Tis the season to be jolly; a time of fun and catch-ups with loved ones and extended family, but whether you're home or away this year it's also a time to take special care as festivities and new environments can bring fresh and unexpected challenges to ensuring the safety of small children.
Carolyn Ziegler, Product Development Director of global child safety brand Dreambaby® says, 'We often don't think of taking safety precautions away with us, or making sure holiday homes are as safe for young children as our own homes which unfortunately can lead to accidents. If you are travelling, the first thing to do when you check into a vacation home, apartment or hotel is to get down on all fours and look up at the world from the point of view of a crawling child. It's amazing the hidden dangers you will identify. The easiest way to ensure your accommodation is safe is to pack a few key safety products in your suitcase, and simply install them when you arrive!"
The Dreambaby® No Tools, No Screws Safety Value Packs with 35-pieces, F708 RRP $24.95 contains everything you need to help make your home and your home-away-from-home as safe as possible for your little ones. This pack includes a plethora of safety items including 24 outlet plugs, 1 appliance latch, 1 multi-purpose latch, 1 mini multi-purpose latch, 1 angle lock, 1 adhesive double lock, 1 secure-a-lock, 4 corner protectors and 1 fish door stopper - all easy to install and then remove when you leave!
Other danger areas in a holiday home (and homes generally) include busy kitchens, laundry rooms and stairwells. The easiest and most effective way of keeping little people away from these areas is with a safety gate. Dreambaby® offers a large range of pressure mounted gates - so no drilling required – making them ideal to take away with you this festive season.
The Dreambaby® Chelsea Swing Closed Security Gate (F160W) $74.95 is one of the smallest gates in the Dreambaby® range, built to prevent injury and block entry into certain areas creating a safe and secure environment for your little ones.
Tables, bar areas and any sharp corners in your holiday accommodation can potentially hurt. Protect against sharp corners this festive season with the easily attachable (and detachable) Corner Cushions 4 Pack (F104) RRP $3.95. Tis the season to stop baby (and Mum, Dad and Santa Clause) getting scratched on those sharp corners!
Bath time is essential to calm children's Christmas excitement, whilst washing off a busy day's dirt! Keep your bathroom safe and slip free with Dreambaby®'s Watch your Step® Anti-Slip Bath Mats (10 Pack) (F129) RRP $9.95. Easy to pack and take on vacation, these textured Non-Slips help prevent accidental slips and falls in the tub. They are easy to use in a regular or baby bath.
Dangling blind and curtain cords present a potential strangulation hazard for small children, at home and away during holiday periods. Keep your living and bedroom areas safe and 'cord free", ensuring all cords are safely out of reach from inquisitive little fingers with the Dreambaby® Blind Cord wind-ups 2 pack (F131) RRP $4.45. Again, these little yet essential safety products will ensure peace of mind and provide safe storage of unfamiliar and unpredictable blind cords in rental accommodation.
Another ideal holiday 'must-pack" is the Dreambaby® Adhesive Mag Lock® range (F150) From RRP $34.95. Keep cupboards safe and out of bounds to curious little people this festive season, by installing inside your holiday home's cupboards and drawers. Once in place, these locks can only be released with the use of the powerful Mag Lock® Magnetic Key. With the added benefit of being able to easily remove and re-install, the Dreambaby® Adhesive Magnetic Locking System®, is perfect to accompany your young family this season! Ensure your children sleep soundly and safely in their own beds, all night long with the lightweight, portable Dreambaby® Harrogate Bedrail (F770) RRP $49.95. Easy to transport (especially when your traveling by car) this product offers the utmost peace of mind for all parents and fits most regular beds and mattress, at home and away!
Last but not least, keep the Hanukah Menorah or Christmas tree complete with electrical lights, glass ornaments and even burning candles out of the way of curious little ones by enclosing the tree with the help of the Dreambaby® Royale Converta® 3 in 1 Play-Yard & Wide Barrier Gate RRP (F849) $179.95.
Visit the Dreambaby® web site at www.dreambaby.com.au or call (02) 9386 4000 or in New Zealand, call (09) 274 8788. Become a Dreambaby® fan: http://www.facebook.com/Dreambabysafety.