Babyproofing Around the House Tips

Toddlers can open windows and fall out so you should put in window wedges that prevent a large opening in a window. Screens are not protective against babies and toddlers so don’t count on them. Remove or put up any blind or curtain cords that can strangulate baby. They make window coverings without cords, too, which might be the best option.

Don’t forget to Babyproof The Stairways

Put in child proofing gates at the top and bottom of stairwells. Use those that require hardware to put in as pressure gates aren’t strong enough. Pressure gates are probably okay at the bottom of a stairway. The slats for such gaits should be no greater than 3 ½ inches between two slats so baby doesn’t get his head stuck in the slats.





Kitchen Safety

Babies love to play in the kitchen. This means that you have to put baby safety latches on cabinets and on the drawers so that baby can’t get into them. Put up all cleaning products and toxic items so baby can’t get to them. Use a special safety latch on the refrigerator that prevents opening of the refrigerator door and cover stove knobs so baby won’t accidentally turn on the oven or stove.

Is Your Bathroom Baby Proofed?

Put in a toilet lock so baby can’t play in or get drowned in the toilet. Use protective runners in the tub so it isn’t so slippery.

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