Being a parent is one of the most difficult - if not the most difficult - jobs in the world. Our beautiful little ones don’t come with an instruction manual, and for first time parents, it can all seem like a never-ending trial of nappy changes, sleep deprivation and military-style planning just to leave the house. When they become mobile, you’ll need eyes in the back of your head! We all know about the obvious dangers such as electrical outlets and hanging chords but here are some that you might not have considered...

 

Don't Forget Dishwashers

Almost every home now has a dishwasher in the kitchen or utility space. Imagine you are part way through loading or unloading when you get distracted. It only takes a second for your toddler to have immediate access to knives, forks, glass and other kitchen implements that could cause harm. Any detergent that is left could be harmful to their skin and eyes. The best solution is to point all sharp cutlery downwards in the utensil basket when loading and at all times keep the dishwasher door closed and latched.

Don't Forget Dishwashers