Welcoming a newborn into your family is a wonderful extension of the family unit, and something that will enliven the walls of your home with joy and love over the many years you stay there. That said, it’s also true that raising children in a household will alter the shape of the household itself, including how you design it, the decorations you put forth, and how you child-proof its various dangers.
Of course, it’s also true to say that a household with children can afford to be made a little more comfortable. After all, a house that seems relaxing and beautiful to you may seem intimidating or hard to navigate for a little one.
It’s why you can often tell the difference between family home designed for a childfree couple, and those with three children, even when all the toys have been tidied away and not using obvious markers like a child bedroom.
In this post, then, we’ll discuss a few measures you can use to make your home a little more comfortable for your growing toddlers:
Carpeted stairs are better for kids for obvious reasons, the harshness of wooden steps or flooring can be too much for their little feet, or at least much less friendly to them than carpet. It’s also important to note that children fall often. That’s not to say your children are expected to fall down the stairs a lot, but it’s easy to fall up them as well. For that reason, installing carpet for stairs can limit the chance of injury, even if they’re crawling up the stairs as fast as possible because you’ve turned the hallway light off, and they don’t want “the monster” to get them.
Underfloor Bathroom Heating
Underfloor bathroom heating can also be a lifesaver during those freezing winter mornings. For obvious reasons, you’re unlikely to have carpeted your bathroom, which means that the cold tile or even laminate you’re using to cover this space can still be quite cold, especially on bare feet. You can wear house shoes or socks, but you’re unlikely to do so in the shower. Underfloor heating can be operated via a simple switch, ensuring you don’t have to tip toe or deal with a frustrated child as soon as you wake up.
Air purifiers remove toxins, dust and pollen from the air, which can be tremendously helpful for young children sleeping at night. This is especially true if they have conditions like asthma, though of course, that shouldn’t be considered a natural remedy or medical intervention for them. If you live in an urban or busy area, such as near a main road, then your air purifier can help limit some of the pollution that may be inevitably entering their bedroom or a busy area of the house. What’s more, on the natural setting, air purifiers tend to operate at a low volume, so the humming need not cause distress.
With this advice, you’re sure to curate your household as a comfortable space for your children.
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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