How to protect your home for babies in 5 easy steps
The thought of protecting babies can easily overwhelm new parents. By looking around your home, you will easily see a number of things that can be harmful to your child. When you search online, there are thousands of baby proof products and you won’t know what will work and what to buy.
But don’t worry, you can start with the basics and everything else will follow. It is never too early to be careful of dangers in your home, even if your child is a newborn, remember, children grow fast!
Here’s how to baby-proof your home in 5 easy steps:
Anchoring furniture to the wall
Babies will begin to play on the floor more often starting at six months of age. They will crawl, roll and play. They will also start climbing and pulling all the furniture they find.
In case of accidents, fix the furniture to the wall and be sure to remove heavy items like lamps, vases, glass decor, and even your TV from your furniture surfaces. Consider mounting your TV or using TV straps to be more secure.
Cover electrical outlets
Young children are naturally very curious and most of them are simply drawn to electrical outlets. Invest in tight-fitting electrical outlet covers as part of protecting your home from babies.
It is also important to be careful with electrical cables; Not only are they an electrocution hazard, they are also a tripping hazard.
Invest in safety gates for stairs
Stairs are one of the most dangerous things in a baby home. It is wise to invest in security gates at the top of the stairs. Be sure to be careful when always closing the doors leading to the stairs.
Keep cleaning products out of reach
We all know that children will eat and taste everything they find. Cleaning products and other chemicals should always be out of the reach of children; keep them on a shelf or in a locked cabinet.
Ideally, children should not be able to access all cabinets and drawers. Put safety locks so that children cannot open them.
Create a safe place for your child to play
Designate an area in your home to be your child’s play area. While you can’t baby-proof your entire house, at least your little one will have a safe place to play.
Try these simple baby protection tips for your peace of mind as a parent!