Having a child friendly is
a great selling point and opens up your booking market considerably. But
to really give your guests confidence that their little ones are going
to be safe during their stay, you’ll need to go further than simply
leaving out a travel cot.
To help your guests relax during their stay they want to know that their
child is safe in their new environment. There are a number of things you
can do as a host to help put your guests minds at ease:
Install child proof locks on cupboards with cleaning materials / sharp
knives / plastic bags / medicine etc
Install or leave out stair gates, fire guards and swimming pool gates
Avoid furniture with sharp edges. Alternatively, fit corner guards to
any low level corners
Keep breakable items up high, including the television
Leave a non slip bath mat and floor mat to help prevent accidents in
By providing your guests with the bigger kiddy items, you’ll be saving
them serious packing space or pricey higher costs. Some of the key items
to install or leave out for your families include:
A cot - this can simply be a travel cot if you don’t have the room for
a fixed crib. However, if you do opt for a travel cot, be mindful of
the fact that some need a little more padding, so you may need to buy
a mattress topper too.
Bed guards - a detachable bed guard will be greatly received by any
parent with a little one who has only just graduated up to a big bed.
A potty and an inner toilet seat
Blackout blinds for the child's room
If you’re looking to go above and beyond with your child friendly
, there are a few extras you
can do which will wow any guest with young children.
Supply a starter pack of the big bulky necessities, such as nappies,
wipes and bubble bath - a parents’ dream welcome basket.
Leave a box of toys out for the children to enjoy. You can grab some
brilliant second hand toys at a charity shop.
Add some kiddy items to your first aid kit, such as calpol, bonjela
and a child friendly thermometer.