How Do You Child-Proof A Backyard?

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Having a kid around the home, you know there are many ways they could hurt themselves- they’re children after all.

This can get pretty stress, especially since a backyard is full of safety hazards. Luckily for you, we’ll be running through everything you need to know, keeping your young one as safe as possible.

Open Fires

The yard could have a pit for you to light some fires. Although the pit looks great and is a fun place to hang out when it’s cold, at the end of the day, the flames of the fire can get pretty big.

This makes it something you certainly don’t want a little one around. So, try and limit lighting it as much as possible. If you’re going to light it, ensure your kid is not around.

If this can’t be avoided, eyes on them at all times is the best.


Kids love playing outside. It’s only natural that they’d slip and hurt themselves. When they slip, there shouldn’t be any shrubs in the way. This can cause them to get pricked by a few thorns.

Being a parent, you should landscape the yard quite often. This prevents such a situation from arising.

Have Grass

Similar to eliminating shrubs, having grass around would prevent your kids hurting themselves when they fall down.

After all, scraping your knee on soft grass is much better than hard dirt- right?

Playground toys

Playground toys are a great way for kids to entertain themselves. If you have the space, you may have installed a few of them in your yard. Although fun, they’re not the safest things you could have around.

Your little one could get on a slide and fall from it. If it was big- falling from such a height could wreak havoc on his spinal cord.

Not only could he fall from a playground toy, he may get stuck in one. They’re usually made from plastic so if it gets very hot, the material could shrink. This is especially true over a long period of time.

In my opinion, the worst toy to have around is a trampoline. Your kid could be jumping too high when suddenly, he’s flung out and hits the ground.

A Pool

Everyone loves owning a pool. They’re a great thing to own but the unfortunate truth is that they’re very unsafe for kids.

If you own a pool, it’s essential that you have some sort of mechanism in place to prevent your little one from falling into it.

One of the ways you can do that is a pool fence. In fact, there are tough new laws on pool fencing to ensure they do their job

A Tree House

Not many homes have tree houses around. They’re a cool way to waste time but they can get pretty dangerous if not done right.

If you’re thinking of installing a tree house, it’s important that you get a professional to do it. If you do so yourself, chances of it falling down are very high.

At the end of the day, the above points will safeguard your kids.

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