Predictably unpredictable

Living with children can be predictably unpredictable. The new IKEA Safer Home mobile app helps you to stay one step ahead. Create child safety checklists based on your child’s age. Browse through different rooms and find easy home safety tips you can do right away.


Safer home workshops

Children are curious and inquisitive and have a need to explore the world around them to develop skills for life. But children don’t know or understand dangers that are obvious to older children and adults.

To share what we know about creating a safer home, we’re providing workshops at the IKEA store. The tips and ideas are easy to do and don’t take a lot of time to complete.

Check out workshops at your local store:

5 quick safety tips


Are all bookcases, wardrobes, chest of drawers and other storage furniture secured to the wall? This is extremely important, even if you think your furniture won’t tip. Be sure to secure it to the wall.



Lock it up! To make sure little curious hands don’t get ahold of anything dangerous, use child safety locks on kitchen doors and drawers and child safety window locks to prevent falls.



Is there a first aid kit in the home and does everyone know where it is? Also check to make sure you have functioning fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.



Is your home fitted with smoke alarms? If yes, are the batteries charged?



For baby safety, check to make sure your baby cot and baby high chairs are safe and functioning properly. Check baby toys for possible choking hazards, especially the eyes on soft toys. And for baby care, be sure to use a safe baby bath and changing table.

How we work

When it comes to safety testing, no product is exempt


When we develop products for children, we first try to see things the way children do. We know their world revolves around play, movement, imagination, relaxation, sleeping, eating and wellbeing. Bumps and bruises are part of growing up, but serious injuries are unacceptable.


When testing our products, we consider both intended and unintended use, to identify and minimize potential safety risks. Each product goes through a long process of testing and is not launched until we are sure that it is safe. And even after our products are launched, we continue to evaluate and test them on a regular basis, and if needed we make improvements.

Did you know?


60% of injuries in young children that result in visits to the Emergency dept originate at the home (Monash 2016)

“Be one step ahead of your child’s development”

Herdís Storgaard, Founder of the Safety House, Iceland

“The goal is to make great and safe products for our customers.”

Marie Wendel-Svensson, Laws and Standards Specialist, IKEA

Learn more about safety

Download the new IKEA Safer Home mobile app and stay one step ahead of your little explorer.

Download free via Google Play (Android) or the Apple App Store. (iOS). View privacy statement

Safer Home workshops for IKEA FAMILY members

Check out workshops at your local store: