Posts Tagged ‘SAFETY’

Common Mistakes in Decorating Children’s Rooms

May 7, 2010

We should consider so many important factors in decorating a child’s room. We should consider safety and ecology friendly concerns. We should think ahead and choose the best mattress for child’s tender spine. With regards to the bed, chair, cupboard and table we should give preference to strong and child friendly furniture for kiddies’ rooms. So each and every piece of new furniture should undergo our test whether it is strong enough and child friendly.

We should remember that a child’s room is not a place just for resting, but also for games and activities,  we should foresee so many factors. For example, walls, kids might draw pictures on it. So walls should be easily washable. Some parents prefer wall papered, reasoning that they are more economical and ecological.

Other parents prefer glossy paper walls, since they are stronger, and can be washed and even painted several times. There are so many variations, each family should choose according to their own taste. As long as the colours are eye friendly for a little person.

It has been scientifically proven that the children develop better if the walls are in pastel colours. It is even influencing the health of the children they get sick less often, are less stressful and more productive with their homework. While bright colours and large figures, on the contrary, will bring tiredness and neuroses. Since a child’s room is a private space of your little ones where they should rest from the emotions of the day, the colours of the walls in children’s rooms should NOT be too bright.

If pastel tones seem to you too dull and not attractive, then you can choose good accessories, such as teddy bears, colourful lamps, hanging elements or paintings. But it is not recommended to decorate walls with creatures from cartoons or movies, especially modern ones, because it might influence negatively on the child’s psyche. Much better and healthy for the body and for the mind to choose images of nature: for example, fruits bright, natural multicolours, they will perfectly bring a huge difference into children’s world.

Moreover, fruits can introduce a child to the alphabet and healthy food. Each fruit can contain a smiling face. A very interesting idea that has been shared with me is how to make a child good friends with fruits from the very tender age. Very easy and creative,  with the help of magical and healthy fairtytales. It should be narrated to the little one on a daily basis. Preferably it should be an individual story on each fruit that is a part of the room’s decoration. The fairytale should, in an easy and entertaining form, explain to the child about the fruit’s life story and health benefits. The main aim of this methodology is to introduce little ones to the world of nature and to develop in children the love for healthy food. Besides, the child will feel very comfortable in his room, being amongst good friends ruits, as these stories will live in his imagination for years.

When choosing the furniture, parents generally are divided into two groups. The first group declares that independence is above all. They are prepared to change almost all items of furniture every second year.

The second group of parents prefer long-term things. Everything – be it furniture or clothing need to be chosen for several years. ,For example, longer sleeves and trousers pipes are normally bought up oversize and rolled up. Always having an excuse that today everything is too expensive and child can wear the same shoes 2-3 years if they put in it extra pair of thick socks.

Anyway, again, it depends on an individual’s preference and choice but a professionals would recommend a golden middle road. Bed and chair – these are the two main items that should really be changed relevant to the child’s growth. A tiny tot requires a small cozy bed,a bigger child would prefer a bed with many shelves where he or she could store toys and accessories. The teenager needs a good bed suitable for an grown-up, relevant to his new ‘adult’ status at school, college or home. The chair should be chosen just as carefully, preferably according to the child’s taste. If a child’s elbows are at table-height, then you can be sure that this chair is appropriate for him.

A bookshelf is a essential part of a child’s room and should be very functional. When a child is still small, the bookshelves can be used for his clothing, later it will be an ideal place for keeping his toys, then books. There will never be enough books as long as they are beneficial for child’s mind and heart. We should always be very careful in choosing the right literature for your little treasure.

Let your little one to have the world of good books full of knowledge, kindness, good morals, the world of fairytales and wise stories, that are being narrated by loving parents. Even the most advanced and exclusive interior without kind words can be replaced by the loving atmosphere created by caring and affectionate parents.


Why Pool Fencing Is Imperative For Your Pool

April 30, 2010

To help you understand more about why a fence is imperative, here are the most important reasons a fence is needed around your swimming pool.

1. Safety

When you have a pool, safety is the number one most important thing to think about. You have to keep kids and animals safe from your pool when no one is around. You don’t want kids or animals getting into your pool because too many bad and dangerous things can happen. You have an obligation as a pool owner to ensure that your pool is as protected as it can be from others. Safety is definitely the most important reason and you should never take this lightly. Always get a pool around the pool immediately or you could end up regretting it.

2. Your liability

When you have a pool, if something should happen to an animal or child in your pool, whether you are there or not, you will be held liable for it. You have to ensure that your liability is protected so that nothing like this ever happens. Protecting others and protecting your liability is a great reason to have a fence around your pool.

3. The law

In most states, it is required that a pool has a fence around it. You need to take time to check the local and state laws so you understand exactly what it required for protective fencing. Don’t forget to do this because if your pool doesn’t follow the laws of your local city or state, you will eventually get caught and have to add a fence. It is better to do it now so you know that you are protecting everyone and not breaking any laws that could end up costing you later.

Build Your Own Bunk Bed

April 23, 2010

I’ve built one my self for my kid’s room and with the kiddie design I’ve put in, my children are simply loving as they can also have their sense of style added giving it their own stamp of personality even if one bed is atop another.

Learning how to build a bunk bed entails more work and planning than say, building furniture. However, with meticulous planning and commitment to get the job done, building a bunk bed is certainly doable as long as you know how to follow easy instruction from a ready made plans.I’ve learned many things while I was building a building. Things, which I’m about to share with you in this article.


Safety is a prime concern for me as a parent. You know hoe growing children are. One is often enough to make you dizzy with their flurry of activities. Put two of them in the same room, and it’s bound to be some kind of a circus.

That’s why I made sure I built a very sturdy bunk bed for both of them. I chose a hard wood for this purpose as it provides more stability to the structure.Also, more attention should be given in building the ladder as well as the guard rails of the the top bunk. And personally, I have my younger kid stay on the lower bunk as I just think that any kid below 4 should not be allowed to sleep on the upper bunk for safety reasons.


You can build a bunk bed just by using some basic handtools like saw and drill. As for the materials, the type of wood you are going to use is completely up to you. You just have to make sure that it is sturdy enough.
Based on experience, you’re going to need 4 4×4 for the posts, and 4 2×4 but then again, wood usage is dependent on the design of the bunk bed. I’ve used more wood than necessary as I’ve installed some built in panels and small cabinet for the bunk bed.


The first time I’ve let my kids on my plans to build a bunk bed, they’re completely against the idea, especially my eldest. However, letting them see the design of the bunk bed I’m planning to build for them, they were eager to have the bunk bed done.
They completely love the panels and cabinets I’ve installed in their own space of the bunk bed.

It was an extra effort I have to put in but having a bunk bed plan beforehand made everything easier and faster for me. Personally, I’ve always been using plans for each woodworking project I’m building and building a bunk bed for my kids is no exception.

A good plan makes it easier for me to execute as it has the necessary step-by-step instruction so I don’t have to overlook some things. Of course, having pictures thrown in definitely made the instruction easier to follow.