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Create a child-friendly kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home where everyone gathers and spends most of their time – but it is also a place with several potential dangers. Hot pots and pans are moved about, sharp knives are used, and curious children explore and are eager to help.

Many accidents can be prevented through careful planning or by taking simple measures. Here you can learn about kitchen safety and how you can create a safe and functional kitchen – for all members of the household.

Place your oven at a safe and convenient height

Place the oven and microwave at a height that makes it easy to see the interior and convenient to take hot dishes out. Place the microwave above the oven to keep it out of reach for small children.

Corner bumpers

Reduces the risk of your child getting hurt by sharp edges.

Mount cabinet/drawer catches or locks

Keep dangerous liquids, knives, or detergents out of children's reach.

Anti-slip underlay

Keeps the rug in place and reduces the risk of slipping.

Door stop

Children getting their fingers caught in doors is something you definitely want to avoid. A door stop keeps the door open and your worries at a safe distance.

Have a step stool nearby

They are handy for reaching high shelves or for letting children be part of the action. Use anti-slip strips to prevent slipping.

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