12 Tips for Childproofing Your HomeNEWS FEED
Posted: Mar, 13, 2012

12 Tips for Childproofing Your Home

  1. Make sure low cabinets do not contain any cleaning products, sharp objects, or glassware that could break and cut baby. Secure locks such as, One Step Ahead, help keep cabinets from being opened by tiny hands.
  2. Keep your trash can in a locked cabinet or buy one heavy enough that baby can’t open the lid or topple it upon himself.
  3. Pet food can be a choking hazard, keep food in a place where only Rufus can get to or make sure to put it away after your pet is finished eating.
  4. Reduce possibility of electric shock by covering open outlets with covers such as Mommy’s Helper Outlet Plugs.
  5. Drape and blind cords can be a strangulation hazard. Install cord cleats high enough so baby can’t reach.
  6. Prevent Fall hazards by installing guards into the window frame.
  7. Remove breakable objects from coffee & end tables. Use wrap around guards on low tables with sharp edges. If any tables double as storage, make sure child cannot open lid.
  8. Keep plants out of reach of baby so she doesn’t eat the dirt or the plant.
  9. Make sure all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors work.
  10. Make sure your throw rugs and bath mats have nonskid bottoms. If not add a non stick rug pad.
  11. Keep a lock on your toilet or the bathroom door. Children can drown in 1 to 2 inches of water.
  12. Children like to climb. Use wall straps to attach heavy furniture like bookcases and dresses to the wall so they don’t fall on children.


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