- Written by Queen Munguti for KenyaKidz
Kenyan parents are being advised to ensure that their homes are baby proofed before their children even begin crawling in a bid to avoid house accidents which have been found to be one of the most common causes of death in children over the age of one year.
“Those most at risk from a home accident are the 0-4 years age group. Falls account for the majority of non-fatal accidents while the highest numbers of deaths are due to fire. Most of these accidents are preventable through increased awareness, improvements in the home environment and greater product safety,” this is according to the UK The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Some of the measures that parents can take include cushioning the edges of tables which will prevent children from knocking themselves as they crawl or walk, cover the sockets to prevent the electrocution of children and have door stoppers that prevent children from banging themselves as they open or close the doors.
Here are Nairobi stores that offer baby proofing products:
1. Baby and Mum- Located in the CBD, the shop has various products such as table corner cushions for both glass and wooden tables 4 pieces at Sh600, table edge protectors at Sh800, baby gates at Sh6,500, door stoppers at Sh200, socket covers 6pieces at Sh600 and multipurpose locks at Sh500 among others. To get in touch with then call: 0720543709
2. All things toto- An online Nairobi store, they have products such as door stoppers, table edge protectors, door stoppers and socket covers. To get in touch with tem call: 0721343204