Archive for November, 2010

Is Your Family’s Kids Playhouse Furniture Really Totally Safe For Your Little Ones?

November 22, 2010 - 8:05 pm No Comments

Decorating a kids playhouse can be an exciting, enjoyable time for you and your child. It affords you the opportunity to bond while trying to create a play space that will be his or her own little castle. One of the most fun aspects of decorating is selecting furniture. The pieces that you and your child pick will determine the type of look and feel for the playhouse. That’ important. But what’s more important is that whatever furniture that you select is safe!

Kids playhouse exteriorHere are a few things to look out for when furnishing your kids playhouse, so that you avoid introducing furniture that is cute, but not safe:

1. Antique toys, vintage baby bassinets for doll babies, or any old items that are painted with lead based paint should never be added to a kids playhouse. Lead poisoning is a very real hazard that people often overlook. While it may seem harmless enough, the reality is that the paint can chip off and could potentially be inhaled or ingested by your little one inadvertently.

2. Furniture that has not been properly cleaned should never be introduced into a kids outdoor playhouse. You may find a really nice chair or loveseat that would work wonders to bring together the look of your child’s playhouse. It could be super cheap also! However, before you put it in that kids playhouse, take the extra step and spend the money to have it cleaned and sanitized. Lots of germs can live in fabric and cushions. By not cleaning it you could potentially expose your child to ringworm, animal dander, and other disgusting vermin that live in used furniture.  Used furniture is great for an outdoor playhouse, but only if it’s totally clean and safe!

3. Sharp, pointy tables and objects should never be included in an outdoor playhouse décor.  Opt for tables or free-standing furniture that has rounded edges. Children can be clumsy and they fall often. Your child has a great chance of getting hurt if he or she falls onto the pointed corner of a table, which could not only cause a bump but could possibly pierce the eye or mouth. No parent would want their child to go through that, so it’s best to select furniture that is rounded and, of course, ultra-safe.

A kids playhouse can be absolutely gorgeous when furnished with the right pieces. If you are really concerned about using adult or higher end pieces that has the potential to pose a risk, then select plastic or wooden child sized and age appropriate playhouse furniture. The choice is yours, but the decision to be safe should always be given the highest priority.

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No Room For An Indoor Kids Playhouse? No Problem!

November 12, 2010 - 10:39 pm No Comments

Many people don’t have the space for an indoor kids playhouse.  But that didn’t stop Gillian, a mother and blogger at Dried Figs and Wooden Spools, who turned a spare closet into a playhouse.  Yep, she was resourceful and creative.

She was able to stencil flowers on the closet wall, with the help of her son…cute, huh?  Also, because closets don’t usually have windows, look at how she created a “window” with curtains for this kids playhouse.

The playhouse is decked out with a play kitchen, a baby cradle and other fun toys.  So now when you tell your kids you don’t have room for an indoor kids playhouse…hmmm…you may have to rethink your answer!

Closet Kids Playhouse

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A Kids Playhouse Becomes Even Better With Wi-Fi

November 10, 2010 - 7:51 pm No Comments

In the fall and winter months, one reason a kids playhouse is a great place for children is because it can be an instrumental part in getting them out from in front of the television. However, another reason a kids playhouse is an awesome space for kids is because they can customize it completely for themselves. In customizing their own private space, a child may have a desire to do something cool online or to visit one of their favorite kid educational sites. Unfortunately, they cannot do that if they don’t have access to the family’s network or Wi-Fi.

Mom & daughter with computer having funA child’s playhouse experience can been really wonderful with the integration of wi-fi. Here are some things to keep in mind and to consider when setting up wi-fi in your family’s outdoor playhouse:

1. Always keep safety first and set those parental controls on high! While children should not have unsupervised internet time because of all of the junk out there, it is sometimes hard to keep some things from creeping before their eyes. So, be sure to turn up the controls and block sites that can be a little risqué at times, even if it is a search engine.

2. Provide your little one with a kiddy computer or a netbook that will hold up to being moved around their space. You may want to simply give them access to the internet while you are there, and use the netbook to download the games or videos that they like. Either way, there will most likely be a time when they will want to get online in their kids playhouse.

3. One of the coolest parts of making wi-fi available in your kids outdoor playhouse is that parents that are simply supervising their children as they play can be online and getting things done during the down times. Everyone in the family could benefit from having that access available.

A kids playhouse is a valuable and unique space on which your child can stake his or her claim. Give your children the tools that they will need to make it amazingly special. Wi-fi can be a useful addition for your children’s educational time while in their playhouse, and for you as well.

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Peak Inside A Kids Playhouse

November 2, 2010 - 10:25 pm No Comments

Here are some great peaks inside multiple kids playhouses.  After you check these pictures out, please let me know what playhouse is your favorite!

Kids playhouse inside 1

Inside a kids playhouse 2

Inside a Kids Playhouse 3

Inside a kids playhouse 4

Inside a kids playhouse 5

Inside a kids playhouse 5

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