Safety and practical tips for child furniture

Before buying your child furniture, there are several safety and practical measures to be taken into account to ensure the safety of your child as well as the practicality of the item.

You should consider the following points when getting your child furniture :

Stability - a wide based and sturdy item (eg. high chair) that is very difficult to tip over.

No sharp edges - be sure the underside and the area surrounding your furniture is free from rough or sharp edges. For wooden items, make sure that there are no splinters that are exposed.

Adjustable - it is best that the furniture is adjustable considering the fact that your child grows up fast and you would want to keep the furniture for a longer period. This is especially true for bedroom furniture or bedding sets which is not only costly but bulky and you would want to make sure that it is still usable for years to come.

Easy to clean - You'll want easy to wipe surfaces, in anticipation of your baby or toddler which will most likely be playing, spitting and throwing food in every crack of the furniture he or she can reach. For furniture made of fabric, make sure it has removable fabric that can be easily cleaned.

Lockable Wheels - wheels can be convenient for moving the furniture from room to room, but always be sure the wheels are lockable when your children is in it or when it is not in use to prevent any untoward accident.

Safety Straps and Guardrails - this is needed for baby high chair or changing table to prevent baby or toddler from slipping off.

Storage - a furniture that is foldable or collapsible will make storage easier when it is not in use.

Ease of Use -must be easy to set up and take down.

You can find a large selection of attractive child furniture here - ranging from bedroom furniture, child playroom furniture, bunk beds, kids rugs and many others.

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