Baby-Proof a Home in 5 Simple Steps
Safety is always a top priority at home. Especially if there are babies crawling around. It is important for parents to baby-proof a home because babies always love to explore and play around the house, and oftentimes out of sight. Parents must think in advance of preventive measures to avoid unplanned visits to the hospital.
Safety is always a top priority at home. Especially if there are babies crawling around. It is important for parents to baby-proof a home because babies always love to explore and play around the house, and oftentimes out of sight. Parents must think in advance of preventive measures to avoid unplanned visits to the hospital. Don’t wait for the need to apply baby first aid techniques you’ve learned.
You can download different baby proofing checklist online. In the meantime, here are five ways to baby-proof your home to help you reduce the risk of accidents…
Avoid wet floors around your house
May it be in the bathroom area (outside the tub or shower of course), kitchen area or living area, make sure the floor is dry to prevent slipping. Mop or dry any wet surface at once. Leaving cleaning wet floors for later will only make you forget it. You can also make use of rugs, carpets, or leather pads to reduce risks of accidents.
Cover sharp edges of furniture
Tables, chairs, and cabinets are only some of the things that may harm your babies when they roam around the house. Make sure you have something to cover the edges and corners up to avoid your babies from being cut or bruised. You can easily purchase these plastic or rubber padded edges and corners guides online.
Cover electrical outlets and devices
Exposed outlets should be covered. Switches should be above their reach and extension and any kind of wires should be hidden from view and made inaccessible. Appliances and even mobile phones that are charging should be kept out of reach too. Babies are famous for sticking their fingers into anything! So reduce such occasions.
Keep harmful chemicals safely locked away
Toxic house cleaning products shouldn’t even be on your shopping list. Or if they are really necessary, they should be locked somewhere safe, preferably outside the house. While ideal, it is not always possible. So make sure to prevent easy access to storage rooms, basement, and attic even to bigger kids who have the potential to grab these dangerous chemicals for younger babies to play with.
Clean your home regularly and thoroughly
There is no better way to baby-proof your house that cleaning your home regularly. Sweep and vacuum regularly as you never know what little things are lying around the floor that babies could put into their mouths. As a tip, drop down on the floor and observe the floor from a baby’s point of view and search for some little objects dangerously lying around.
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” as they say. But more importantly, it is next to baby safety and security. Following these five simple ways helps decrease occasions for accidents and stress at home. Better safe than sorry, right? Once you know you’ve done your best to baby proof your home, you can better enjoy a comfortable and worry-free time with your baby!
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