Your baby is growing, and it’s time to think about baby-proofing your home. Here are some excellent ways to make sure your baby is safe and you will feel comfortable letting her crawl around from one room to the next as she follows you.
Down You Go
Get down on all fours and crawl around and look at everything in your home from a baby’s height perspective. Do this for every room. Keep a notepad with you to write down everything you see that might be problematic. Everything from outlets to drawers or storage places under the sinks are areas you want to be especially aware of. Now let’s discuss some of the ways you can baby proof the areas that you find.
Electrical outlet covers are inexpensive and help to safeguard baby from a potentially deadly situation.
Cabinet & Refrigerator Locks
Babies love to explore. It’s natural for toddlers to crawl at this age. Make sure to lock up every cabinet, drawer, and the fridge because the baby will be sure to get into these areas if you don’t. I forgot to fasten the lock on my fridge one day, and my child got into it and had two dozen eggs on the floor playing with them, and I had only gone to use the restroom. A baby can get into anything fast. Therefore, it’s vital to have these locked up safely.
Put the most dangerous chemicals, like bleach, cleaners, and other toxic substances on the top shelves of your laundry room. Makeup, medication, and shaving essentials should also be put away.
Bumpers are soft plastic or rubber attachments that go over the sharp edges of tables, shelves, and cabinets. These are particularly useful so that your baby will not fall or bump into the sharp sides and end up hurt or bruised.
Baby proofing your home is not hard, and if you start getting into the habit of putting these practices in place before your baby is old enough to crawl, you will be set by the time that it becomes an issue. So, get ahead of the game and start baby proofing your home early! You’ll be thankful you did.