10 Tips for Baby-Proofing Your Home
Before bub, your home looked like an oasis. After bub, your home looks like an obstacle course of potential trouble. The solution lies in one word: Baby-Proof.
Follow These 10 Tips to Baby-Proof Your Home:
- Get outlet and power strip covers to stop those little fingers getting curious and finding their way in the sockets.
- Invest in baby gates and pens, especially if you have stairs in your home.
- Remember to drain your child’s paddling pool, after they are finished playing in it. If it is more than 300mm in height, pool fencing laws apply.
- Bath-time can be a slippery affair. So get non-slip mats to prevent falls.
- Heavy objects like books and decorative vases should be securely placed out of reach, to avoid any accidents from happening.
- Invest in drawer locks to prevent bub getting in places they shouldn’t.
- An active bub will be crawling all over the place. So attach corner and edge guards to onto your furniture.
- If you have sliding doors mark them with colourful stickers at your toddler’s height to prevent your baby from crawling or walking into them.
- Protect your little one from bath-time knocks by getting tap covers.
- Last, but certainly not least, invest in a baby monitor to keep a watchful eye and ear out for anything bub-related.
With baby-proofing being complete, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. After all, you didn’t resort to covering your entire house in bubble wrap and you discovered that it really is achievable to baby-proof your home without it looking like a well-secured fort.