Kristen Dailey | Hanover Real Estate, Braintree Real Estate, Weymouth Real Estate


When you have children, you want to ensure that they’re safe and healthy. You probably have done childproofing and try to keep as many hazards out of your kid's way as possible. There are plenty of hidden dangers around your home that you may have never thought of to protect your kids. Read on To discover more ways to keep your kids safe. 


Dishwasher


You use your dishwasher on a regular basis, and if you have kids, there are a few risks involved that you may have never even thought. The door on the dishwasher should have a secure locking feature on it. If the door isn’t properly closed, all it takes is a little tap from a child, and everything from the dishwasher can come crashing out. Even the door to the appliance itself can be heavy. You don’t want that hitting your child.  


For older children, if the dishwasher isn’t properly loaded, chores can become hazardous. Sharp knives and forks should be pointing in the right direction so when a child is unloading the dishwasher, they aren’t accidentally hurt. 


Dishwasher detergent pods can be a choking hazard as well. Keep these out of reach of children. 


The Oven Or Range


Your oven or range should be correctly installed to avoid injuries. Anti-tip brackets should be mounted on ranges so that there isn’t a risk of the appliance falling on your child. If the child leans on or climbs on the range, there is less risk this way. 


Wall ovens should have doors that lock well. Usually, wall ovens are installed a bit higher up in the kitchen, but oven doors that fly open can pose an injury risk. 


On the stovetop, make sure that pot handles are turned in to keep little hands from grabbing them. If you can, use the back burners instead of the front. This will be an added security to keep your kids from getting burned. 


Your Child’s Room


Young children will spend a lot of time in their nursery. Between napping and playing, you want to be sure that the room is safe. The crib should be sturdy with a firm mattress. Nothing should be placed in the crib besides a fitted sheet. It’s preferable to have new cribs for babies as older cribs can be worn and wobbly. Hand-me-downs could even be missing parts. Be sure that the child’s room doesn’t have a lot of electrical cords and any unused outlets have caps on them.            


This Single-Family in Rockland, MA recently sold for $353,000. This Cape style home was sold by Kristen Dailey - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


166 Levin Rd, Rockland, MA 02370

Single-Family

$374,900
Price
$353,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to most desirable Wyman Fields neighborhood! This home is a commuters dream, minutes to route 3 & only 3 miles to Abington station. Only 23 miles to Boston, 35 miles to the Sagamore bridge. Easy trip to Derby Street Shoppes for shopping and restaurants. 4 bedrooms for the price of 3. This beautifully maintained 4 bedroom/1.5 bath Cape is picture perfect for your first time home buyers or down-sizers. First floor is beautifully updated with a new kitchen, stone countertops & stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan has a large living room w/a fireplace, generous size dining room, the 4th bedroom/playroom/office, bath and huge sunroom. The second level has 3 additional bedrooms, including a master bedroom with bath. Head down to the finished basement play room with extra storage and laundry. Bonus features include: Newer windows, fenced yard, new shed, hardwoods throughout and plenty of parking. You can't beat the price and location!

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This Single-Family in Marshfield, MA recently sold for $462,000. This Gambrel style home was sold by Kristen Dailey - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


76 Bay Point Path, Marshfield, MA 02050

Single-Family

$469,900
Price
$462,000
Sale Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Marshviews! This Gambrel Cape sits on a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood in Green Harbor and has a choice of 2 master bedrooms. Updated Kitchen has new stainless appliances, granite counter tops and new ceramic tile flooring. Open floor plan in kitchen, dining room and living room. 1st fl. has all new, hardwood flooring. Front-to-Back Master Bedroom on the 2nd floor in the Main House with a walk in closet that overlooks ever changing views of the marsh. 2nd floor, bonus room, located over the 2 car garage addition, with 2 walk in closets. Bonus room could be an in-law, master bed, playroom, office, or teen suite and has a window air conditioner. All of the main house has central air. Family room has french doors to a wood deck that overlooks the marsh. Possible one floor living, as family room could be a first floor master suite with closet and fire place. Windows replaced in 2000. New exterior siding in 2017. Best rated elementary school, close to golf, marina, restaurants and beaches

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This Single-Family in Hanover, MA recently sold for $435,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kristen Dailey - SUCCESS! Real Estate.


39 Davis St, Hanover, MA 02339

Single-Family

$439,900
Price
$435,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in! Everything is done! Beautiful 3 bedroom ranch on a dead end street with a spacious open floor plan. Large living room with vaulted ceiling and kitchen with lots of cabinet space and pantry make this the perfect space for entertaining. Kitchen, with gas cooking and stainless appliances, bedrooms and bathroom have all been recently updated. New roof installed in 2018. Well maintained, fenced in, expansive back yard and deck will host countless barbecues and parties! Still time to get in to a great school system before the school year begins! Gas heat and central air. Open house Saturday 7/28 11-1 Sunday 7/29 11-1.

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