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Host families with children

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and guests search for places that can accommodate them all—including the littlest little ones. It's extra welcoming if you can offer special amenities or safety equipment that families find helpful, and it has the bonus of making your place more appealing to a wider audience.

Tips for a family-friendly place

  • A working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every floor, and in all sleeping areas
  • A portable crib with a firm-fitting crib sheet, placed away from windows and blinds
  • Removable safety gates for stairs and, if you have a pool, a gate around it
  • Cordless window blinds
  • Secured storage for all household cleaning products, liquid laundry packets, medicine, and chemicals
  • Stoves, cookers, kettles, and other things with safety risks should have children's locks, or be placed out of reach for children
  • Mount flat-panel TVs on walls or use low, stable pieces of furniture for heavier TVs
  • Use brackets, braces, or wall straps to secure unstable and top-heavy furniture to avoid tip-overs
  • Set water heaters to no higher than 48 degrees Celsius to avoid scalds

The Airbnb community is committed to building a world where families from every background feel welcome and respected, no matter how far they have travelled from home. Review our Nondiscrimination Policy for more information.

You can also review these safety tips that are helpful for all stays, and not just those with children and/or infants. You can also find more tips about hosting families.

Share safety information relevant for families

  1. Click Listings and select the listing you want to edit
  2. Under Listing editor, click Your space
  3. Click Guest safety
  4. Select from options, Safety considerations, Safety devices, and Property info
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