Baby Safety Tips: How to Baby Proof Your Home
Taking care of a baby is a big responsibility because you have to make sure that he is always protected and safe in whatever he do and wherever he go. That’s why parents must be cautious in terms of childproofing their home to avoid injuries and accidents in babies. Here’s a list of what you need and what you can do at home.
Things you need:
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector
Wall socket plugs or cover plates
Carpet cleaning service
Small toy box
1. Make sure to have working smoke and carbon monoxide detector all over the house.
Tip: Program emergency numbers into your phone and cellphone’s speed dial as well as your doctor’s and spouse’s contact number.
2. Cover all unused electrical sockets with child resistant cover plates.
3. Lock out alcohol, household cleaning products, laundry supplies, medications, and cosmetics in a high cabinet to keep out of reach.
4. Turn down the water heater’s temperature. If your baby crawls in the water heater unit, they can get burned. Keep it at a low temperature minimizes the risk of burns from running water.
5. Deal with furniture by covering the tables or anything that has sharp edges with thick table cloths, soft blankets and pillows. Secure bookshelves, entertainment centers and beware of walls so they won’t tap below them.
6. Little ones like to chew on small things so better yet so remove all your magnets from the refrigerator and put them in a safe place.
7. Shorten drape blind cords out of reach from your little one because it can be a choking hazard.
8. Keep sibling’s toys away from your baby’s room and common areas so your little one won’t be tempted with the small parts. Create a baby designated chest or toy box with only their toys.