If you’re planning to have a baby, childproofing your home is an important step you must take. Little children can be a handful and can reach into things, that’s why being prepared is important for their safety. If you want to childproof your home, here are a few tips you can follow.
When it comes to electrical outlets To keep your little one’s fingers out of the electrical outlets, buy some covers or put a piece of furniture in front of them.
Using cords Cords that are used for blinds or electrical cords are all risky. Your baby may choke from the cords used for blinds, get a shock from electrical cords, or have something heavy fall on top of them because they’ve pulled one of the cords.
Using rickety furniture Unstable furniture are not a good idea to have around the house when you have a baby. The furniture could fall right down on top of your baby if when he begins pulling up. Furniture like heavy bookcases would be better if they were attached to the wall.
Plants vs. safety Make sure that all plants in your home is out of your baby’s reach because some of them are poisonous.
How to use radiators For radiators, make sure you cover them or put barriers in front of them.
Safety and fireplaces To protect your baby’s little fingers, equip your fireplace with glass doors or grills.
Tips about stairs Installing baby gates is important so that your little one won’t tumble down the stairs.
Keeping cabinet doors and drawers safe It’s important to install childproof latches on doors and drawers, particularly those with cleaning supplies, so that your baby won’t be able to open them.
When it comes to railings Make sure that the railings in your home doesn’t have more than a 5 inch gap between vertical posts. The baby’s head can get easily stuck, and this is something you’d want to avoid.
The day will come when your baby starts to crawl around, so these steps are important to prepare your home. Learning to keep your regular things away is also an important thing to do. The items that adults use regularly, like pins, scissors, and coins can be dangerous to a baby. With some preparation, even if it takes time to get used to, your baby won’t be at risk from your daily activities.