Baby proofing Basics 1-2-3

Baby proofing basics are actually pretty easy to identify. First you have to be able to predict danger. Secondly, you must be able to find a solution and thirdly you must always provide supervision.

No matter how many times you have told a toddler no, or how many times they have tried to open a door without success, babies and toddlers are determined and will keep on trying. When you realize that your child has mastered one child proofing device, it is time to up the ante on your measures. Remaining flexible and never feeling complacent with your baby proofing are basics that every parent should become familiar with.

Baby Proofing Basics in the Bathroom

Water, slipper surfaces, electrical appliances, medications and cleaning supplies are areas that need to be covered in the baby proofing checklist. Need I say more? This is a recipe for disaster and the bathroom can be one of the deadliest areas in your home. In order to keep the bathroom safe it is imperative that you keep it inaccessible.

Place a high lock on the outside of the door that can’t be penetrated. When you begin potty training, you need to make sure that there are toilet locks in place, that chemicals and medications are stored elsewhere and that the hot water is not too hot for your baby. The bathroom should be looked at as a dangerous place for any baby or toddler and you should take caution to secure it as best as possible.

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