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Safety First with Fairy Non Bio Pods

William is 21 months old – a proper toddler now and incredibly curious, with absolutely no concept of personal safety. I’m sure your toddler is the same – little fingers reaching for objects, crawling under barriers and climbing on everything in sight. Recently I noticed that he had a massive growth spurt, with his trousers not even covering the bottom of his legs anymore! This not only meant a new wardrobe, but it meant he could now reach the counter tops and anything on them adding new dangers into range. You’d think keeping one step ahead of a two year old wasn’t that hard a task, but William definitely keeps me on my toes.

We had a very awkward moment a while back when I realized he could now reach the cat food which we leave out in our conservatory, on a sideboard that was previously way above his height. We’ve discovered he quite likes the taste of cat food, which has now been relocated to a more secure location (cats are not impressed though). Now imagine if that had been something toxic or dangerous.

This is why I have so much laundry to do!

When Fairy Non Bio contacted me and invited me to learn about their new “Child-Lock System” I was happy to get on board as raising awareness about home safety is really important to me. I found out that safety of children at home is the top priority for 85% of parents out, but only 59% of parents say they are aware of all the dangers in the home, and new dangers can easily creep up on us as our kids develop and grow. What was unreachable last week for William can now be brought within his grasp so this really resonated with me. It made me stop and have a good long think about my current home safety and whether anything could be improved.

Now if you’re anything like me, you do a lot of laundry. One of the great mysteries of parenting to me is how one tiny person generate more clothes than two adults! I find myself doing a load of laundry several times a week and of course, William’s curious about the process. Unfortunately pods along with all sorts of laundry detergents, medicines, vitamins, cleaning products and toiletries can look very interesting and appealing so it’s really, really important to keep them away from children. Fairy Non Bio has created a new pack with an innovative “Child-Lock System” to add an extra layer of safety into the home.

Laundry products like Fairy Non Bio pods must be kept away from children at all times – they contain chemicals that can be extremely harmful if ingested and can burst and be harmful to the skin as well. The new Child-Lock System contains a dual-action opening mechanism which requires a co-ordinated movement to open it. For an adult, this is simple and won’t add anything fiddly to your laundry routine, but for little hands it’ll be extremely difficult to unlock.

To Open Fairy Non Bio Pods Child Lock Pack:
Step 1: Pinch both sides of the opening mechanism together.
Step 2: Lift the lid.

To Close Fairy Non Bio Pods Child Lock Pack:
Step 1: Click the Fairy Non Bio PODS lid securely closed by pushing down.
Step 2: Keep away from children, in an elevated or locked cupboard.

This video shows how simple it is:

By making sure that the pack is locked securely and it’s kept out of reach you have that double protection for peace of mind and ultimate safety. One of the most helpful tips to me when considering both baby and toddler proofing was how important it is to get down to your child’s level and look at the room from their point of view. By sitting or lying on the floor and getting to the height of your child, you might be surprised how you see things differently and find potential new hazards. Okay I feel a bit silly crawling around the room on my hands and knees, but hey – safety first.

I found the new Fairy Non Bio pods lid very easy to use and am impressed with the fact that Fairy – in partnership with leading safety organizations, the laundry industry and parents around the world – have put so much thought into education and safety. Raising awareness of new potential dangers is critically important and sharing this message with another mum could be really helpful. Home safety evolves as our kids develop too, so it’s good to take a step back and re-evaluate any new potential dangers as our little ones grow in size, dexterity and intelligence. If you haven’t done a safety check in a while, now’s a really good time!

Note: This post was sponsored by Fairy Non-Bio.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Gemz February 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I agree completely. We definitely need to do a recheck now Paul is 2. They have growth spurts you don’t even notice!

  • Reply Maria and the Twins February 26, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    We do so much laundry here and have always used Fairy. I think I did 6 loads last week because everyone got so muddy.

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum March 6, 2019 at 8:31 am

      That’s the problem with the current weather! I don’t mind the rain in principle but it does make life very very muddy!

  • Reply Lisa February 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    People must think we’re mad crawling around on the floor and reaching up to desks to see what they can get at but #safetyfirst

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum March 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

      I spent way too much time under my computer desk when I was baby proofing (it’s where all the wires are). Luckily no one saw me!

  • Reply Jenna March 1, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I’m going to be so glad when it’s not mud season anymore. The laundry with three boys has been relentless.

  • Reply Jeremy@ThirstyDaddy March 6, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    looks great. There are so many different things to try and think about, it can be overwhelming at first #KCACOLS

  • Reply Amy SIMPSON March 7, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for the tips x

  • Reply Rachael Hope March 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I don’t have children myself, but I will pass this on to my parent pals 🙂 very informative read.

    Thanks for sharing!

    #KCACOLS

    Rach – https://rachaelhope.co.uk/

  • Reply Jennifer Cannon March 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    It is very scary how much little ones can manage to get into. They are way more creative than they can possibly think through the consequences! I know my youngest managed to figure out the “child proof” cabinet locks at 2 years old. I seriously couldn’t put anything in my lower cabinets.

    Thank you for participating in #KCACOL

  • Reply Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin March 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Although it’s obviously good that there is a safety feature on these boxes, I can’t help but feel that it would have been even better if these pods didn’t exist. We use a washing liquid which is approved by the British Allergy Foundation, and which has as few harmful ingredients in it as possible (including being free from perfume, which is really important from an allergy perspective). It has a warning on the bottle about the risk of severe irritation if getting into your eyes. That’s all. I’m sure it’s not at all healthy to drink it either, but it doesn’t have all those warnings that many of the more toxic products have.
    Basically, why some companies think it’s a great idea to make a poisonus product and put it into something that looks like it could be a sweet of some kind, is beyond me.
    What’s even worse is that there are substances in there which can cause anyone to develope allergies. My husband had no allergies until he was almost 40, then developed skin problems, and we found out that some pretty common household chemicals (which he’d been using without any issues for many years) were the cause of him developing these allergies. It has certainly changed the way I think about what products we use, and how harmful they can be, to kids in particular. #KCACOLS

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum March 11, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks for your viewpoint. I think it’s always good to explore alternatives and think about the products that we use to really make an informed decision about what’s right for ourselves and our families.

  • Reply Lana March 12, 2019 at 1:18 am

    It is very scary how quickly little ones can get into things. And what is scary is that both my boys seemed to figure out the “safety” locks etc…way too soon! #KCACOLS

  • Reply Teresa sheldon March 18, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Some great tips I’m pretty pleased they have the lock lids now, although always store them out of reach you can’t be to careful

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