The DIY Guide To Baby-Proofing Your House

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Keep your baby safe from any hazards.

If it’s your first time being a parent, the whole experience can be scary. You care for your child and only want what’s best for them. One of the things you can do as a responsible parent is to baby-proof your home.

There’s no better time to baby-proof than before your child even arrives. If you already have a baby but haven’t baby-proofed, the right time to do it is now. To learn more about how to keep your baby safe in your home, read on below.

Manage Your Cords

Use cord holders to keep longer cords stapled against your walls. This prevents your baby from pulling on a bunch of computer cords and electrical wiring. This is a crucial step to take to prevent your baby from being electrocuted.

Secure the Toilet

You might not think of the toilet as a hazard. However, your toilet might be dangerous for a curious child who wants to climb in. To prevent any problems, always remember to keep the toilet lids down after use.

Tie Down Furniture

Secure your televisions and heavy furniture. Use furniture straps to hold down televisions, shelves, dressers, and other pieces of heavy furniture. Avoid putting a TV on top of a dresser.

To be extra safe, don’t leave your baby alone in a room wherein there is a chance of furniture falling over.

Keep Blinds Out of Reach

Something as trivial as blinds can’t be dangerous, right? Wrong. You risk the dangling cords choking your baby by putting a crib or bed near window blinds or drapes. So, tie all blind cords out of reach or cut the ends short.

Make Tub Time Safe

Your toddler’s time in the bath shouldn’t only be fun. It should also be safe.

Prevent your baby from mild burns by keeping your hot water no hotter than 120 degrees. Additionally, consider installing no-slip strips on the bottom of your tub. You can also cover the faucet with cushioning to protect your child’s head.

Above all, never leave your baby alone in the tub, even for a few minutes.

Prevent Window Falls

Keep your child’s crib or bed away from windows. Don’t rely on standard window screens for your child’s safety. These are meant only to keep insects out. Instead, install childproof screens or specialized window guards to prevent your child from falling through.

Final Thoughts

You’ve taken the necessary precautions to keep your home safe for your baby. You can now rest easy knowing that your baby is safe. However, it would be best if you didn’t become care-free simply because you’ve baby-proofed your home. Always keep an eye on your toddler.

You could also read our guide for preventing a fire in your house by clicking here.

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