Baby-Proof Your Home: The Essentials To Protecting Baby

A newborn may seem more fragile however you will find that the danger increases as it begins to move more. So it is essential that you implement some safety measures to prevent injury when they start to crawl, walk and run. The best rule of thumb for your child to be safe will, of course, be supervised at all times. Here are some tips to keep your little explorer safe and sound.

Security Bars

Once your baby begins to crawl, safety bars will help keep him away from many dangers. If you have stairs, install them at the top and bottom. You can also put them in areas of your home that are not safe for a baby, such as the bathroom or kitchen. You will find different styles and prices. Safety bars will provide peace of mind as your child explores his home and at the same time develops his gross motor skills such as crawling, walking, jumping and running.

There are many types of bars to choose from; pressure bars, wall mounted gates and adaptive bars. Buy the bars before your baby crawls. If you have a house with more than one floor, it is important to know that children can climb stairs long before learning to walk. When you travel or visit your relatives, take the bars with you to protect your child in an unfamiliar environment.

Home Security

In most homes, electrical outlets are at the perfect height to appeal to crawling babies and young children. Choose protectors from those that plug or screw on top of electrical outlets. The bolt-on ones are easier in the long run, because they allow you to use the electrical outlet but automatically close when you unplug something. You can probably cover all the plugs in your home to be childproof in less than an hour. Babies older than 8 months are very curious and watch closely what the adults around them are doing.

Your baby will always want to play with the things you use. So, give your little one toy versions (plastic or wood) of the things you use daily like toy cell phones, pots and pans. Be sure to keep electrical appliances, sharp objects and tools out of their reach. Cover all electrical outlets when your baby is around 4 months old before he learns to crawl. Babies are often poisoned or injured with pills, pens, lipsticks, and other items at home or what they take from visiting visitors’ bags. Store the bags and suitcases of your guests out of the reach of your little one. Install door stops online so that the doors won’t close on their little fingers.

Safety In The Bathroom

A baby can drown in 2 inches of water, so bathtubs and toilets are serious potential hazards. Slippery bathroom surfaces are dangerous for both children and adults. There are a few simple objects that can help you keep your baby safe, like bath toys that tell you when the water is too hot. There are also locks to prevent your baby from opening the toilet lid. The locks should be installed as he turns 4 months.