Building The Perfect Home For Young Children

Having children changes virtually every aspect of your life, not least your living arrangements. The ideal family home might not look massively different from how things were before, but those subtle changes are noticeable. Essentially, everything should be designed with the kids in mind.   

It can feel daunting, but it needn’t be that way. With these five simple tips, your children will be provided with everything they need and more. Let’s get to work.   



Home security should be a priority for every homeowner. In truth, though, it should take even greater importance when kids are involved. Firstly, the thought of them being at risk is enough to send shivers down any parent’s back. Secondly, the emotional scars of a burglary can be very damaging indeed.

Protecting the property has arguably never been easier. Nowadays, advanced CCTV, motion detectors, and automated gate can all increase the overall safety. If nothing else, it’ll give you peace of mind.


A safe home is a happy home. Unfortunately, most kids have an amazing ability to find danger at every turn. As a responsible parent, it’s vital that your home is designed to prevent those issues.   

The process starts with ensuring electrical appliances are safe, and sockets are covered. Meanwhile, foam coverings can be used to remove the danger of hitting heads on sharp objects. Dangerous products including medicines should always be kept out of reach, and all doors and windows should be locked to avoid escape. Do those simple things, and the job will be complete.


Childproofing is an important part of creating a safe and happy home, but it isn’t the only feature to consider. Structural damage that causes problems for adults can be even more problematic for young bodies. These issues can range from damp to poor insulation. Either way, early detection and action are vital.  

If you do find yourself with a leak, it’s important to call expert plumbers immediately. Their quick support will save you a lot of money in the long run, and will ensure that your children don’t become affected by the problems. Likewise, problems with HVAC and other key factors must be fixed ASAP.


The home shouldn’t simply be safe. It’s equally important to know that the property provides kids with other life essentials. Quite frankly, sleep patterns should be at the very top of the agenda.   

With this simple guide to the subject, even kids that don’t sleep easy should get their valuable 40 winks. Given that this can have a telling impact on their development as well as general energy, getting this right is essential. Apart from anything else, it should help you get back to a more normal pattern too.


All children should feel comfortable in their home, especially in their bedrooms and living rooms. However, it’s important to remember that they need space to play and burn energy too. The garden is undoubtedly one of the best places to do this. Adding jungle gyms, trampolines, and other fun games can make all the difference.

Opting for an uncluttered approach to interior design will allow the kids to play interactive video games as well as crafts and fun tasks. If it cures the boredom, keeps them safe, and aids development, you’re onto a winner. What more could any parent want?


Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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