Our little ones love to run around and get some fresh air, especially when summer well and truly shows it colours, but for teeny tots, the garden can often be a minefield for accidents and injuries however, rest assured there are many ways you can keep your garden safe for your active toddlers and reduce the risk of injury.
Below we have compiled a short guide on how to keep your garden safe and toddler-friendly for the summer.
Climbing frames are great fun however, being only young it’s likely that your tot will need a bit of assistance to swing across to the next monkey bar; however, we can’t always be there to help and as adventurous (not to mention brave) spirits, they want to show you they can do it all by themselves. If this sounds familiar, it might be worth popping a few soft play toys underneath the climbing frame where your child isn’t protected to make sure that, if they do fall, they have a gentle landing.
If your little one has a tendency to dig up your lovely flower patches or put their muddy hands in their mouths and tread it all into the house, it might be time for a fence. This way you can protect your home from muddy footprints, your flower beds from stomping toes and your toddler from plant prickles and thorns. Also, fencing can often look decorative and intricate in a blossoming garden which can add to the appeal and appearance of your home so you benefit too!
Artificial grass is perfect for toddlers for several reasons. Firstly, in the summer, if a natural lawn isn’t watered enough it can develop hard, dry patches that could pose as a risk of injury. Similarly, if the grass is over-watered, there’s a risk of slipping over and hurting yourself; as artificial grass doesn’t need to be watered and drains rain and water (after cleaning) fairly quickly, it means that your little one is safe to play on the grass. In addition, fake lawns are very soft and durable, making them ideal for tumbling tots and are highly susceptible to common causes of wear and tear; again avoiding any dry mud patches in the grass.
As a beneficial feature for you as the homeowner, they look fantastic all year round and preserve their little to no maintenance, cost-effective promise throughout the years.
These are just 3 ways you can keep your garden safe and toddler-friendly. Do you have any more advice for our readers?
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