Are you looking to baby proof your house to keep your toddler safe and comfy at all times? Check out our quick guide on how to do it right.
Every parent wonders what exactly should be done for baby-proofing the apartment, how it should be done efficiently, how space should be used in the most appropriate way, new parents might wonder what exactly their child needs. The following insights will help you get through all these questions.
The following is our carefully prepared basic checklist for baby-proofing the apartment:-
- Car, toys and crib safety
- Electrical outlets, cords, and appliances
- Preventing falls
- Safe bathing
- Fire prevention & CO detectors
- Proper first aid
- Prohibited Territory
- Window safety
- Toilet Safety
- Preventing burns
- Water safety
Get started with our brief and careful advice:-
Consider things at baby’s height (And the baby will grow fast)
There could be small things at the height of a baby which could cause harm. Inspect such things and get rid of them or cover them properly. Example nails, electric cables or sockets, dog bowls and even the dust which is often the cause of asthma in babies. The things which the baby can put into its mouth should also be removed.
Get rid of sharp things or cover them
The babies will one or the other day try and stand and the furniture with sharp corners could be bad for that. All the corners must be covered and round things should be used as far as possible. In such situations, the safeguard comes in handy to cover sharp edges. The safety of the child is always more important than the furniture looking stylish and trendy right?
Relocate the plants
Yes, let’s face it, all the kids love the dirt and plants provide just what the kids like. Use of plants which can be hanged at a height or the ones which can be placed at balcony or terrace garden is recommended.
Cover all electrical sockets and wires
There are two ways to protect your baby from the electrical outlets. Either move all the electrical outlets much above the floor so that the baby can’t reach it even if arms stretched upwards or cover the outlet with a baby-protect covers. These covers can be easily found in the online marketplace, the popular one being sliding panel cover, which automatically slides to block the plug when it is not being used.
Lock for babies in the drawers or cabinets
The most hazardous place that can be for a baby is the kitchen. If and when a baby goes to the kitchen, it’s best if someone has supervision on the kid. And the locks on the cabinets for babies are the best choice. The cabinets at the height of a baby must have these baby locks
Bathroom doors should be closed
One must make sure that the kid doesn’t drink or eat from the dog bowl if you have one. It’s very easily accessible to the kids. Bathrooms are the second place (after kitchens) from which the babies must be kept safe. Wet smooth floor, medicines, soap and chemicals, tubs are not the safe things for babies.
Baby gates are the best investment
In the area where you would not like your child to go, it’s the best to put baby gates in there. The best ones of baby gates are plastic and solid panels. Anywhere the baby can potentially get stuck should be avoided such as railings and fancy bars.
Our final advice to you would be to put yourself in the mindset of a baby and think of rectifying anything that can potentially harm you. That’s the best way to take care of your precious one.