Why you need baby proofing corner and edge guards
A playful kid is a blessing. He grows up faster, stronger and is able to get a good night’s sleep after all the physical workout.
They also have endless tales to tell from the experiences they have had and that’s a lively child.
But there is a caveat. A playful child is also likely to make a mess of himself and sustain bruises and injuries more often than a reserved one. Especially with boys. Boys are 3 times more likely to bang their heads on the floor than girls.
(i) Kids can bang themselves on purpose
According to babycenter.com, kids can purposely bang their heads for comfort, and pain relief by providing a distraction from the pain whether it’s an ear or tooth infection.
They can also bang themselves to call for attention and this is very common. If he is frustrated and he’s yet to learn how to express his feelings, they use physical actions such a self destruction so that you have no choice but to give in.
This can happen any time and you are safer if you have covered your edges and corners with the best corner and edge safety guards
(ii) Developmental disorder
Although it may not signal a severe problem, experts associate head banging with autism and other developmental disorders that cause behavioural awkwardness in toddlers.
(iii) It is normal kid’s play
If your kid is active, he obviously loves to run around the house, hop, skip and jump all over. Due to his yet to develop judgement, he can tell when his play is too much and where to keep off. His physical balance is also not developed enough and he will be toppling all over and slamming his head or limb on walls, furniture, fireplace, and so on.
(iv) There are other vulnerable humans and pets in the house
Injuries and bruises in the house are not a preserve of the toddlers alone. If you have your elderly parent in house, he can miss a step any time and fall knocking on furniture. The same applies to pets which are as playful as kids. What is more, I doubt whether you can count the number of times you have hit your toe on a table leg or knocked your knee or elbow on a cruel corner or edge.
Save yourself this mess by getting the best corner and edge protectors. They are cheap, affordable and worthwhile.