10 Ways to baby proof your home

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” 

1.) Safety Latches

Adding safety latches to drawers and cabinets is an easy way to keep those little curious fingers away from dangerous household items. These work best for low cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms since chemicals and cleaning items are usually placed in these locations.

2.) Electrical Outlet Covers

Babies and toddlers learn things through touch and “monkey see, monkey do.” Be sure to cover all electrical outlets with covers or just replace them with Universal Outlet Covers, which are spring loaded and automatically cover outlets when not in use.

3.) Baby Safety Gates

Baby safety gates are one of the most important baby proofing items you can purchase.  Baby gates prevent falls down stairs, and also prevent babies from getting into area’s that they shouldn’t be in such as kitchens.

4.) Toilet Locks

Toilet Locks are a great baby proofing item however some may find it cheaper to just keep the bathroom door closed. However Toilet Clamps/locks provide a secure lock for you toilet to prevent a child from drowning in toilet water or throwing items into the toilet.

6.) Stove knob covers

Designed to help prevent kitchen accidents by prohibiting children from turning on the stove. This product will ensure that your children will not be able to turn the knobs on the stove but also allow you to turn them without having to remove the product.

7.) Corner Cushions

Used to prevent kids from hurting themselves in the event of them running into corners or the rough edges of the tables, counters, ect.

8.) Smoke Detector

In the event of a fire, a smoke detector will increase your chances to escape and keep both you and your family safe from fire and the dangers of smoke inhalation.

9.) Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas Detector

Make safety a priority. Carbon monoxide and natural gas detectors keep your family safe from the harmful gases you can’t see.

10.) Baby Monitor

Baby monitors are a great way to see and hear your baby when you can’t be in the same room as them, providing a way to ensure your baby is alright.

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