Now that you have a baby, your job is to keep him/her safe at all times! It’s a parent’s greatest responsibility and their biggest concerns. Your home has many dangerous places for a baby and you have to know all of them. You don’t want to overlook anything when it comes to your baby’s safety. Here are a few ways to baby proof your home to guarantee your baby remains safe!
Where to place your baby’s crib
It’s best that you place the crib away from windows and blinds. The strings can become a hazard, especially when baby starts to stand up and grab things. Babies have been known to choke with the strings of blinds. Also, you want to keep the crib away due to the chances of the glass shattering.
Have both a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm
You should make sure that you have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms on every level and room of your home. This is especially true in any bedrooms or where children play. Test the alarms regularly to ensure that they work.
Cover electrical outlets
Your baby will get very curious when they start to crawl and walk. To keep them safe from harm, cover all visible electrical outlets with those baby covers. This will prevent them from placing anything inside the outlets.
A safe crib
Getting your crib safely setup for baby is important. Don’t use crib bumpers or buy drop-side cribs. Skip fluffy bedding sets with lots of pillows or stuffed animals. When your baby starts to stand up, make sure the mattress is in the lowest position possible. Also, don’t leave toys in the crib when baby is sleeping.
Use door holders and doorstops
Protect baby’s fingers by using door holders and doorstops in rooms they will frequent.
If you have a two-story home, use stair rails on the top and bottom of the stairs. This will prevent baby from crawling up or down, which can be a huge risk for a dangerous fall.
Use cabinet protectors
Keep baby out of cabinets with harmful things like cleaning products. Use cabinet protectors that keep them shut from baby. These include door locks and knob covers.
Protect against sharp edges
If you have furniture with sharp edges, it’s a good idea to attach corner and edge guards. Baby won’t be able to hurt yourself when mobile.