Childproofing the Fireplace to Prevent Accidents
A fireplace adds a lot of warmth and ambiance to your house. However, if you fail to take the proper precautions, a fireplace can pose a danger to your child. Children are very curious by design. This curiosity leads children to explore the world around them. Since your child does not yet know what is safe and what is not, you need to take some extra steps to protect him.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your child safe around a fire is to get a fireplace fence. By setting up a fence around your fireplace, you can control how close your child can get to the flames. With a fence, your child can get close enough to watch and enjoy the fire but not close enough to suffer harm. Another important step to keeping your child safe is to keep the fire inside the fireplace. A fireplace grate is designed to hold the wood so that a fire burns more efficiently and so that the ignited logs do not roll out of the fire place where they could do harm.
You do not have to stop using your fireplace just because you have a child in your home. However, you do have to take steps to childproof your fireplace. Let your child enjoy the fire from a safe distance, keep the fire inside of the fireplace and enjoy the natural warmth of a wood fire.
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