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Having a baby is a game-changer for anyone. It is a life changing event and a pleasant one too! All are happy and sundry till the baby starts to crawl around and explore his surroundings.
From un-gated steps to low-leveled tables and most importantly electrical wiring and sockets, everything needs to be baby-proofed. Electrical wirings, sockets, and extensions create a lot of mess as it is and with a baby crawling around, it is important to keep everything out of reach of your little, exploring scientist!
Many electricians in Sydney provide services for baby-proofing your house. Here we have shortlisted a few electrical changes that you can make to baby-proof your house.
Replacing Normal Electrical Receptacles!
Now that your little crawler has started exploring everything within his/ her reach, it is time to change the electrical receptacles around the house. Electrical receptacles are the most dangerous as your little one can easily poke a finger and get electrocuted. Replacing your normal electrical receptacles with tamper resistant receptacles is one of the best ways to prevent any unforeseen accident.
Electrical contractors can make this chore easy for you but if you want to, you can do it yourself as well. Tamper resistant receptacles are filled with plastic which are actually spring loaded shutters. These shutters only open up if they are pushed simultaneously, as in when you are plugging in something.
Your little one, no matter how hard he/ she tries, will not be able to poke his/ her fingers simultaneously in all the openings of the receptacle.
Use Electrical Outlet Caps!
You may have replaced all the electrical receptacles around the house but don’t underestimate your little crawler. Every empty receptacle is an opportunity to poke something in it. Though the tamper resistant receptacles prevent any major disasters from happening, it is always better to be safe than sorry!
Plastic electrical outlet caps are available in the market and can be plugged in directly into the receptacle. Since the exposed part of the outlet cap is completely flat, your child is unable to grip it and pull it out making it one of the best ways of electrically baby-proofing your house. However, you will have to be extra vigilant about putting it back on, once you have used the socket!
Electrical Cord Caps
Anything that is within your little crawler’s reach needs to be baby-proofed and that includes all the electrical cords around the house. Plugged in electrical cords are an open invitation for your explorer and trust us, it is not only easy but also a very enjoyable activity!
It is impossible for anyone to supervise a child 24 hours a day and to prevent any accident, it is better to nip the evil in the bud! You can either hide the cords by moving furniture in front of them or to use electrical cord caps. These electrical cord caps are made up of clear plastic and can be easily removed by you but not by your baby! Furthermore, they give a very neat look.
With almost every member of the household owning a phone or a laptop, it is no surprise that electrical extensions are everywhere. Not only do they look ghastly but they also present a dangerous opportunity for your crawling baby to get entangled in the wires or poke something in the sockets!
To prevent such accidents, you can either buy a strip cover that completely covers the power strip or you can use a plastic box with a lid to place the power strip in. You can make small holes for the wires to pass through discreetly at the backside of the box. Electrical contractors can easily cover up these extensions with power strip covers that match your interior!
Manage Your Electrical Cords
Electrical cords are not only hazardous for your baby but also give an unsightly appearance to the room. The best way to manage electrical cords around the house is to shorten any cords that are unnecessarily long and to secure any cords that run along the cord.
Make sure that your appliances are not always plugged in, as the cords can be easily pulled by your baby and can cause injury.
Baby-proofing your House is Just as Important as Setting Up your Baby’s Nursery. It is Always Better to be Safe Than Sorry!
All kids are naïve and they love learning from their mistakes. With that said, it is extremely difficult to keep a watch on all children throughout the day in terms of their safety. While you may get busy in the kitchen or have guests over, you wouldn’t want to find out about your crawling baby sticking his tiny fingers inside an electrical outlet.
You might have to undergo a few changes in order to maintain electrical and fire safety at home for young children. Believe it or not, all babies are super attracted to dangerous house items, just like moths are to a flame!
Check out a few tips below which can save your child’s life and you, the trouble when we talk about electrical and fire hazards.
Check all Power Outlets below knee level
The power outlets can cause the most amount of danger when you have new crawlers at home. Not only are crawling babies super curious about the world but they are daring too. You wouldn’t want to take a chance, trust us!
As far as outlets are concerned, check them and replace them if they are not tampering proof. The tamper proof outlets are sealed with a thin layer of plastic which allows nothing to pass through unless a plug (both sides) are inserted simultaneously.
Plastic Outlet Covers
There is a chance that your outlets may be the regular ones and if you are residing in a rented apartment, we can understand that you cannot replace them for your child. The plastic outlet covers play the idyllic role in such cases. Not only are they readily available online and in super markets but they are easy to fix and difficult for the baby to remove.
Heaters and Stoves
Children love fire and it’s amazing hues. It is your responsibility as an adult to make sure that your child is not in the same area where there is fire. Whether the fire is lit on a barbeque grill, a heater or simply on the stove, it should be monitored at all times.
Firstly make sure you turn it off and let it cool before allowing your child to be in the same vicinity. Secondly, it is ideal to keep an emergency kit and a fire safety blanket handy in case of urgent situations.
All electric devices have wires. While they may seem unimportant, it is best that you pay attention to them and tie them with a proper strap. Your child may wrap the wires around his neck for fun or he might simply want to bite on them. In both cases, wires can be dangerous.
The ideal way is to seal them up is with black tape or for better results, cover them up with a plastic wrap (straw shaped). Talk to your electrician on the topic or simply resort to a DIY project.
Your child’s life is important. Make safety changes at home and avoid all electrical and fire hazards without trouble.
Our hair is one of the most important aspects of our image and with the growing rate of hair fall in women and male pattern baldness in men, ultimately the only solution that crosses the mind is a hair transplant. Nonetheless, before resorting to extreme measures, it is always best to find the underlining cause of the problem and finding the perfect solutions afterward.
Hair fall is more common than you think. While some lose hair due to a poor diet, others do so because of increased stress levels, bad sleeping patterns, age, genetics, etc.
In order to put an end to the ‘hair here and hair there’ problem, it is ideal that you read on to know about the simple ways of overcoming it, that too, for good!
Avoid Using Harsh Shampoos
We all love purchasing top of the line branded products for our hair and after reading the enticing slogans, it becomes difficult to resist. Nonetheless, all products don’t suit us. As for shampoos, using chemical based, colored shampoos can actually lead to an excessive hair fall. Not only that but also graying of hair, damaged hair strands and much more.
It is best to choose a mild shampoo with minimum scent, color, and chemicals for daily usage.
Post Hair-wash Care
With a time crunch in the morning when you are running late to work or school, it seems unimportant to take care of the hair idyllically. Nevertheless, drying the hair with a towel right after a wash is the worst thing you can do to them. Since wet hair strands are weak, once you rub your towel all over them, they tend to break away awfully.
Post wash, hair care is imperative if you yearn for thick locks. Let your hair air dry for about 10 minutes post washing and avoid using a towel, a hairbrush or even a comb right away. Once your hair is comparatively dryer, you can follow your hairstyle routine.
Heat is Bad for the Hair
Who doesn’t love hair curlers, straighteners and blow dryers? All girls love these hair tools and all girls own them! With that said, while you might have already come across this tip, nonetheless, it is important to point out how heat damages our hair on a permanent basis.
Hair drying and styling tools can squeeze out the natural moisture of our hair, leaving them brittle, burnt and weak. It is best to avoid hair appliances or at least limit them to the minimum.
Skipping on Massages and Oils
Hair oils have been touted for the right reasons and they may be the answer to your prayers! Just like our skin needs moisturizers, our hair needs essential oils too. Massaging these oils into the scalp and hair strands can help strengthen them to the core while making them shinier and longer.
Try using almond, black seed, and olive oil at least once a week. Leave it on for 12 hours and wash off with a mild shampoo later. Voila!
Pursue the Nutrition
Want healthy looking hair? Don’t opt for junk food items instead of nutritious meals. Our food intake plays a vital role in strengthening our hair. A balanced diet is key. Food rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D and B-complex vitamin (Biotin, B5, etc) is essential. Other minerals such as zinc and iron are also important.
Eating fruits and vegetables is a must. If you can get your hands on dried fruits and essential seeds, know that your hair will be just the way you want them to be like!
Try Simpler Hairstyles
This goes out to all the women! If you want thick locks of hair like Rapunzel, you better stop pulling your hair in all directions for unique looking hairstyles! Unique hairstyles demand hair products such as gels, serums, sprays, etc. Moreover, the stress caused by the hair and the roots due to tight braids, ponies, pins, etc can ultimately result in hair loss.
Hydration is Key
Drinking water helps keep the hair strands hydrated and moisturized. Drinking up to 3 liters of water a day is ideal for removing toxins from the body as well.
Incorporate these 7 tips in your routine and enjoy thicker looking hair!