Baby-Proof Your Home from the Outside to the Inside

Baby learning to walkA newborn baby or a toddler can transform the lives of a couple, but the child will also change the home. With such a small and fragile creature in your care, you have to make sure that your house is baby-proof.

You can prevent numerous unintentional injuries if you foresee hazards and deal with them accordingly.

Install a Pool Fence

You can begin baby-proofing in your backyard. You may have a swimming pool to fight off the summer heat and for recreation. To baby-proof a pool, you can install metal pool fence or fencing around it. For optimum safety, you will need a fence four feet tall or higher.

The gate must be able to close itself and lock itself; it must also open outward. The structure must also eliminate the possibility of climbing.

Watch the Frames and TV

Moving inside your home, starting with the living room, you can place picture frames on high shelves or tables to keep your child from knocking them over, shattering the glass. A wall-mounted television will also be safer than simply setting the TV on a table.

You can hide power strips as well, or at least cover them.

Lock Everything Up

Going to your kitchen, you will find many hazards you will need to address. A kitchen gate can be handy to keep your child out when you’re away. Otherwise, lower cabinets, refrigerators, and dishwashers need to have child-safety locks. You can also hide dangerous appliances and kitchen tools away.

Secure the Bathroom Door

Finally, your bathroom will need baby-proofing too. You can use a device to keep the door from closing all the way to prevent the door from slamming on fingers. Your wastebasket will need a liner, and your toilet will need a latch. Hair dryers, pills, and toiletries all need to be hidden away too.

With the specific safety measures above, your home will become perfectly safe for such a small kid to grow up in. Of course, you will still need to watch over your child. You can now relax and stop worrying about your child getting hurt.