children. Also, when out shopping for garden extras, it may be worth asking a shop worker for advice on which items are more child safe than others.
We all want our garden to be great additions to our homes, and in order for that to happen, we need to maintain it by cutting the grass, de-weeding and removing any debris which has fallen or has been blown by the wind into our garden. This will further ensure our garden is child safe as when cutting the grass, it will remove any sharp items or animal waste. De-weeding can mean your children will not eat any dangerous plants and removing debris such as plastic bags means there is minimal risk of our children picking up things like plastic bags which can cause suffocation.
Can you think of any other ways to help keep your garden child safe?
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