Category: Home Safety

Baby Proofing Your Home

Baby Proofing Your Home

Childproofing provides the best of conditions and environment for your baby’s safety and proper growth. Baby proofing involves some of the basic procedures of making an environment safer by reducing the potential risks to a negligible percentage. Some of the common baby proofing ideas include preventing your children from reaching unsafe areas within the house or restricting them to the safer areas.

Child injury can be caused by anything not necessarily of potential harm but any object that is within reach. Both the crawling kids and those in their late toddler stage are susceptible to indoor injuries and bodily harm. From the kitchen, living room to the bathroom; all should be kept safe and fit for your baby.

Kitchen

Burns from cooking appliances and injuries from sharp objects seem to be the most common hazards. To avert these; keep all the hot stuff from their immediate reach- edges of counters and tables or in open drawers. If possible never cook in the company of your child, place the portable burners to safety and secure the oven door or refrigerators for example, with an appliance latch.

Some plastic guards and knob covers are also available that blocks any access to stoves and burners. Heavy pots, breakable utensils, knives, forks and other kitchen appliances should be kept in a lockable drawer.

Sitting Room

Within the living room, secure the doors with door holders and doorsteps to protect their delicate fingers. On the electrical outlets and commonly used appliances; place outlet covers and safety plugs to prevent any electric harm. Keep the vacuum cleaners & dry cleaners unplugged and the electrical cords out of reach. In the case of falls; never at any time leave your baby alone on sofas, highchair or raised platforms. Use safety landings, decks and netting to avoid any potential harm.

Save Play Inside The House

If you have to buy a toy, be keen on its components to avoid the choking hazards. Very small detachable parts are a significant risk to any baby and should be avoided at all cost. For a toddler or a crawling baby, sharp corners within the house should be padded to provide the outermost comfort and safety. Some of the possible dangers are portable and temporarily placed in our homes. They include the cleaning products, buckets of water, sharp objects and heaters. Clear them off after use to avoid exposing potential dangers to your curious child.

Bathrooms

For bathtubs, cover the knobs and spouts otherwise lock the bathroom area. Keep the trash cans in a secured, inaccessible cupboard or use the ones with modified child-resistant covers. When it comes to proper parenting, your baby’s state of well being should be the top priority. Have the above ideas in place, and you are ready to go.

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