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Parenting Tips: 5 Ways for Baby Proofing homes!

Unaware how to child proof your house as your infant turns to toddler? Child proofing house is a major task for us to ensure the safety of our children. Read best 5 tips to baby proofing or child proofing homes from an experienced mama! #childproofing #babyproofing #childproof #babyproof #babylocks #childproofinglocks #childproofingproducts #safety #childsafety

When you welcome a new member in your family, your home tends to become a potentially dangerous surrounding for him and his upbringing. You need to accept that your home isn’t going to be the same from now on, that it’s not just about you being comfortable anymore, but making it a safe place for your toddler. Of course, the first step is Baby proofing  the nursery and the crib, but your toddler won’t spend the entire day in his bed, so you need to toddler-proof your entire home. Your youngest has a great urge to explore and you need to make sure he won’t hurt himself while doing it.

1. Furniture

Furniture is an archenemy of all people, not to talk about toddlers – just remember how many times it has hurt your pinky. When it comes to your youngest, furniture can become far more dangerous because it can fall and literally crush him. Don’t think that some pieces of furniture don’t need toddler-proofing because they are heavy and it seems impossible they can fall – when your little explorer starts climbing, they will fall like a pack of cards. The edges of all the furniture must be covered with something soft, like rubber or foam, so babies don’t hurt themselves when they bump against the corners. The easiest way to secure the furniture is to simply use furniture wall straps. That’s the best way for baby proofing your furnitures!

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2. Windows

The best place to climb to for every toddler is the window, especially an opened one. When those little and curious eyes see a beautiful weather, falling leaves or some colorful butterfly, the adventure is on. Even if you live on the ground floor where a fall from the window can’t hurt him, there are plenty of stuff that can, if he gets on the streets unnoticed. In order to prevent such and similar excursions, it’s enough to install mesh window guard on your windows.

3. Stairs

Now that he can’t climb his favorite furniture mountains and can’t go through the window to the ‛great unknown’, your toddler will look for another exploration methods. If his room is on the first floor this will probably lead him to the stairs. This might not be some real danger, but there are numerous ways in which he can fall, especially if he’s still half asleep. That’s why you should install a  baby gate at the top of the stairs. Just remember to remove the gate eventually when it becomes older and don’t put it everywhere around the house, just at potentially dangerous places. Stairs have to have baby proofing to avoid incidents.

4. Electricity wirings and sockets

This is where things become more serious. Toddlers are like little copycats – they observe everything that the grownups do and then they want to repeat it themselves. So it’s not enough to have the outlet plug covers because they will eventually learn how to remove them. The smartest thing would be to install a safe plate outlet cover that’s very easy to install but almost impossible for your toddler to figure out. Another problem is the wires that are everywhere around us – from the lamps, TV sets, CD players, etc. They can be very interesting for your toddler, especially in the form of a colorful spaghetti, so it’s recommendable to use wire guard in order to prevent that electrifying meal.

5. Clutter

One of the favorite methods of exploring for every toddler is to try to swallow everything he comes across in the room. These are usually heaps of unnecessary things lying on the floor you promise to yourself every day to put away, but you just don’t know where. You don’t even want to think about throwing them away because these things usually have some emotional value if they stayed in your home until this point. The thing is that you don’t have to – you can just find some affordable storage company that will allow you to keep all those things by hand, but away from your little explorer’s mouth.

Unaware how to child proof your house as your infant turns to toddler? Child proofing house is a major task for us to ensure the safety of our children. Read best 5 tips to baby proofing or child proofing homes from an experienced mama! #childproofing #babyproofing #childproof #babyproof #babylocks #childproofinglocks #childproofingproducts #safety #childsafety

Keep an eye out – the conclusion

No matter how hard you try, you probably won’t be able to baby proof all around the apartment. The whole point of being an explorer is to find things others haven’t found yet. You’ll need to invest in a video monitor so you can follow his latest ‛achievements’ and take care of potential dangers along the way.

Thank you so much Helen for this amazing post which shall help many parents!

Helen Bradford is an architecture student from Sydney, who enjoys writing about health, interior and exterior design. She spends her spare time doing fitness and traveling.

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48 Comments

  1. Thanks for your tips. I agree we should al check our furnitures and other parts of our home when there is kid around. Better be safe.

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  3. Thats amazing and helpful post for parents of little toddlers. We should take care that our house should be baby proofed for the safety of our kids.

  4. Yes and door stoppers are life-savers

  5. jhilmildsaha says:

    I am very scared of the sockets. My daughter has a tendency to insert her finger in those. Very scary. This tip will resolve the situation.

    1. That’s worrisome for most of the parents, m sure you can baby proof them easily and leave them to explore happily!!

  6. Some great tips – they always manage to find a way to the one thing you haven’t proofed though, the monitors a must! Some great ideas to prrof some of the bigger issues though 🙂

  7. So helpful …mine started walking now I really need this

  8. Great Tips I will pass this on to my friend who has just had her baby.

  9. Baby proofing is so important! You have some really nice tips there

  10. Wow i was looking for this post when my little one started walking but couldnt find one…will share with my other friends!!!

  11. Bedazzleu Esha Dogra says:

    Wonderful tips shared!! Parenting is such a tough job

  12. Nicole Anderson says:

    This post should be compulsory reading for all parents-to-be! Great points to get people thinking about all the angles you must consider to keep babies and toddlers safe.

  13. These are really helpful and great tips. We should always consider the safety of our kids. Will share this to my friends.

  14. These is really important stuff to keep in mind. The pointed things and electricity sockets are the most dangerous. There is so much care that needs to be taken when children are there in the house.

  15. my 11m baby very insterested to play with wires.. erghh.. i think i need to use wire guard in order to prevent he play that thing again

  16. These are wonderful and helpful tips for new parents. It’s definitely a great read for new parents to be as well.

  17. This is such a needed post. All new parents should go through this post. Very well explained. I didn’t think of using wall straps earlier! Such a good idea

  18. These are very informative tips for parents go safeguard kIds

  19. Papri Ganguly says:

    You have covered every single thing. Really helpful post for parents.

  20. Patents always make sure that they babyproof the home and surroundings with utmost care but accidents do happen. But then still we can’t stop being their guardians..

  21. Such a great post all nice tips out there 🙂

  22. justmegrowingup says:

    This is such a great post for new parents! I know I felt a little lost when we had to start babyproofing our place!

  23. Prerna Sinha says:

    My kids used to hit themselves every now and then with the sharp corners so I understand the importance of this post.

  24. These safety tips are so necessary. Many people just ignore these.

  25. I love all the tips here. Baby proofing the house is a job that must be done once there is a new arrival.

  26. My baby cousins used to be pros at finding new ways to avoid baby proofing. Whenever I babysit, I usually think of what I got up to as a kid to figure out what I need to hide or fix and then freak out when it’s too silent haha!

  27. This is a great list for new parent or parents to be. And you are right so much of what is “normal“ is out the door when baby arrives! What are the things that no one told me when I was a new mama let you not worry about it until baby begins to crawl. If I had that knowledge, I would breathe easier and had one less thing to worry about until at least six months passes. I love your caution about clutter. Could have definitely used that advise! 😉😄

  28. People tend to overlook the furniture part but didn’t knew that it can result so much of a difference.

  29. Thankfully my daughter didn’t do much climbing except furniture. Thankfully she wasn’t into clutter climbing although I can see how that would be dangerous. These are important tips.

  30. These are all important tips, most parents need to take seriously. My first son was the very reserved type and hardly explore beyond the areas designated to him. but it was a different case with my second son, and I had to do all you have listed here and also monitor him all the time.

  31. kristin says:

    I’m so glad we are finally over the baby proofing stage! Your tips are great to take the stress out of it!

  32. Bethanny Sudibyo says:

    These are definitely important things to do… I was a very active baby and had bruises and bumps here and there from the furniture.

  33. Thank you for the tips , will keep them in mind because planning to have baby number 2.

  34. I don’t have children but my friends do, so there is some good ideas in here that I could do for when they are visiting me. Like installing a safe plate outlet cover

  35. xxscharrer says:

    The stairs and furniture are my biggest enemies! We’re still learning how to strap furniture to the wall. Some great tips!

  36. OMG the new generation of moms have great things to help with this. When my children were born I had to be real creative, lol!

  37. Parenting clearly isn’t easy and neither is baby-proofing a house. I had once seen a toddler playing with a kitchen knife and it was a scary sight. Electric sockets sound really bad too. Your list will be helpful for all new and inexperienced parents out there. I will pass it on to everyone I know 🙂
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  38. There are so many things that new parents and love ones need to know regarding child safety. Clutter is one thing that some people often overlook as a child safety hazard and I’m happy to see it included here. All of this information is important to know as we still have too many children hurt from preventable accidents.

  39. These are great tips! I remember when my two were tiny getting my house baby-proofed but feeling so anxious of the dangers whenever we were out at older family members.

  40. Great tips!! A safe plate outlet cover for electric wire, socket and plug points are a must. Very helpful blog post!!

  41. Great tips. Yes, a safe plate outlet cover is a must for electric wiring, sockets and plug points.

  42. Great tips! Yes, a safe plate outlet cover is a must for electrical wire, sockets and plug points. Thanks for the share

  43. Rye Santiago says:

    I would like to add that the edges of all the furniture must be covered with something soft, like rubber or foam, so babies don’t hurt themselves when they bump against the corners.

    1. Thanks Rye for sharing this, I shall add it to my post.

  44. Great content going to share

  45. You have covered every single thing. Really helpful post for parents.

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