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How to Child-Proofing Your Home

Babies grow up very fast and sooner than you realize they are walking and you will be caught up in following them around such that you will not have time to Child-Proofing your home. Therefore it is important that you do it in advance and not later when you won’t even have time to do so. Look at your home from your babies view point, because homes can be full of many hazards for your children.

Child-Proofing your home helps you to be a bit calm any time you cannot see your baby around as you do not know exactly what they are doing and if they are safe. Keep your baby safe by taking the necessary measures to protect your baby. The starting point is to baby proof your bath. Initially you will be spending most of your time with your baby, and you will be able to keep the baby away from all the dangers. As the baby starts to walk on their own and unsupervised, you can install the safety features like the non-slip mats to prevent the kids from slipping and falling in the bathtub and injuring themselves.

All the unsafe items should be kept away from your kid. As the kids start walking and crawling they pick anything that they can put their little hands around and put in the mouth and so you have to be careful about what you put at the kids reach. Keep all the medicines, toiletries that can be toxic and mothballs away from your kids. Put all the items that can be pulled by your baby and fall on them down so that you can avoid these hazards. Items like ironing boards should be folded and kept away from the baby so that they do not fall on them.

Hide all the wires and the cords away from your kids. If you are not using the extension cables, and the adapters always ensure that you hide then away from your baby and keep them away from their reach. The locks and catches can be put everywhere starting from the cupboard doors, washing machines and everywhere where your kids can open and explore so that you can protect them.

Ensure that your home windows are well secured so that the baby cannot be able to pass through them as at times they can be tempted to peep through the windows. Install the window restrictors such that the kids will not be able to open the window, but still when you open the window yourself, you will restrict the window so that fresh air can enter your house but still secure your kid by limiting the space between the window such that the kid cannot pass through the wind and avoid slip and falls.