How to Baby Proof Your Home

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Having a baby is the most special moment of your life, but what happens after the little bundle of joy arrives and starts getting a little older? (Which happens in the blink of an eye by the way!)  Safety and comfort of your bubba will be your biggest concern. We have some top tips about how to baby proof your home and avoid any unfortunate accidents.

How to Baby Proof Your Home

1. Corner Protectors

I bet you don’t realise how many sharp corners there are in your  home, especially from the perspective of a baby, being much lower to the ground. Safeguard your baby by adding corner protectors to any potential problem areas. If necessary, you can improvise with tape and sponges but there are so many budget options available that you can buy without spending too much, especially if you use a Discountrue.com coupon.

2. Bath Time

We are used to hot water and some of us love to hop into a red hot shower, but babies, on the other hand, are much more sensitive.When you are running a bath for baby, put some cold water in first, so that the water does not burn their skin. Make sure to test the temperature of the water with your elbow first. For additional safety, you could add a thermostat valve to the bath taps, or use a bath thermometer.

3. Heading To The Kitchen

There is really no reason for your baby to be in the kitchen, but if you are multitasking, you  may need to bring your little one into this dangerous room anyway. Do not let your baby come anywhere near the worktop, have a high chair or playpen on hand, away from the cooker and sink. As they get a little older still,  pan handles should be turned backwards and you could think about getting a hob guard.

4. Safeguarding the Stairs

The last thing you want is for your little one to take a nasty tumble down the stairs, so make sure you have safety gates at the bottom, as well as the top. If there are any other rooms that you want to keep your baby out of for safety reasons, you can put safety gates on the doors of these rooms too.

When your child is ready to start learning how to climb the stairs, make sure you are right behind them the entire time.

5. Windows

While you want to make sure that the windows are locked at all times, it is also important to make sure that you can easily open the windows in case of a fire. Putting locks and restrictions on the windows is a good idea, as long as you ensure that they can be opened. Remember to move any chairs away from the windows, so that your child cannot climb up anyway.

It is so important to look at your home through the eyes of your baby or toddler to keep them safe, what tips would you add to baby proof your home?

12 Comments

  1. I actually need to baby proof… or Henry proof! I never had to bother with Darcie. Henry on the other hand gets into everything! xxx

  2. Some great tips here. It can be tricky to manage the risk whilst still letting the little ones explore can’t it?

  3. It is so important to safeguard the stairs because children can escape without you noticing!
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  4. Really great tips here!! My son cut his head open once on the corner of our tv cabinet and after that I literally baby proofed our whole house in a frenzy lol! I don’t think we notice all the dangers until we think about being at a babies level. x
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  5. Always ensure that your television is strapped down to either the cabinet it is on or fixed to the wall securely. This is a BIG cause of accidents in the home and the weight of even a flat screen can easily kill a child.

  6. Great useful tips, especially for the windows and stairs xxx
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  7. It must be tricky to remember everything to ensure that your baby doesn’t get hurt x
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  8. I think you’ve covered everything – I am going to have to be doing this again soon!
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  9. So important, you really need that environment to be as safe as it possibly can for your own piece of mind.
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  10. I remember the day my son fell down the stairs… we thought he’d gotten used to them, but he tripped near the top, just out of my reach. Luckily, he didn’t hurt himself, but the shock made all of us cry!
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  11. My friend who just had a baby back in February would love these ideas. She’s always worried about her baby getting hurt and stuff.

  12. Usually ensure that your tv set is strapped to either the cabinet it is on or attached to the wall securely. This really is a BIG cause of incidents in the house and the weight of even a toned screen may easily kill a child.

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