It is essential you keep your baby safe especially when you have a little one crawling or walking. Most parents don’t mind about making the environment or objects around safe after their baby is born since, during this time, they are already focused on taking care of their newborn. Therefore, it is best to begin baby proofing your home before your baby is born. The following are some of the ways you can make your home safe for your little ones:
Get down on your knees and hands
This would allow you to see the things or object that could harm your baby as they walk or craw. These harmful objects could include sharp objects, sharp furniture edges, or items that can be pulled over by the baby. If you have experienced any of these, it is essential to do the necessary actions such as placing sharp objects up high and adding child safety corner guards to sharp furniture edges.
Use electrical outlet cover
One of the most known baby proofing procedure is covering electrical outlets. Since most outlets are situated not far from the floor, they can be reached easily by babies. There are various options of outlet covers that you can readily choose from, like bright, sliding, and swing-shut covers.
Install cabinet lock and door knob safety covers
The moment your baby starts to move around, they might begin to open drawers, cabinet and the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry door, which could give them quick access to poisonous and dangerous objects. Installing latches or safety covers to door knobs and cabinets will be a good way of safeguarding our little ones.
Install baby or child safety gates
This serves as a protective barrier to prevent your little ones from entering into places that are not safe for them. The baby gates also prevent the babies from going near the stairs, to avoid the risk of falls.
Use the Toilet Paper Roll Rule as a Guide
Using this method helps you prevent your child from getting choked. The toilet paper can be used to identify objects that could choke your child. In the sense that any object smaller than the cardboard tube of a toilet paper roll should not be placed any place nearer to your child.
I hopefully believe that these tips are helpful as you take care of your baby in your home. I always remember that this is just a few out of many ways available to keep your baby safe. There are still a lot of methods out there that you can consider.