Easy ways to baby-proof your home

Whether you have a toddler, newborn, young child, or grandchildren, here are a few ways to keep your home safe that might not be the most common but are very important.

 

Cover the Fireplace

It’s that time of year when the fireplace is being used more. Ensure the child’s safety by installing heat resistant gates. Exercise caution when it comes to sharp or stony hearth. Purchase pads for the edges so the child cannot injure themselves if they fall.

 

Cordless Blinds

Window blinds that end in a loop or have long cords can be dangerous for both babies and toddlers. A child could accidentally wrap a loose cord around their neck. The easiest way to eliminate this danger is with cordless blinds. Be sure to choose ones where the cord is enclosed within the slats.

 

Lock Away Toiletries and Pills

Putting these items up in a high place just isn’t enough. A child can easily climb on the counter and reach them. Store these items in a locked cabinet. Be aware of all the medicine in your home and do your best to keep a record of how many pills are left in their containers.

 

It’s never too early to start baby proofing your home. We hope you found these tips helpful. What are some ways you protect your little ones in the home?