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Indoor Fountains in Homes with Small Children

Indoor fountains are a great addition to any home. They enhance the look and feel of your interior setting and allow you to transform your home environment. They come in a wide range of styles, designs, and sizes, including wall mounted fountains, tabletop fountains, and free-standing floor fountains. There is a style of fountain for every home, even homes with small children. Because of certain hazards, there are some fountains that are more suitable than others. If there are small children in your house, there are a few specific things you will want to avoid.

Choking Hazards

One of the first things that come to mind in a discussion of child safety is choking hazards. Children are curious creatures, and often use their mouths to help explore that curiosity. Later in life, we all learn that it isn’t best to put something unfamiliar in our mouths, but kids are still learning. For this reason, it is very important to keep choking hazards away from them. There are many fountains that include small detachable pieces. Avoid fountains that have stones, pebbles, or rocks, as children can easily take them from the fountain.

Free-Standing Pieces

Floor fountains are popular choices in many homes, but they are not always the safest decision. If you would prefer a free-standing floor model in your home, consider the shape of it. Is it a wide, sturdy piece that is firmly planted in its location, or is it a tall, slender piece at the mercy of the slightest push. Don’t forget how experimental children can be. They can easily knock things over, intentionally or not. This can be very dangerous for them. You don’t want one of those tall piece fall over and hurting your child. Be sure to keep this in mind when choosing a fountain for your home.

Arm’s Reach

The easiest way to keep your child safe is to keep the dangers out of arm’s reach. If they can’t get to something, then it poses no threat. So, be strategic with the placing of your fountain. Wall fountains are probably one of the best choices for accomplishing this task. A wall mounted fountain over a piece of furniture would be very hard to get to. Avoid locations where your child may be tempted to climb, and search for spots that they feel are impossible to reach.

Having children in your home doesn’t mean you can’t have fountains. Their abilities to improve air quality and support sleep and stress reduction proves quite the opposite. You just have to be very aware of your decision. Keep any potential problems at bay by avoiding a few specific hazards. Your home will be beautiful and you and your children will be happy and safe.