How to Baby-Proof a House

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Babies can be innocent but very curious; hence they may be prone to domestic to accidents. This is why Baby-proofing the home is one of the most important things you can do for the safety and well-being of your child once your child starts to crawl. As a matter of fact, there are so many products that are available to keep your babies and little kids safe and out of trouble, as babies may not differentiate between the dangerous and non- dangerous things.

 

In order to avoid such happenings, here are some simple things that you can do to help make your home a safe place:

Electricity

First, object that may cause any burns should not to be lying around and so the electrical outlets should be covered because they can be a source of electrocution.

For safety: Place plastic covers on all open electrical sockets.

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Cutleries and chemicals in Kitchen

All kitchen utensils, cutleries, cleaners, chemicals and acidic substances must be kept from the babies reach. And also unused plastic bags should be disposed as they present a high risk of suffocation.

For safety: Install a baby gate to prevent baby to access the kitchen as it is full of things like: tablecloths, kitchenware, appliances like the stove or the microwave, cabinets and ovens. Nothing should be left unattended on the table and ensure that all kitchen cabinets have child proof locks.

 

The Bedroom

Avoid pillows in baby cribs until they have reached the age of 1 as babies might also enjoy hiding inside furniture and cabinets and also Anything that can be pulled, baby will definitely pull on it, so always keep the baby somewhere you can see them.

For safety: The baby’s crib should be away from the windows and no cords should be hanging from the window treatments. Crib slats should be less than 2 3/8 inches apart, and babies should be always placed on their back while sleeping.

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The Bathroom

It is not advisable to let your babies have access to where you keep soaps, shampoos, medicines, razors, cosmetics as they may want to taste anything around.

For safety: dangerous items should also be kept inside a closed container in a bathroom. Keep in mind that the tub should always be drained. The handles, especially for hot water, should be locked in order to avoid the child twisting it accidentally. Hot water, even coming out of the sink can be hot enough to cause serious burns to the fragile skin of a baby.

Other few tips here to start off with include:

  • Ensure the security of your home. Keep windows and door locked at all times.
  • High chairs should be carefully equipped with correct straps.
  • It is always best for the baby to walk bare-foot or with skid-proof footwear.
  • Staircases should have the gates both at the top and bottom.
  • The corners of the tables should not be sharp. Table corner guards should be placed on any sharp table corners as kids like to support their stand with it.
  • Night-lights should be at least 3 feet away from the bedding and crib in order to prevent fire.

If most of the necessary precautions are taken about baby-proofing the house, many unforeseen accidents can be avoided.

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