Baby-proofing Essentials: Tips on Preventing Household Accidents or Injuries

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Are you ready to welcome your little one into your house? Your baby is ready for their new home, but is your house safe enough for them? You’ll be surprised to know how easily babies can get into trouble. The normal day-to-day things that might seem harmless to you can be threatening for your little one. Kitchen slabs, cabinet doors, knife holders, and other things can be dangerous for the infant.

New parents scroll through the internet all day to find out the knits and grits of baby-proofing, but they learn only the basics. Right now, you might be thinking only about the floor, but it’s only a matter of time until the baby starts rolling, crawling, and climbing.

The point is that you need to inspect every room when it comes to baby-proofing the house. When you consider revamping the whole house, it seems like a huge task, and the details can get left out. Nonetheless, it becomes easier with these solutions.

 1. The Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen according to your baby’s activity is the most important task. You can begin with changing cabinets and slabs that are safe for the baby and suit your taste. The kitchen is where all the sharp objects are, so it makes total sense to start your renovation there.

You’re going to spend a lot of time cooking for yourself and the baby. Even if you don’t carry them in the kitchen, they can crawl in by themselves. While you’re busy prepping yourself a meal, they can find their way to the pantry or point to shelf doors. Babies are faster than you think.

You do not need to worry, though. All you have to do is to invest in childproof locks, and you’re good to go. Other things that will serve you are stove knob covers as they will prevent your baby from accidentally turning on the gas. It’s also a good idea to put your cleaning supplies somewhere where the baby can’t find them. Keeping them under the sink is not a good option anymore.

You can also remove the rugs from under the dining table as food spills on them. The rugs will need a lot of cleaning as babies have a tendency to put everything in their mouths.

If you keep all these things in mind, you’ll be able to play with your baby in the kitchen and enjoy quality meals together.

2. The Living Room

The living room is where everybody spends most of their time. You and your baby will do the same. Both of you will play with toys and make amazing memories together. It’s important that you keep the toys safe.

Begin with flattening out the sharp edges with stick-on corner cards. They are great as they are very simple to use, and they protect your baby from head bumps. These can also be used anywhere.

living room

The living room generally contains electronics and wires. Loose wires are the greatest safety hazard. You must secure them with childproof wire covers so that your baby doesn’t accidentally step on them.

Remember to wash the carpets and sofa covers regularly, too. Visitors sit on them, and they contain germs. Now that COVID-19 continues to be a threat, you need to be very mindful of your hygiene.

 3. The Bathroom

This is where all your soaps, shampoos, and medicines are, and you need to hide them. Bathroom cleaning supplies are very appealing to babies because of their bright colors. If your child manages to get their hands on them, it’ll all get messy.

Lock the toilet safely and keep all your bathing supplies out of the reach of your children.

Overall, it’s wise to prevent them from getting inside the bathroom without your presence because the floor is slippery.

4. The Bedroom

A good night’s sleep is the secret to keeping your baby happy. Although the baby is going to be in the crib, it’s better to give your room a quick sweep.

The same rules apply to the bedroom as to the living room. Use stick-on childproof corner cards, protective coverings on the wires, and a child-proof cabinet and drawer locks.

When you’re done with these tasks, you can happily watch your baby doze off.

You should follow all the safety measures to take care of your toddler even when they’re out of your sight. Baby-proofing is a challenging task, but it’s all worth it. Home is where memories are made, and it’s important to create a safe space for your little angel.

 

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