Safety at Home and Away

Hello, I’m Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom.  The folks at Evenflo have invited me to address some typical home safety issues – important to you and your family.  Each month I’ll offer some tips and advice about keeping your home safe while providing baby a safe and secure place to grow and play.  I’ll also answer a reader question each month, so please send me an email at Alison@safetymom.com  if you have something on your mind.

With Mother's Day and Memorial Day right around the corner you are in the process of planning a few road trips or family barbeques, which means you need to be safety- ready at home and away. Having the right home safety products will put you at ease while entertaining your guests and will allow baby the freedom to play in her safety zone. Choosing the right home safety products that are convenient when traveling can make all the difference when trying to pack for the kids and get everyone out the door. Evenflo has a variety of products to help ensure you have the right tools to keep baby away from those danger hot spots while at home and away.

Party Ready

Planning a neighborhood barbeque at your house for Memorial Day means people constantly coming in and out the patio door. Guests need to be able to move with ease from room to room without feeling trapped by your superb baby proofing skills. The Easy Walk-Thru™ features a simple one-handle operation and swings in either direction, perfect for wandering guests. The gate makes it easy for any adult to maneuver around, especially your guests who are juggling a plate piled high with macaroni salad in one hand and an iced tea in the other. There are no tools required for installation and width extensions allow the gate to adapt to various doorways.

For the Weekend Traveler

Packing for a weekend trip can sometimes be more than you bargained for. Trying to remember what you need, as well as what baby needs can leave you stressed, instead of looking forward to getting away. One less thing to worry about is baby's safety while away from home. The Soft & Wide™ Gate lightweight and folds up in seconds, and comes with a convenient carrying bag for travel to and from home.

Stair Safety

The stairs are a big concern for parents, especially when baby begins to take her first few steps. Before you know it, she will be an independent toddler looking to explore her surroundings. The Home Décor Top of Stair™ Gate can be mounted for use at the top or bottom of the stairs to help keep baby away from these danger hot spots. The gate also features one-handed controls to making maneuvering around the stairs easy for you, but not for baby. The stylish wood frame easily blends into your home décor and a hardware mount ensures a sturdy hold.

The All-Around Option

Whether you are at home or visiting family, the Memory Fit™ Gate is the perfect option to ensure a fast, secure and proper installation every time. Secure Memory Lock remembers doorway size and a pressure mount design eliminates the need for tools; saving you time and energy. The gate features a child-restraint, one-hand release that requires two actions to unlock, helping to ensure that this gate will help to create a safe area for the most curious and determined of babies.

To make home safety even easier, Evenflo has a simple tool to help you find the right gate for your family.  For more information, visit www.evenflo.com.

Just remember, taking a few simple steps to make your home safe and secure will help you create a little peace of mind.