Skip to main content

Home Safety Tips from Rosie Pope

rosiepopesafety

Those of us with little ones know how important home safety is. We drive ourselves crazy over baby proofing, but we just may be missing some hazards that we see every day, but might not think about as being dangerous when we're making our homes safer for our children. Did you know that ninety percent of poisonings occur inside the home? That's a frightening statistic!

We had the opportunity to delve deeper into home safety with parenting and lifestyle expert, Rosie Pope, who has partnered with Tide and Gain to create safe homes and, specifically, laundry rooms. There are "dangers in places we may not think about every day," as Rosie put it. Is the laundry room something you focused on while baby proofing? I sure plan on taking a closer look at my own now!

tidepods

Another great tip that Rose had was to "have the number of your pediatrician and posion control out printed in different rooms of your house like the laundry room." Why not start there when conducting periodic safety checks of your home? If you aren't doing so already, make sure you start making those safety checks a part of your routine! Rosie suggests getting down on your child's level to see what they're faced with when they're walking or crawling around.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

How to Celebrate Adoptive Parents

How to Celebrate Adoptive Parents

I recently learned that a friend who had been patiently awaiting a child became a parent practically overnight. When I heard about this loving couple bringing home their first baby, it really got me thinking about how to celebrate adoptive parents. We have experience with ...read more

Spiked Apple Cider Pop Ingredients

Spiked Apple Cider Pops

September in the South is, in my opinion, still summer.  The eighties and nineties always prevail and make the traditional fall flavors that I crave so much slightly out of reach. As much as I want to relax and sip on some hot cider, at the moment, I still need something iced. ...read more

Japan Adventure Park Hyatt Hotel Niseko

Japan Adventure Park Hyatt Hotel Niseko

Are you ready for an international ski adventure with your family? This new opened in January 2020, right before the big shutdown.  The Park Hyatt hotel is located 2 hours northeast of the New Chitose airport in the northern island of Hokkaido. We arrived via flight from Tokyo to ...read more

Once, you've done the safety check, Rosie, Tide and Gain have a great rule of thumb for you to live by..."Up, Up & Away," which essentially means that higher is better. Make sure things like household cleaners, laundry detergents and pacs, medicines etc. are up out of the reach of little hands. Going a step further and locking up dangerous items is ideal.

Rosie's message is don't stop looking for ways to make your home safer! Her final words of advice were, "to never become complacent. There's no one product out there that's bad. There's stuff everywhere. Realize you do have to constantly be aware of your environment. It's an ongoing project."

For more household safety tips, visit HERE.

Image placeholder title

For even more Momtrends, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

Related Articles