As your baby grows from a sweet little newborn to a mobile, crawling baby to a walking, curious baby you will need to childproof your home to keep them safe. There are many things in a home that are dangerous to a baby.
When you begin to childproof your home it can seem like an overwhelming task. It is a job that requires careful thought and attention but can be done.
Let’s go over some parts of your home that need to have attention devoted to them to accurately childproof them. Electrical outlets are a huge temptation to little ones. They are right at eye level and look like something just waiting for you to put something in it. Be sure to use outlet covers. Not all outlet covers are created equal, either. Some of them do not stay in well. After you place them in the outlet, see if you can remove them.
Move all of your cleaners up to a high cabinet that your child will not be able to reach for many years. The same goes for any medications or other toxic products. Put cabinet locks on your cabinets to insure any product you may have missed is inaccessible.
Baby gates are a must if you have stairs. Stairs are something all babies love to play on and therefore, you must childproof that area.
Toilet locks are a wonderful invention for babies that love to play in the water. They will keep your toilet shut and locked so that your baby is safe.
There are many gadgets and helpful devices in the section of stores that sell childproof aids, but if you want to know how well your home is prepared for your baby, crawl through it with an eye out for anything that catches your eye as a potential danger.
Your child’s safety is of utmost importance.